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Shaunda Wenger

Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UDAM) teaching artist.

Shaunda  Kennedy  Wenger  has  found  success  writing  in  a  variety  of  genres. She is the author of two cookbooks, two middle grade novels, a chapter book, and 5 picture books. Her short childrens’ stories, articles, and poems have ap- peared inBabybug, Cricket and other family magazines, while her essays have been featured on Utah Public Radio.
She has a variety of presentations to suit the needs of any school or venue and enjoys helping attendees to learn how to tap into their own talent by discover- ing their unique voice and bringing it into their writing. Her first book, The Book Lover’s Cookbook, Celebrated Works of Literature and the Passages That Fea- ture Them (Ballantine Books) was featured as a National Public Radio holiday gift pick in 2003. Her picture book titles are published for the educational mar- ket by Benchmark Education Company and Richard C. Owen Publishers, and in- clude Caterpillar Can’t Wait, Watch a Butterfly Grow, How Many Muffins, Farm Stand Mystery, and In Black Bear Country. Her middle grade novel, The Ghost in Me, received praise from author Rick Walton as “a fun, exciting read,” while Re- ality Bites, Tales of a Half-Vampire was a 2012 Book of the Year Award finalist with Foreword Reviews Magazine, and her chapter book, Little Red Riding Hood, Into the Forest Again, won the 2011 KART Kids Book List award for young read- ers.
Some of Mrs. Wenger’s most rewarding experiences have come from inspiring others to explore th

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