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Welcome to my site.  I am thrilled that you have stopped by for a visit! I’m a children’s author, poet, wife, mother, librarian and wannabe knitter, not necessarily in that order. I have great fun teaching poetry to all ages. In 2002 I founded the Fine Line Poets, and I have served as a judge for numerous writing contests, including The Sandy, the Mass Book Awards and the Massachusetts State Poetry Society. 

For a quick peek at my pricing for author visits, click here: Author Flyer – Nancy Tupper Ling

News

  • San Francisco Blurbs

    Recently a librarian from the Children’s Day School in San Francisco shared the feedback that many of her students wrote after reading The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful. I’ve been smiling ever since because of their kind words and insight into this story. They also shared some pictures of the dragons they imagined. I ...

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  • Busy, Busy, Busy, During COVID-19

    It’s been a bit daunting, this new world of COVID-19. As difficult and overwhelming as it’s been, however, there has been an amazing outpouring of goodness from the world of libraries and authors. While my spring school visits have been canceled, I’ve had some wonderful opportunities to still “meet” with children and families online.  I had one ...

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  • Finding a Treasure Trove

    When someone you love is suddenly gone from your life, there are obvious things that you will miss—their captivating smile, their warm embrace, that goofy joke they told at every family gathering. Not surprisingly there are other heartaches that we cannot anticipate or measure—things we never imagined that we would long for after a loved one ...

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  • WRAD 2020

    Long before COVID-19 was on our radar, back when we were only worried about the common cold, I had a fabulous visit with the Cottage Street Elementary School in Sharon for World Read Aloud Day (February 5, 2020). What amazed me, as always, was how deep and real and fabulous the students’ questions were about ...

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  • A Few Fall Events

    Here are a few places where I’ll be hanging out this fall! ~~Aesop’s Fable, Holliston, MA…on Saturday, September 12th, at 10:30 am for storytime. https://aesopsfable.com/ ~~RI Coalition of Library Advocates (COLA), “Launching Young Lives: Why Authors Love Libraries.” Barrington Public Library, Barrington, RI…on Saturday, September 21st, from 2:30-4 p.m.  ~~Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA…on Sunday, October 6th, at 10:30 am ...

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