New from Simon & Schuster

Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
Rebel Yell by S. C. Gwynne
The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
Rocks by Joe Perry
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
As You Wish by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden

Sharon M. Draper

Sharon M. Draperis a New York Times bestselling author who has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. Her Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and has been a New York Times bestseller for more than a year. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.
Become a Fan

Books by this Author

see more books by Sharon M. Draper

Video

Sharon Draper speaks on her controversial novel Panic

Sharon Draper, New York Times bestselling and multiple Coretta Scott King Award winning-author, discusses the creation and inspiration for her novel Panic.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Sharon M. Draper
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I learned to dream through reading, learned to create dreams through writing, and learned to develop dreamers through teaching. I shall always be a dreamer. Come dream with me.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I let my kids watch too much television when they were little.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Actually, I use actually too much.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Water. Deep water. I can't swim. Yet I love the beach. I like to LOOK at the water, not get in it!

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd love to dance with grace and style, to move as easily as I write.

Author Voices

December 16, 2008

I envy folks who have time to blog. I’m usually so far behind in answering emails or letters or even washing the dishes that to take the time to sit down and write about what’s going on in my world is a little daunting. But I shall try to be diligent and post something at least once in a while. Filling out all these questions for the website really forced me to think. What’s my greatest flaw? Gee, do I have to admit one? What is perfect happiness? Hmm, that’s one of those questions that forces a person to evaluate the very essence of life. Heavy. What are my favorite songs? I had to think about that one for awhile. What do I hum... see more

Recent Blog Posts

Explore

CONNECT WITH US

Get a FREE eBook
when you join our mailing list!