Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead is an award-winning author, professor, speaker, and bullying-prevention advocate. She is the author of the bullying-prevention play Have You Filled a Bucket Today?, based on the books by Carol McCloud, and the award-winning picture book Bucket Filling Fairy, published by Mascot Books (to order: http://www.bucketfillingplay.com).
Ann Marie has discussed bullying-prevention programming on the radio (NCPR, Parenting Matters Radio, Dr. On Call, Motherhood with Dr. Christina Hibbert) and television (Talented People, The Big Picture With Thom Hartmann). In addition to writing plays and children’s books, she blogs for The Huffington Post, 30 Second Mom, and Team Bossy Gals, and has also been published in edutopia, Compact Impact, and Southern Theatre. Her bullying-prevention song, “The Bucket Filling Song,” is available on iTunes. Ann Marie lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, two sons, and a 90 pound German Shepard.
To learn more about Bucket Filling Fairy or Have You Filled a Bucket Today? The Play, please visit www.bucketfillingplay.com. To inquire about Ann Marie’s school visits and presentations on bullying prevention programming, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.