Nikki Shannon Smith
Children's Author

Contact Nikki

Are you interested in having me visit your school, church, or organization? I am available for various types of author visits, including readings, signings, and presentations. I have over 25 years of experience teaching children in pre-schools and elementary schools. I love hanging out with kids!

I also speak at Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) events, and I'm available for other writing conferences as well.

NOW BOOKING 2019-2020 EVENTS! Presentations can revolve around my titles, or around writing in general. Please see the "Books" link for more information about my books.

I provide manuscript critiques for developing children's book writers as well. Please note: due to my writing schedule, I'm not offering manuscript critiques at this time.

You can email me at for more information about presentations and critiques

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I look forward to hearing from you!

Links to Interviews, Reviews, and Articles: 


Interview on Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour, 2/27/19, KDVS, 90.3   


The Today Show: Jill's Steals and Deals, 12/4/13, The Little Christmas Elf and other Little Golden Books are featured


California Kids! December 2016, Who Wrote That? p. 11

The Brown Bookshelf, 2/17/14, 28 Days Later

Writing Teazurs, 7/12/12, Interview with Nikki Shannon Smith: Author of The Little Christmas Elf

Cynsations, 11/19/11,
New Voice: Nikki Shannon Smith on The Little Christmas Elf


3/6/14 Nikki is honored in Yolo County during Women's History Month. The theme is Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.


California Kids! December 2011, The Book Report, p. 13


The Davis Enterprise, 2/27/19, Book Store Hosts Young-Reader Author

Blue Devil Hub, 2/2/19, Local Author Promotes Reading and Representation

The Davis Enterprise, 1/25/19, Local Author Nikki Smith to Sign Books at Avid Reader, Davis Library

The Davis Enterprise, 1/21/14, Meet the Authors: Patwin Students Learn from Authors in their Midst

The Davis Enterprise, 4/24/12, Nikki Smith Appointed Principal at Patwin

Davis Life Magazine, 4/13/12, Korematsu’s Author on Stage

The Davis Enterprise, 11/27/11, Downtown Says Happy Holidays!

The Davis Enterprise, 9/15/11,
Korematsu Teacher Celebrates her First Book


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