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Imagine yourself alone in the wilderness. How would you catch a fish without a line? Where would you sleep without a tent ? How would you stay warm at night?

Sherry Shahan

45 Minute Program

 

$140


As a travel journalist, I’ve ridden horseback among a herd of zebra in Africa, hiked a leech-infested rain forest in Australia, and snorkeled with penguins in the Galapagos. My real life experiences inspired adventure novels “Frozen Stiff,” “Ice Island” and “Death Mountain.”

“Death Mountain” tells my story of being caught in a deadly electrical storm on an exposed ridge in the Sierra Nevada Range. A packhorse and mule were struck by lightning and killed.

The fictionalized story features two teenage girls who survive in the untamed wilderness with grit and resourcefulness.

During the session I’ll share my treacherous experiences, discuss survival skills, and encourage questions and interaction from participants.

About the Author

Sherry Shahan has 40 children’s books to her credit—ranging from picture books, middle grade and young adult novels. Her books span fiction and photo-illustrated nonfiction.

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