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SANDY ASHER PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0042
1980-1993
6.40 cu.ft. (27 boxes)

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Provenance

Materials received from Sandy Asher between 1981 and 1993.

Restrictions

Noncirculating; available for research.

Copyright

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Biographical Sketch

Sandra Fenichel Asher was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 16, 1942. As a child, she knew she wanted to do three things: dance, act, and write. Dance lessons began at the age of four and a half, and Asher continues to study various forms of dance. She also began acting in school plays at the age of six and continued to play parts in amateur productions as she grew older. While still in college she decided against a career as a professional dancer, though she continued to act in minor productions until after her marriage in 1965. Asher wrote plays from the time she was in grade school and as a senior in high school wrote, directed and narrated her own production.

Asher received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University in 1964 and married professor Harvey Asher the following year. Before she became a suc- cessful author she worked as a scriptwriter for a radio station, an advertising copywriter, and a drama critic for the Bloomington Spectator. Her first serious attempt at a novel was Daughters of the Law (1980), which she began in 1969. While still working on this novel she wrote Summer Begins (1980), her first published fiction. She has since written other novels for young adults as well as fiction for elementary level readers. Her nonfiction works Where Do You Get Your Ideas? (1987) and Wild Words! (1989) help teach young potential authors about creative writing. In addition to her books, Asher has also written numerous plays and has contributed dozens of poems, stories and articles to magazines such as Writer's Digest, Humpty Humpty's Magazine, and Parents Magazine.

In 1984, Asher lived in Springfield, Missouri, where she taught creative writing at Drury College. Her address in 1991 remained the same.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains Asher's correspondence to the de Grummond Collection and materials related to fourteen of her published books and two of her short stories, as well as a partial typescript of a play and a printed article written by her.

The correspondence with the de Grummond Collection, consisting of photocopies of seventeen letters, is arranged chronologically and documents Asher's donations to the Collection since 1981. Materials related to books have been arranged alphabetically by title and within each title according to the probable order in which the materials were created, whenever possible to determine. In all instances, chapters of typescripts mentioned in the box inventory correspond to chapters in the published book and not necessarily to chapters as they appear in the typescripts.

Asher's lifelong interest in dance is reflected in her Ballet One series of books for elementary-level readers. They concern a group of third-grade friends who study ballet in the same beginners' class. Four books of this series are represented in the collection. For Best Friends Get Better (1989) the collection holds notes, sixteen complete typescripts, and one incomplete typescript of chapter 9. Can David Do It? (1991) is represented by notes, four complete typescripts, one incomplete typescript, the typescript of an unpublished chapter, and a letter to Asher from her editor. For Mary-In-the-Middle (1990) the collection holds a handwritten outline, notes, four complete or nearly complete typescripts and one incomplete typescript. For Pat's Promise (1990), holdings include the author's notes, nine complete type-scripts, two incomplete typescripts, and correspondence.

Daughters of the Law (1980) is a young adult novel about two girls, one of them Jewish, who become close friends in spite of their different backgrounds. This novel was Asher's first serious attempt at long fiction, and took ten years of numerous rewrites before it was completed. For this title the collection holds five complete typescripts and a partial outline. The earliest typescripts bear little resemblance to the finished book -- the two protagonists of the published novel, Ruthie and Denise, appear only as minor characters in the earliest drafts.

Everything is Not Enough (1987) is the story of Michael, a seventeen-year-old boy who must choose between the comfortable, yet stayed and predictable, life chosen for him by his parents and the uncertain future that awaits him if he follows his dreams and strikes out on his own. Holdings for this title include numerous research materials and notes, seven complete or nearly complete typescripts, one incomplete typescript, the typescript for an unpublished chapter, page proofs, and miscellaneous items. Several of the typescripts have irregular pagination and appear to be in a severe state of disorder.

Just Like Jenny (1982) also reflects Asher's love of ballet. The novel concerns Stephie and Jenny, two friends who have the potential to become great dancers but must discover if they have the dedication to match their talent. For this title the collection holds two typescripts, a letter to Asher from her editor, galleys, and an uncorrected proof.

The largest holdings in the collection are for Missing Pieces (1984), about a teenaged girl whose first romance helps her deal with both her father's recent death and her relationship with her emotionally-withdrawn mother. Included in the holdings are the author's notes, editorial comments by her husband, numerous typescripts of three different versions of the book, a letter to Asher from her editor, style sheets, and miscellaneous items.

Summer Begins (1980) is the story of Summer Smith, an eighth-grade girl who unwittingly creates a crisis in her school when she writes a controversial editorial for her class newspaper. This book was Asher's first published novel, which she wrote while still working on Daughters of the Law. For this title the collection holds a typescript, the first ten pages of which are missing.

Teddy Teabury's Fabulous Fact (1985), a book for upper-level elementary readers, tells how Teddy Teabury saves his community and his parents' business by putting his town on the map as the gerbil capital of the world. For this title there are notes, seven complete typescripts, several incomplete typescripts, and corrected pages. For the sequel, Teddy Teabury's Peanutty Problems (1989), there are notes, numerous typescripts, corrected pages, and correspondence to Asher from her publisher.

In Things Are Seldom What They Seem (1983), fourteen-year-old Maggie must deal with conflicting loyalties when she discovers that her sister's high school drama teacher takes more than a professional interest in his students. For this title, holdings include research materials, notes, typescripts, a letter to Asher from her publisher, galleys, and an uncorrected proof.

Where Do You Get Your Ideas? (1987) was written to help young writers develop ideas for stories. For this title the collection holds notes, five type- scripts, a letter from Asher to her agent, and a publicity sheet.Wild Words! How to Train Them to Tell Stories (1989) further instructs young writers in the art of crafting fiction. Parts of this book grew out of exercises conducted by Asher at a creative writing summer camp for adolescents at which she was a visiting author. The collection holds various materials related to this creative writing camp, such as Asher's handouts and photocopies of original stories written by her students. Some of the students' stories were published in Wild Words! For this title there are also three typed proposals, correspondence with the editor, the author's notes for corrections, and three typescripts.

Only two of Asher's short stories are represented in this collection. For "Great Moves" there are three typescripts and a letter to Asher from her agent. For "Munch, Crunch and the Triple Escape" there is an undated typescript. No publication data for the latter story is currently available.

Asher is a playwright as well as a novelist, and many of her plays have been produced on stage. The collection holds a partial typescript of "The Grand Canyon," which won first prize in the Little Theater of Alexandria's 1983 One act Playwriting Contest. Those interested in reading more of "The Grand Canyon" should examine the typescripts of Best Friends Get Better, Everything is Not Enough, Pat's Promise, andTeddy Teabury's Fabulous Fact, since the author used pages of the written play as scrap paper for writing several rough drafts of these books. Fragments of Asher's plays God and a Woman and Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes may also be found mixed among the typescripts of her novels.




Series and Subseries

 

A. Correspondence (1981-1991)

B. Books (1980-1991)

C. Short Stories (1987, undated)

"Great Moves" (1987)
"Munch, Crunch, and the Triple Escape" (n.d.)

D. Plays

"The Grand Canyon" (1983)
"The Insulting Princess: A Play for Children in One Act" (1988)
"Who Will Bell the Cat?" (1992)
"Workout!" (1990)

E. Articles

 


Box Inventory


    Box/Folder 

A. Correspondence

1/1 To the de Grummond Collection, 1981-1991, 17 items.

B. Books

BEST FRIENDS GET BETTER by Sandy Asher, illustrations by Sheila Hamanaka (New York: Scholastic, 1989). 1/2 Typescript, Ellie, the Dancing Horse, corrected and annotated, 68 pp. Holographic notes, 2 pp. 1/3 Typescript, corrected, 65 pp. 1/4 Typescript photocopy, Ellie, the Dancing Horse, 49 pp. 1/5 Typescript, Ellie, corrected and annotated, 54 pp. 1/6 Typescript, corrected, August 1987, 55 pp. 1/7 Typescript photocopy with scattered manuscript pages, corrected and annotated, 45 pp. Holographic notes, 4 pp. 1/8 Typescript, chapter 9, 4 pp. Holographic notes, 4 pp. 1/9 Typescript, Ellie, 45 pp. 1/10 Typescript, Ellie, 46 pp. 2/1 Typescript, corrected, 46 pp. 2/2 Holographic notes, 3 pp. Typescript photocopy, annotated, 47 pp. 2/3 Typescript, annotated, 48 pp. 2/4 Typescript, predominantly photocopied, corrected and annotated, 45 pp. 2/5 Typescript, corrected and annotated, May 1988, 45 pp. Holographic notes, 2 pp. 2/6 Typescript, photocopied, 43 pp. 2/7 Typescript photocopy, corrected and annotated, 49 pp. 2/8 Typescript photocopy, corrected, 48 pp. CAN DAVID DO IT? by Sandy Asher, illustrated by Mark Alan Weatherby (New York: Scholastic, 1991). 3/1 Typescript, David Can Do It, corrected and annotated, 43 pp. 3/2 Holographic notes, 5 pp. Typescript, corrected, 48 pp. 3/3 Holographic notes, 3 pp. Typescript, David Can Do It, corrected, 43 pp. 3/4 Typescript, corrected, 43 pp. 3/5 Letter to Sandy Asher from Diane Hess, senior editor for Scholastic Hardcover, annotated, 11 May 1990, 3 pp. 3/6 Typescript of unpublished chapter, corrected, 5 pp. DAUGHTERS OF THE LAW by Sandy Asher (New York: Beaufort, 1980). 3/7 Typescript,Such Sweet Sorrow, 170 pp. 4/1 Typescript, Listen to the Wind, 148 pp. 4/2 Typescript, Pumpkin Riley's Going to Save the World, 133 pp. 4/3 Partial outline, 2 pp. Typescript, 138 pp. 4/4 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 152 pp. EVERYTHING IS NOT ENOUGH by Sandy Asher (New York: Delacorte, 1987). 5/1 Research materials and notes, 89 pp. 5/2 Holographic notes, 9 pp. 5/3 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, A Charmed Life, corrected and annotated, 126 pp. 5/4 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, irregular pagination, 144 pp. 5/5 Holographic notes, 5 pp. Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, incomplete, irregular pagination, 53 pp. 5/6 Note to Sandy Asher from Claire [M. Smith of Harold Ober Associates], 14 January 1985, 1 p. Typescript, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, photocopied, corrected and annotated, 145 pp. 6/1 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, irregular pagination, 105 pp. 6/2 - 3 Typescript, Everything is Not Enough, corrected, 6/2 Photocopied letter from Sandy Asher to Claire M. Smith of Harold Ober Associates, 20 December 1984, 1 p.; chapters 1-10, 78 pp.; 6/3 chapters 11-20, 75 pp. 6/4 - 5 Typescript, partially photocopied, corrected, 6/4 chapters 1-10, 91 pp.; 6/5 chapters 11-20, 85 pp. 7/1 - 2 Typescript, predominantly photocopied, edited and marked for typesetter, 7/1 chapters 1-10, 84 pp.; 7/2 chapters 11-20, 86 pp. 7/3 Style sheets, 6 items. Photocopies of page designs for title page and chapter 1 heading, 2 items. Page proofs, 79 items. 7/4 Typescript of unpublished chapter, corrected, 6 pp. THE GREAT AMERICAN PEANUT BOOK by Sandra Fenichel Asher, illustrations by Jo Anne Metsch Bonnell (Grosset & Dunlap, 1977). see Box 26. JUST LIKE JENNY by Sandy Asher (New York: Delacorte, 1982). 7/5 - 6 Typescript, minor corrections, 7/5 chapters 1-10, 80 pp.; 7/6 chapters 11-21, 60 pp. 7/7 - 8 Typescript photocopy, corrected, 7/7 chapters 1-10, 81 pp.; 7/8 chapters 11-21, 60 pp. 8/1 Letter to Sandy Asher from Bebe Willoughby, associate editor for Delacorte Press, 21 September 1982, 1 p. Galleys, corrected. 8/2 Proof, uncorrected. MARY-IN-THE-MIDDLE by Sandy Asher, illustrated by Mark Alan Weatherby (New York: Scholastic, 1990). 8/3 Outline, holograph, 12 pp. Typescript with three manuscript pages, corrected and annotated, 43 pp. 8/4 Typescript photocopy, corrected and annotated, first two pages missing, 42 pp. 8/5 Typescript, corrected and annotated, 48 pp. 8/6 Holographic notes, 1 p. Typescript, corrected, 47 pp. 8/7 Typescript photocopy, incomplete, chapters 1-3, 16 pp. MISSING PIECES by Sandy Asher (New York: Delacorte, 1984). 9/1 Holographic notes and comments by Harvey Asher, 82 items. 9/2 Typescript, first version, corrected and annotated, 136 pp. 9/3 Typescript drafts of chapters 1, 3, and 14, first version, edited, 29 pp. 9/4 Typescript, first version, Mama's Little Liar, Papa's Little Girl, minor corrections, 162 pp. 10/1 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, second version, corrected and annotated, 124 pp. 10/2 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, second version, This Mother and Daughter Thing, corrected, edited and annotated, 178 pp. 10/3 Typescript, second version,This Mother and Daughter Thing, minor corrections, 150 pp. 11/1 Typescript, final version, corrected, 137 pp. 11/2 Typescript, final version, 143 pp. 11/3 Typescript photocopy, final version, Missing Pieces, 140 pp. 12/1 - 2 Typescript, final version, Missing Pieces, edited and marked for typesetter, 12/1 front matter, chapters 1-11, 71 pp.; 12/2 chapters 12-22, 84 pp. 12/3 Letter to Sandy Asher from Bebe Willoughby, editor for Delacorte Press, 8 August 1986, 1 p. Style sheets, 9 items. Page designs, 3 items. Photocopies of title and chapter heading designs, 6 items. Text page make-up sheet, 1 item. OUT OF HERE: A SENIOR CLASS YEAR BOOK by Sandy Asher (Dutton, 1993). see Boxes 21-24 PAT'S PROMISE by Sandy Asher, illustrated by Susan Tang (New York: Scholastic, 1990). 12/4 Holographic notes, 9 pp. Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, incomplete, corrected and annotated, 20 pp. 12/5 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, Pat, corrected and annotated, 42 pp. 12/6 Holographic notes, 3 pp. Typescript, corrected, 42 pp. 12/7 Typescript, corrected, 42 pp. 12/8 Typescript photocopy,Pat, 41 pp. 12/9 Typescript photocopy, Three Promises for Pat, incomplete, edited and annotated, 27 pp. 12/10 Letter from Sandy Asher to Claire M. Smith of Harold Ober Associates, 19 January 1988, 1 p. Letter to Sandy Asher from Diane Hess, senior editor for Scholastic Hardcover, 19 October 1988, 2 pp. Typescript, predominantly photocopied, corrected, edited and annotated, 43 pp. 12/11 Typescript, incomplete, chapters 7-11, corrected and annotated, 17 pp. 12/12 Typescript, Three Promises for Pat, corrected and annotated, 39 pp. 13/1 Letter to Sandy Asher from Diane [Hess, senior editor for Scholastic Hardcover], 27 December 1988, 1 p. Typescript photocopy, Three Promises for Pat, corrected and edited, 45 pp. 13/2 Typescript, Three Promises for Pat, 43 pp. 13/3 Typescript photocopy, Three Promises for Pat, 40 pp. Photocopied letter from Sandy Asher to [publisher?], incomplete, undated, 1 p. PRINCESS BEE AND THE ROYAL GOOD-NIGHT STORY by Sandy Asher, pictures by Cat Bowman Smith (Whitman, 1990). See Box 25 SUMMER BEGINS by Sandy Asher (New York: Elsevier/Nelson, 1980). 13/4 Manuscript, titled "Summer Smith's First Great Spring," 2 pp. Typescript, first ten pages missing, 143 pp. TEDDY TEABURY'S FABULOUS FACT by Sandy Asher, illustrated by Bob Jones (New York: Dell, 1985). 13/5 Holographic notes, 54 items. 13/6 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, corrected, 87 pp. 13/7 Typescript, corrected, 95 pp. 14/1 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, corrected, 2 pp. 14/2 Typescript of chapter 1, corrected, 4 pp. 14/3 Typescript of chapter 1 and part of chapter 2, corrected, 5 pp, 14/4 Holographic notes, 1 p. Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, incomplete, corrected, edited and annotated, 43 pp. 14/5 Typescript photocopy, corrected and edited, 85 pp. 14/6 Typescript photocopy, corrected, edited and annotated, 84 pp. 14/7 Typescript photocopy, minor corrections, 94 pp. 15/1 Typescript, minor corrections, 96 pp. 15/2 Miscellaneous typescript and manuscript pages, corrected, 14 items. 15/3 Miscellaneous typescript and manuscript pages, corrected, 23 items. TEDDY TEABURY'S PEANUTTY PROBLEMS by Sandy Asher, illustrated by Bob Jones (New York: Dell, 1989). 15/4 Holographic notes, 9 pp. 15/5 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, corrected and annotated, irregular pagination, 80 pp. 15/6 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, corrected and annotated, 90 pp. 15/7 Typescript, corrected, 95 pp. 15/8 Typescript photocopy, corrected and annotated, incomplete, chapters 1-3, 14 pp. 15/9 Typescript, corrected, 109 pp. [Editor's?] notes, 1 p. 16/1 Typescript photocopy, 110 pp. 16/2 Typescript, corrected, 107 pp. 16/3 Typescript photocopy, 120 pp. 16/4 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, corrected and annotated, 131 pp. 16/5 Typescript, corrected, 115 pp. 17/1 Typescript, 117 pp. 17/2 Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, with photocopies of illustrations, 130 pp. 17/3 Various typescript pages, corrected, 64 items. 17/4 Correspondence from publisher, 1986-87, 1990, 4 items. THINGS ARE SELDOM WHAT THEY SEEM by Sandy Asher (New York: Delacorte Press, 1983). 17/5 Research materials, 1978, 1981, 4 items. 17/6 Holographic notes, 36 pp. 17/7 Typescript, corrected and annotated, irregular pagination, 96 pp. 18/1 Typescript, corrected and annotated, 121 pp. 18/2 Typescript, minor corrections, 135 pp. 18/3 Typescript pages, photocopied, edited, 46 items. 18/4 Typescript photocopy, edited, 135 pp. 18/5 Letter to Sandy Asher from Joan Hanson at Delacorte Press, 14 April 1983, 1 p. Galleys, corrected. 18/6 Uncorrected proof., WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS? by Sandy Asher, illustrated by Susan Hellard (New York: Walker and Company, 1987). 19/1 Holographic note cards, 23 items. Typescript, corrected, unpaginated, 88 pp. 19/2 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, corrected, 127 pp. 19/3 Typescript photocopy, 103 pp. 19/4 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, corrected and annotated, 102 pp. 19/5 Typescript photocopy, 113 pp. 19/6 Photocopied letter from Sandy Asher to Claire M. Smith at Harold Ober Associates, 15 May 1986, 1 p. Publicity sheet. WILD WORDS! HOW TO TRAIN THEM TO TELL STORIES by Sandy Asher, illustrated by Dennis Kendrik (New York: Walker, 1989). 20/1 Materials related to a creative writing summer camp for adolescents at which Sandy Asher was a visiting author, 1988, 65 items. 20/2 Typescript proposal, 4 pp. Typescript proposal, corrected and annotated, 5 pp., Typescript proposal, corrected and annotated, 6 pp. Letter to Sandy Asher from Amy C. Shields, editor-in-chief at Walker and Company, 28 December 1988, 2 pp. Notes for corrections, holograph and typescript photocopy, 10 pp. Photocopied letter from Sandy Asher to Amy C. Shields, 4 January 1989, 3 pp. 20/3 Typescript with scattered manuscript pages, corrected and annotated, 107 pp. 20/4 Typescript, corrected, 97 pp. 20/5 Typescript, minor corrections, 99 pp. 20/6 "The House at the Edge of the City" Manuscript Typescripts (6 versions)

**New Materials Added in 1994

OUT OF HERE: A SENIOR CLASS YEAR BOOK by Sandy Asher (Dutton, 1993). 21/1 Manuscript, various preliminary pages and notes, 50 pp. Correspondence, 5 pp. 21/2-10 Typescript, heavily corrected, various drafts, by chapters, 21/2 Out of Here, 34 pp. 21/3 Leftovers, 73 pp.; 21/4 Boys Are Easy, 40 pp.; 21/5 Blind Dating, 35 pp.; 21/6 First Night, 89 pp.; 21/7 Errors in Simple Arithmetic, 46 pp.; 21/8 Battle of the Bands, 55 pp.; 21/9 Perfect, 28 pp.; 21/10 The Last Recess, 63 pp. 22/1-2 Typescript, corrected, 22/1 front matter, pp. 1-79; 22/2 pp. 80-162. 22/3 Typescript, corrected. 22/4 Typescript, corrected. 23/1-2 Typescript, 23/1 front matter, pp. 1-108; 23/2 pp. 109-184. 23/3-4 Typescript, 23/3 front matter, pp. 1-97a; 23/4 pp. 98-167, aaded 80-99; 23/5-6 Typescript, 23/5 front matter, pp. 1-97a; 23/6 pp.98-167. 24/1-2 Typescript, final edited, 24/1 front matter, pp. 1-85; 24/2 pp. 86-184. 24/3-4 Master set page proofs, 24/3 front matter, pp. 1-87; 24/4 pp. 88-149. 24/5-6 Proof, 24/5 front matter, pp. 1-69; 24/6 pp. 70-149. 24/7-8 Glossy proof, dated 2-23-93, 24/7 front matter, pp. 1-69; 24/8 pp. 70-149. 24/9 Dust jacket. PRINCESS BEE AND THE ROYAL GOOD-NIGHT STORY by Sandy Asher, pictures by Cat Bowman Smith (Whitman, 1990). 25/1 Manuscript; Typescripts, 6 versions. 25/2 Layout sheets, 17 double page spreads (lacking pp. 26-27). Photocopies of spreads with text, 13 pp. 25/3 Cover glossy, 2 copies THE GREAT AMERICAN PEANUT BOOK by Sandra Fenichel Asher, illustrations by Jo Anne Metsch Bonnell (Grosset & Dunlap, 1977). 26/1 Research materials and photographs. 26/2 Correspondence. 26/3 Publicity items. 26/4 Typescript, proposal, 8 pp.; 26/5-6 Typescript, edited, 26/5 front matter - pp. 1-75, 26/6 pp. 75A-[153]. 26/7 Proofs, pp. 1-189.

C. Short Stories

"Great Moves," published in Visions:  Nineteen Short Stories by
     Outstanding Writers for Young Adults,  ed. Donald R. Gallo (New
     York: Delacorte Press, 1987).

     27/1      Letter to Sandy Asher from Claire M. Smith at Harold Ober
               Associates, 20 March 1985, 1 p.

               Typescript, corrected and annotated, 19 pp.

               Typescript, corrected and annotated, 13 pp.

               Typescript photocopy, corrected, 14 pp.

     
"Munch, Crunch and the Triple Escape" [no publication data available]

     27/2      Typescript, undated, 5 pp.


  

D. Plays

"The Grand Canyon" [first produced in the Little Theater of Alexandria,
      1983].

     27/3      Typescript photocopy, incomplete, 16 pp.

     
"The Insulting Princess" by Sandra Fenichel Asher [produced at   Interlochen
     Center for the Arts]

     27/4      Typescripts, 7 versions,

               brochure for Interlochen Center for the Arts.

     
"Who Will Bell the Cat?" a play based on Aesop's Fables by Sandy Asher.        
     From Celebrate Reading (Scott, Foresman, 1992).

     27/5      Photocopy of play, 10 pp.

     
"Workout!" by Sandy Asher. From Center Stage: One Act Plays for
     Teenage Readers and Actors edited by Donald R. Gallo (Harper & Row,
      1990).

     27/5      Photocopy of play, 13 pp.

  

E. Articles (photocopies)

27/6 "On Writing for Monkeys, Martians, and Children, " Journal of Reading, May 1984. "The Problem With Realism, " The ALAN Review, Spring 1985. "Spotlighting Missouri Authors" by Faith Heinrichs in The Missouri Reader, Fall 1986. "Paper Panic: One Writer's Crusade," NAYW News [National Association for Young Writers publication], Spring 1988. "Face-To-Face with Sandy Asher" The Follett Forum, Spring 1988. "How To Write a YA Novel: Advice From Writer/Teacher to Teacher/Writer. Letters to Sandy" The ALAN Review, Spring 1989. "Ten Years and a Million Lousy Words" The ALAN Review, Spring 1989. "Best Friends: Talking with Young Readers Through My Books," The ALAN Review, Fall 1989. "Write In: Words from Sandy Asher, " Writing! September 1989. "Show, Don't Tell," Challenge, September 1989.

"The Careful Use of Description," Challenge, October 1989. "Effective Dialogue," Challenge, November 1989. 27/7 "Portraying Personalities," Challenge, December 1989. "An Interview With Sandy Asher on the Art of Writing," Journal of Reading, February 1990. "Personal Narrative: The Story of Your Life and the Life of Your Story," Challenge, Spring 1990. "Plot Development I: The Struggle Toward a Goal," Challenge, Spring 1990. "Plot Development II: The Forces of Change," Challenge, Winter 1990. Speaking For Ourselves: Autobiographical Sketches by Notable Authors of Books for Young People compiled and edited by Donald R. Gallo (National Council of Teachers of English, 1990). "When Did You Become a Writer?" Shoe Tree, Winter 1991. "The Elements of Playwriting" in Writers in the Classroom edited by Ruth Nathan (Christopher-Gordon Publishers, 1991). "Ride the Horse in the Direction It's Going," in Authors' Insights edited by Donald R. Gallo (Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1991). "The Professionals Write to Each Other. Dear Bob/Sandy: Letters About Writing a Novel" The Writers' Slate, Spring 1992. "Sandy Asher" from Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 13 (Gale Research). "Sandy Asher" by Judith S. Baughman in Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook.


MATERIAL WITHDRAWN FROM SANDY ASHER PAPERS (January 1992)

Duplicate of typescript photocopy for Missing Pieces

List of programmable keys

Scrap paper

Two duplicate publicity sheets for Where Do You Get Your Ideas?



Processed: January 1992
Revised: 1994; June 2001; September 2014

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