ALEXIS O’NEILL is the author of four picture books: LOUD EMILY (Simon & Schuster), a tall tale named to Yankee Magazine’s list of Top 100 Classic New England Children’s Books; THE RECESS QUEEN (Scholastic), a Children’s Choice nominee in eleven states and a winner in two and THE WORST BEST FRIEND (Scholastic), and ESTELA'S SWAP (Lee & Low Books), a book about generosity and a unique California experience which was honored with a diversity award by the Vermont Center for the Book and was chosen in 2005 and 2006 for the California Readers California Collection. Alexis has also written fiction and nonfiction for Cricket, Spider, Cobblestone, Calliope, Faces, and Writer’s Digest. A former elementary school teacher with a PhD in Teacher Education from Syracuse University, Alexis teaches writing for the UCLA Extension Writers' Program and is a Regional Advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators in California. Alexis has also worked as a museum education consultant for the Erie Canal Museum, Onondaga Historical Association, the Everson Museum of Art, the Ventura County Museum of History & Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum. She established and chaired the annual Children’s Book Week Celebration in Simi Valley for the Simi Valley Friends of the Library, providing programs for over 12,000 students each year. A member of the Ventura County Reading Association, she was honored in 2005 by the California Reading Association with a Margaret Lynch Exemplary Service Award for her contributions in promoting literacy, and the Dr. Marcus Foster Memorial Award in 2010 "for for making significant and outstanding contributions to reading throughout California." A popular presenter, she writes an advice column called, “The Truth About School Visits,” for the SCBWI Bulletin. Visit her at www.alexisoneill.com and www.SchoolVisitExperts.com
Member since 1984
Region: California: Central - Coastal
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