Sara Shacter, Just So Willow

Sara Shacter began her career in children’s publishing as a contributing editor of ASK, a nonfiction magazine published by the Cricket Magazine Group.  Since then, I have written articles for magazines such as ASK, Click, Highlights for Children, and YES Mag: Canada’s Science Magazine for Kids. I made my fiction debut with the picture book Heading to the Wedding (Red Rock Press), and the picture book Just So Willow (Sterling Publishing) published in October of 2019. As a former teacher, I enjoy educational publishing as well.  I contributed articles to two of World Book’s Childcraft Annuals and served as a copy editor for one.  In addition, I co-authored three teacher’s guides for Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.  I’m actively involved in the Illinois chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).  I also dabble in personal narratives— my work has appeared in three anthologies, as well as Chicago Parent Magazine. I am working on many new stories, which I hope will soon make their way out into the world.

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