Aspiring Authors and Entrepreneurs: Are you wondering how we do everything we do? Below please find links to videos and articles that will give you an inside look at the entire publishing process. From writing to production to launching to marketing, it’s a one-stop-shop for everything you need to get your independent publishing career underway.
Parents, Teachers, and Librarians: Below you’ll find a variety of fun and educational resources to integrate Whimsical World books into your home, classroom, and library:
• Lesson Plans for our most requested titles created by the LAUSD for use in social-emotional learning, writing, critical thinking, and STEM curriculums
• Coloring Pages featuring our most popular characters
• Fun Stuff like downloadable Whimsical World Valentines and activity pages
Whimsical World Founders Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent Speak to Inspire and Empower Audiences
From business keynotes to school visits, Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent are empowering motivational speakers who share their strategies for overcoming adversity and living life with passion and aliveness as well as their inspirational journey. Their talks are custom-designed for your organization, school, conference, or event and focus on authenticity, confidence, and personal empowerment. In addition, Sheri and Derek speak to elementary school students about the importance of kindness, what it takes to be a successful author, and the behind-the-scenes of transforming an idea into a book.
Sheri and Derek are co-founders of Whimsical World, an empowering brand that inspires, delights, and educates children of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem and high achievement. We aim to make positive change through the power of whimsy and imagination. To book Sheri and Derek to speak at your next event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheri and Derek have spoken to and inspired thousands people throughout North America including events for PBS, Barnes & Noble, the Girl Scouts of America, USC, and UCLA, corporations including Macy’s and California Pizza Kitchen, and has keynoted for the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Southern California Writers Conference, the American Association of University Women, the Missouri Writers Conference, the Writing Pad, and the South Bay Women’s Conference.
Our School Visit Program is designed to meet the needs of any school. Themes include: anti-bullying, being brave, asking for help, adapting to change, being authentic, science and astronomy, the importance of reading and writing, how to become an author, learning Spanish, and more! Our energetic and stimulating presentations expand children’s imaginations with whimsy and wonder from the depths of the ocean to the heights of the galaxy, and always include awesome giveaways, prizes, and a book signing experience.
We’ve spoken to over 65,000 students throughout the United States so far and visited over 350 schools. Our shows correspond to different age groups, and we often do multiple shows per day so that every child in the school has a chance to experience the magic.
Grades TK-K can enjoy a show centered on the educational books Counting Sea Life with the Little Seahorse and Exploring the Garden with the Little Rose. Grades K-3 will love our shows focused on Sheri’s #1 best-selling The Little Series books, which promote social-emotional learning: personal empowerment, anti-bullying, and self-esteem building. K-3 students can also hear about Derek’s space adventure Simon and the Solar System or experience a bilingual presentation of El Perro con Sombrero and Doggy Claus/Perro Noel. For grades 3-6, Derek offers interactive, choose-your-adventure slideshows based on his popular series Scary School and his humorous S.T.E.A.M. chapter book, Principal Mikey.
Sheri and Derek can also tie in their visit with your school’s fundraising initiatives. To date they have helped raise over $100,000 for schools throughout the U.S.
Sheri and Derek love to speak at conferences, corporate functions, pop culture events, organizations, red carpet celebrations, and festivals sharing:
To book Sheri and Derek to speak at your next event, email email@example.com.
Whimsical World founders Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent believe that everything is possible with creativity, hard work, and determination. From the moment of inspiration to the writing process, from publishing to marketing, from speaking to social media and beyond; we hope these insights will show you that your dream is within reach. Enjoy these writing and business resources to help you along your author / entrepreneur journey.
Book Writing, Publishing, & Marketing Strategies
90-minute course all about writing, publishing, and marketing books to become a successful independent author
How to Find and Hire the Perfect Illustrator for Your Children’s Book
60-minute course about how to find and hire the perfect illustrator for your children’s book
Kickstarter Crowdfunding Success Strategies
60-minute course sharing behind-the-scenes marketing and business strategies that could help you achieve your crowdfunding goals
Have you ever dreamed about writing a book and being a successful author? Having the right mentor can make your journey faster, easier, and much more enjoyable. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discover more.
The Whimsical World children’s brand is an excellent resource for award-winning and quality children’s books that encourage actions ...
I LOVE the Whimsical World of Sheri Fink! I met Sheri in the Spring of 2013. Using her marketing strategies immediately, I sold over 10,000 copies of my first book ...
I simply have to rave about Sheri. I was totally blown away with her speech at the South Bay Women’s Conference in May. I was thrilled when she was so gracious to speak to the Crown Jewel Club ...
Sheri Fink spoke at the Southern California Writers Association on June 21st, 2014, and she was spectacular. She is fun, knowledgeable and inspiring.
Having Sheri Fink as a keynote speaker for the 2nd annual South Bay Women’s Conference was such an inspirational experience. She received “Loved her!” on 100% of our after conference surveys.
A gifted writer and passionate advocate addressing self-esteem issues with her colorful, wonderful and inspiring books, Sheri Fink is a diverse treasure rolled into a single, inimitable jewel.
Sheri Fink is a force of nature. Her talent, drive and creativity are a constant inspiration to those who know her. Keep an eye on this woman. Sheri is a mogul-in-the-making!
The Little Penguin Lesson PlanPrint
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Lesson Plan: The Little Monster for K-3Print
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Lesson Plan: The Leaning Tower of Pizza for K-3Print
The Leaning Tower of Pizza Coloring PagePrint
The Little Dragon Coloring Page 1Print
The Little Dragon Lesson Plan for K-3rd TeachersPrint
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The Little Unicorn Lesson Plan for K-3rd TeachersPrint
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Dinosaur Derby Lesson Plan for K-2nd TeachersPrint
Scary School Coloring Page 1: ZombiePrint
Scary School Coloring Page 2: PetuniaPrint
Scary School Coloring Page 3: Dr. DragonbreathPrint
Principal Mikey Lesson PlanPrint
The Little Seahorse Coloring Page 1Print
The Little Seahorse Lesson Plan for K-3rd TeachersPrint
The Little Seahorse Coloring Page 2Print
The Little Rose K-3rd Lesson PlanPrint
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The Little Rose Whimsical World ValentinesPrint
The Little Gnome Coloring Page 1Print
The Little Gnome Lesson PlanPrint
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Doggy Claus / Perro Noel Coloring PagePrint
Lesson Plan Simon and the Solar SystemPrint
The Little Firefly Coloring Page 1Print
The Little Firefly Lesson Plan for K-3rd TeachersPrint
The Little Firefly Coloring Page 2Print
Exploring the Garden with the Little Rose Activity SheetPrint