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 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.

I'm currently booking events for Winter 2018, featuring my book, The Little Christmas Elf. If you're interested in a visit that does not focus on the Christmas holiday, I often talk about the book making process, writing in general, and perseverance. 

NOW BOOKING 2019 EVENTS! I have three new books written for the educational market coming out in February and March of 2019. Please see the "Books" link for more information about these books.

I provide manuscript critiques for developing children's book writers as well.

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: 



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, 9/15/11, Korematsu Teacher Celebrates her First Book

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

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

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


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