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Speaker Profile - Nikki Shannon Smith


Region: California: North/Central
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Nikki Shannon Smith is from Oakland, California, but she now lives in Davis, CA with her husband and two children. She has worked in elementary education for over twenty-five years, and writes everything from picture books to young adult novels. Her books include The Little Christmas Elf, Ann Fights for Freedom: An Underground Railroad Survival Story, Noelle at Sea: a Titanic Survival Story, Charlotte Spies for Justice: A Civil War Survival Story, and Treasure Hunt. When she’s not busy with family, work, or writing, she loves to visit the coast. The first thing she packs in her suitcase is always a book.

Presentation Description:

Nikki loves to talk to people, so feel free to contact her about school visits, writing workshops, presentations, or other appearances. She likes to keep her presentations personal and interactive, and can speak about her books, the writing process, doing research, and/or publishing in general. One of Nikki's favorite themes is perseverance. She's happy to tailor her visits to your organization or school, and is currently booking events for 2019-20.