Students at Taylor Elementary will have the pleasure of learning from author Gary Hogg on October 1. Mr. Hogg will share stories in a school wide assembly, and then work with individual grade levels on writing skills. Be sure and ask your child about the great experience they had. Read below to learn more about Gary Hogg.
Gary Hogg has been writing and telling stories since he was a boy growing up in Burley, Idaho. His mom loved to read and his dad loved horses. Gary ended up with lots of books and a horse named Sport. Both of them took him on exciting adventures. Gary's fourth grade teacher (see report card) inspired him to put his wild ideas into stories instead of acting them out in class. She kept her sanity and he became a writer. Gary wrote his first children's book when he was nineteen. It took years to get it published. After graduating from Brigham Young University, he started doing school visits. Since then Gary has inspired more than a million students to become better writers.
Gary lives in Huntsville, Utah with his four children, Annie, Boone, Jonah and Jackson (see right). They provide mountains of inspiration for his stories. He loves to read, run, travel and ride his horse. His favorite food is cake and his favorite color is blue. To learn more about Gary take his Fun Fact Quiz and see Where's Gary.