Hester Bass

Children's Author

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Write to Hester at:
Hester Bass
P O Box 5471
Santa Fe NM 87502-5471

Invite Hester to your School, Library, or Event
Author visits are the hot fudge on the ice cream of being a children’s author. In interactive presentations for classrooms, libraries, and community events, Hester Bass uses her experience as a singer, actress, storyteller, and teacher to engage her listeners and get them excited about reading, writing, and books.

Invite Hester to your Conference for Writers, Librarians, Teachers, or Professional Development
Hester Bass shares strategies for success that help writers craft publishable stories and find the right markets for their work, plus teaches acting techniques that help create authentic characterizations and dialogue. Energize your staff with a session on effective storytelling. Hester is an active volunteer with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Show Don't Tell: How Acting Techniques Improve Writing
Writers can develop their skills in creating vivid characters, realistic dialogue, and dynamic action by immersing themselves in the world of acting, discovering the techniques that actors use to bring words to life in an authentic way. Available as a weekend retreat or all-day workshop.

See Hester Bass!
Hester is now booking for school and library visits, writing workshops, and conferences. Email her in the Quick Links!

Big Big News!
WINNER of the NCTE ORBIS PICTUS AWARD for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children! WINNER of the SIBA Book Award! Chosen by Kirkus as one of the BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS! CCBC Choices! NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book! SIBA Okra Pick! Southern Indie Bestseller! Starred Review in Kirkus! Chosen to represent Alabama and Mississippi in the Pavilion of the States at the National Books Festival in Washington, D.C.! Hester's award-winning picture book biography of American artist Walter Inglis Anderson, illustrated by the remarkable E. B. Lewis and published by Candlewick Press, is available now in three versions!

So Many Houses
Is your house built of bricks, or sticks? So Many Houses by Hester Bass explores building materials for houses around the world. This multicultural picture book for early readers (ages 4-8) features rhyming, repetitive text to reinforce early reading skills. Bright, cheerful illustrations by Alik Arzoumanian complement the words beautifully.

Spotlight on...

Author Visits
Original songs and activities help Hester Bass engage audiences and get them excited about reading.
Conference Presentations
Let Hester Bass share her secrets about writing stories for children, journaling, reaching goals, and getting on game shows!
Writing Workshops
Learn how acting exercises can help you write scenes that are more true-to-life with award-winning author and professionally-trained actress Hester Bass.
Hester is now booking for school and library visits, writing workshops, and conferences. Email her in the Quick Links!
All Points Bulletin!
The nonfiction picture book, Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama is available from Candlewick Press, illustrated by E. B. Lewis. Accolades include NCSS Woodson Award Honor book, Junior Library Guild, Parents' Choice Silver Honor, and Bank Street Best Books.
Hester's First Book
A rhyming, multicultural look at materials used to build houses around the world.