Lois Szymanski's picture book "Wild Colt" (March 2012) follows the life of a Chincoteague pony foal from his day of birth until he finds a new home when sold at the annual Pony Penning auction on Chincoteague Island. The book includes a curriculum guide in the back with activities and facts about the wetlands where these famous ponies live.
Szymanski is the author of 21 books for children including the HarperCollins children's series, "Charming Ponies". Her colorful, photo filled nonfiction book, "Out of the Sea: Today's Chincoteague Pony" details the history and lives of the wild Chincoteague Ponies. "The True Story of Sea Feather" was a finalist for the Crystal Kite Award in the combined region. It tells the miraculous story of her own family's Chincoteague Pony.
Szymanski teaches "Writing for the Children's Markets" at Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD. She was the global author in residence at two Wicomico County schools for 10 years, mentoring young writers online.
Szymanski spends much of her year speaking to children in the classroom, mentoring new writers, and giving inspirational talks to civic groups. She writes for her local paper, "The Carroll County Times" and has written for countless magazines, including "Highlights for Children," "U*S* Kids," "Hopscotch Magazine for Girls," and "Turtle Magazine for Preschoolers." She was the Regional Advisor of the MD/DE/WV chapter of SCBWI for many years and now holds the position of Co-Regional Advisor.
Szymanski has the following books currently in: CHINCOTEAGUE PONIES:UNTOLD TAILS, WILD COLT, THE TRUE STORY OF SEA FEATHER, GRANDFATHER'S SECRET, A PERFECT PONY, A PONY PROMISE, THE GHOST COMES OUT, GHOST ON BOARD, NIGHTMARE, GHOSTHUNTER, A PONY NAMED PATCHES, NIGHTMIST, ON THE TRACK, A PONY LEGEND, A PONY TO REMEMBER, COURAGE POCKETS.
Learn more about Lois Szymanski on her website at www.loisszymanski.com or friend her on Facebook.
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Region: Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia
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