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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sally Nemeth  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Other

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.sallynemeth.com/
-- Sally Nemeth on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=sally+nemeth


Illinois Connection

She was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nemeth is a writer of plays, screen and books. When she attended Northwestern University, she started to take writing for the stage seriously. While in Chicago, she founded a playwrights' theater company called: ''Chicago New Plays''. Nemeth has written many plays in her lifetime as well as television shows. She wrote several episodes of the acclaimed dramatic series ''Law & Order''.


Selected Titles At Your Library

The heights, the depths, and everything in between
ISBN: 9780307770240. OCLC Number: 712204337

Alfred A. Knopf,. .

In 1977, best friends Lucy Small, a seventh grader from Wilmington, Delaware, who is five feet ten inches tall, and Jake Little, a dwarf, try unsuccessfully to go unnoticed during their first year of junior high school. It's the 1970s, and Lucy can't imagine anything worse than being a giant with the last name of Small ... unless it's entering junior high: a whole new set of kids with the same old jokes. Even worse, her dad has headed out of town to find himself. At least she still has Jake, the friend she's been with since forever. And when school begins, they get each other through everything, from the humiliation of stinking at basketball (Lucy) to the agonies of Mom's new boyfriend (Jake). Then Jake starts hanging out with resident bad boy Gary Geary. Lucy can't help worrying about Jake, but somehow her heart races every time Gary looks her in the eye. Despite everything, Lucy and Jake know they can count on each other ... until their friendship is tested in an unexpected way. Will they be able to stick together? Or is junior high when things change for good? This fastpaced, entertaining, humorous story about friendship and loyalty vividly captures the highs and lows of growing up.

The heights, the depths, and everything in between /
ISBN: 0553494996. OCLC Number: 246886577

Yearling,. .

In 1977, best friends Lucy Small, a seventh grader from Wilmington, Delaware, who is five feet ten inches tall, and Jake Little, a dwarf, try unsuccessfully to go unnoticed during their first year of junior high school. It's the 1970s, and Lucy can't imagine anything worse than being a giant with the last name of Small ... unless it's entering junior high: a whole new set of kids with the same old jokes. Even worse, her dad has headed out of town to "find himself." At least she still has Jake, the friend she's been with since forever. And when school begins, they get each other through everything, from the humiliation of stinking at basketball (Lucy) to the agonies of Mom's new boyfriend (Jake). Then Jake starts hanging out with resident bad boy Gary Geary. Lucy can't help worrying about Jake, but somehow her heart races every time Gary looks her in the eye. Despite everything, Lucy and Jake know they can count on each other ... until their friendship is tested in an unexpected way. Will they be able to stick together? Or is junior high when things change for good? This fastpaced, entertaining, humorous story about friendship and loyalty vividly captures the highs and lows of growing up.

Additional Title Information

  • The Heights, the Depths, and Everything in Between

    , Alfred A. Knopf, 2006


    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    Book Agent

    Jodi Reamer at WritersHouse 21 W. 26th St. NYC 10010 212.685.2405

    Management

    Andrea Simon at Andrea Simon Entertainment 4230 Woodman Ave. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 818.380.1901