Jerry’s Advice for Aspiring Authors and a Sneak Peek at Designing Who Would Win? Ultimate Shark Rumble
by Tatiana Florival
“Every author I’ve ever met is a big reader. So my advice to kids is to read. If you want to be a writer, become a big reader. Read as many books as you can!” —Jerry Pallotta
Jerry Pallotta loves speaking with young readers across the United States—in fact, he visits thousands of them every year! We love how open he is about his writing process, what it takes to become an author, and his advice to young readers.
Watch Jerry’s video interview about Who Would Win? Ultimate Shark Rumble with your students to experience a mini author visit wherever you are! Inside, Jerry gives advice to students about becoming an author and shares some behind-the-scenes facts about his writing journey:
• How Jerry has grown since his first book, The Ocean Alphabet Book
• Why Jerry considers himself to be a “scrap writer”
• Techniques Jerry used for designing his exciting shark matchups
Look out on 9/2 on social for a special chance to win a virtual school visit from Jerry. If you’d like to ask Jerry to come to your school, let him know here.
Jerry Pallotta is a children’s author from Scituate, Massachusetts. He grew up going to Peggotty Beach with his 72 cousins, which was the basis for his book Ocean Cousins. He has written more than 100 children’s books over the past 35 years. His first book ever was called The Ocean Alphabet Book, and today he’s focused on his bestselling kid-favorite Who Would Win? series, in which some of his favorite animals face off in the wild. Today, he tours schools in all 50 of the United States—and other countries!—to help thousands of kids fall in love with reading. He has four kids and eight grandkids, whom he loves very much.
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