publishing houses including Disney*Hyperion, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, and Sterling. In addition to winning awards, Tammi's books have gone on to do great things. Nugget & Fang was made into a musical and is currently on a national tour, Wordy Birdy was named a Spring 2018 Kids' Indie Next pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Month, and Your Alien, an NPR Best Book of the Year, was recently released in Italian, Spanish, Korean, and French which makes her feel extra fancy.
Tammi is a full-time children's book author who presents at schools and conferences across the nation. She has 28 published picture books (along with many more that are under contract) with major
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This is a little information about--you guessed it!--me.
I spent most of my first eighteen years on a farm outside the small town of Victoria, Kansas (population: 1,208). My roles included gathering the eggs when the city cousins visited and wanted to engage in novelty farm-like activities, chasing pigs back to their respective pens when they tried to make a break for it (I did this once while wearing my eighth grade cheerleading uniform—don’t ask), and swindling my younger sister and brother out of their money.
I graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and married my high school sweetheart, Ron Sauer. We did not return to Victoria, causing the town’s population to plummet to 1,206. Ron and I have a daughter, Julia, and a son, Mason.
I loved being a teacher and library media specialist, but I am currently a full-time picture book author. I have visited hundreds of schools and spoken at various conferences across the nation. I even gave presentations at Disney World! Woo-woo!
Writing is one of my absolute favorite things to do, but I also love to read, ski, spend time with my family and friends, go to movies, and eat out as often as possible. What is more, I am hopelessly addicted to checking my e-mail.
My family and I live in Edmond, Oklahoma, with one dog, two geckos, and a tank full of random fish.