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Road Warrior

During the 2016-2017 school year, Shelley visited schools in 7 states and logged more than 12,000 miles.  She did 70 assemblies, 52 writing workshops, 2500 pieces of writing with students, and ate more school lunch pizzas than she could count.

Author Visits

Get inspired! A former teacher, Shelley Pearsall is a dynamic speaker whose author programs and writing workshops for grades 4-8 have reached students across the country.


Shelley’s presentations feature stories, humor, and memorable visuals. Her interactive writing workshops involve students directly in the creative process. Learn more

News & Updates

Bring The Seventh Most Important Thing to your school with Random House’s new Battle of the Books guide. Find out more.


Check out the new jacket for All of the Above


The Seventh Most Important Thing is a Choose to Read Ohio selection for 2017-18. Download the free toolkit.