Wednesday, July 20, 2011


We're delighted to welcome local author Nancy Roe Pimm to Beehive Books on Thursday, Aug. 4. Nancy will host a free writing workshop for children ages 7 and over from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.  This is a great chance for kids to  learn the key elements of writing and play an interactive game to create their own stories.

Nancy is the popular author of two non-fiction books about animals at the Columbus Zoo as well as books on the Indianapolis 500 race and the Dayton 500 race. She has published articles in Highlights for Children, Boys’ Quest and Guideposts for Kids.

In her dynamic workshop “The Seven Steps of Writing,” Pimm will show young writers how to develop memorable characters, create an interesting plot, write effective dialogue and more. After that, kids will gather in small groups to create their own stories and share them with others.

Nancy will sign copies of her books, which include: Colo’s Story: The Life of One Grand Gorilla (Colo lives at the Columbus Zoo and is the oldest living gorilla in an American zoo), The Heart of the Beast: Eight Great Gorilla Stories, The Indy 500: The Inside Track and The Daytona 500: The Thrill and Thunder of the Great American Race. The books received Junior Library Guild awards.

A resident of Plain City, Nancy lives with her husband, Ed, a retired professional race car driver. She drew from her experiences as a pit crew member for Ed's team to write her racing books and tapped her experience as a docent for the Columbus Zoo to write about animals. For more details, visit her web site at

To sign up for Nancy's workshop, call us at 740-363-2337. Reservations are requested, but walk-ins are welcome. Kids, get ready to go back to school by sharpening your writing skills and having fun!

Posted by Erin

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