was crowned Miss Kitchen (much to her parents’ surprise) in the
Swiftcurrent talent contest at Glacier National Park in Montana
Alexis O'Neill Author
Recent Titles The Kite That Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge (Calkins Creek) The Recess Queen (Scholastic) Loud Emily (Simon & Schuster) Estela’s Swap (Lee & Low Books) The Worst Best Friend (Scholastic)
Presentations Assemblies: “Reading & Writing with Your Whole Body.” Lively, interactive assemblies -- using props, images, songs, and drama, Alexis brings books to life and offers solid writing tips aligned with the Common Core Curriculum that students can use right away.
Workshops & Classroom Visits: “The Writers’ Edge.” Primary sources, images and exercises help young writers create fiction or nonfiction works and use vibrant language to make their stories “pop” for readers.
“The Inside Scoop.” An eyeball-to-eyeball session sharing writing tips, tricks and behind-the-scenes stories about books and publishing.
Accolades “Alexis O’Neill gave the most successful author visit we have ever had! Everyone was just bowled over with her presentation.”-- Allison Waggener, Library Services
“Spectacular! Alexis really made a difference in the lives of our children!” -- Alison Balter, PTA Programs Chairperson
“I LOVED your assembly with the children. After being in education for 36 years.....YOU are the best! You inspired the students to be writers and that is what we are striving to do as educators. How fun you are with them and you understand children so well....it shows!”-- Beverly Lai, Teacher