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Beloved authors and speakers Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent
can’t wait to visit your school, library, or writers' conference!

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Whimsical World is an empowering brand created by #1 best-selling authors and inspirational speakers, Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent. Whimsical World’s mission is to inspire, delight, and educate 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.

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 50,000 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 brand new 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.

Please contact us at to schedule your visit today!



"The Whimsical World children's brand is an excellent resource for award-winning and quality children's books that encourage actions of tolerance, acceptance, and, perhaps the hardest lesson to be learned of all, staying true to the core of one's self." - Jack Canfield, co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul, America’s #1 Success Coach, and New York Times Best-selling author of The Success Principles

"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 children's book in the Fall of 2013. Subsequently, the publisher launched Spanish, Portuguese and Board Book editions in 2014 (Super cheers!). Whether you're Indie or Traditional or Hybrid, Sheri's methods work for all publishing genres. Sheri's books and brand empower. Her workshops inspire and build confidence. Her generous knowledge of the industry continues to bring myself and other writers success. I highly recommend Sheri Fink and I'm so thankful for her Whimsical World!" - Annalisa Hall, Best-selling Author

"I simply have to rave about Sheri. I was totally blown away with her speech at the South Bay Women's Conference in May... so needless to say I was thrilled when at Sheri was so gracious to come and speak to the girl's at Crown Jewel Club's 10 year anniversary "Yearend Party". We had almost 100 graduate attend from grades 5th up to sophomores in college. At one point I looked around and Sheri had EVERYONE'S total attention. No wonder Sheri is a global speaker. She can captivate 60 10-yearolds, full of cake, pizza, dancing, excitement of a photo booth, make-up artists and games. I was also touched that Sheri stayed and spoke with every last girl that stood in line to get a chance to speak with her and ask for her autograph Thank you Sheri for sharing your wisdom; reminding them they too can have a magical life!!” - Jane Butler Phillips, Founder of 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. If you ever get the chance to hire her, hear her, or read her books, don't miss out. She's as good as it gets." - Steven G. Jackson, President of the Southern California Writers Association 

"Having Sheri Fink as a keynote speaker for the 2nd annual South Bay Women’s Conference was such an inspirational experience. She was positive and professional during every aspect of the process from contacting her as a potential speaker to well after the event. She was also our only speaker out of 3 keynotes and 8 breakouts that received “Loved her!” on 100% of our after conference surveys. If you have the opportunity to give your audience the gift that is Sheri Fink, take it!" - Bibi Goldstein, Committee Chair of the South Bay Women’s Conference 

"A gifted writer and passionate advocate addressing self-esteem issues in children with her colorful, wonderful and inspiring books, Sheri Fink is, quite frankly, a rather diverse treasure rolled into a single, inimitable jewel. A terrific author, savvy entrepreneurial spirit--with the track record to prove it--and engaging, informative speaker, she knows of what she speaks and cares enough to do so honestly in effort to better empower others of all ages." - Michael Steven Gregory, Executive Director of the Southern California Writers Conference 

"Sheri Fink's presentation on May 7 was very inspirational and motivational. Many students were discussing the books they planned to write after hearing her speak. Not only did she inspire the students to write but to reflect on their interactions with others. Her book Little Rose sends a clear message about the importance of finding your place in the world and surrounding yourself with peers that make you a better person. I am sure that the students of Emerald Hill Elementary are hoping she will visit again and share her books." ~ Renee Wootten, Principal of Emerald Hill Elementary School

"I was fortunate to be at a workshop where I first met Sheri Fink, and learned sooo very much from her. Her story, presentation and enthusiasm changed me, and put me on a writing path I never thought possible! But the best part is, we became friends. If you are reading this, then I highly recommend attending her tele-class. I really believe you will be changed too! Love ya Sheri! So proud of you!” - Angie Lee, Author of Cub’s Wish and Children's Book Writers of Los Angeles Board Member

"Hi Sheri, I just wanted to let you know that your talk yesterday moved me to tears. Thank you for sharing your story with us and thank you for signing each of the "The little rose" books to me and my two grown daughters (21 and 26 years old!). I put myself to sleep by reading your story last night as I was "the little rose" myself for many years of my life. Seeing your smile on stage and talk to us with strength and courage was a great inspiration.” - Maria Ure, South Bay Business Women’s Association 

"Sheri's effervescent presence lights up the stage. She speaks from the heart with authenticity. Sprinkled wIth equal parts of inspiration, wisdom, and brilliance, her powerful message will make you laugh, make you cry, and leave you energized. You'll walk away ready to take action on your dreams." - Lanette Pottle, President of Positivity Lady Enterprises and Author of Amplify Your Impact

"Sheri recently gave a keynote talk to the Southern California Writers Conference in Newport Beach. Immediately the room was in the palm of her hands. Her inspirational story of humble beginnings, to permanent status as an award winning, best selling children's author, will tug at your heartstrings while encouraging you to give your dreams your best shot. As nice as she is smart, Sheri is a combination of savvy business woman mixed with a girl-next-door, bubbly-friendly children's author. Irresistible! Sheri Fink is my new hero." - Debbie Barnett, Writer and President of Conscious Flow 

"Girls Support Network was honored to host best-selling children's book author Sheri Fink during our April meeting for our 6th grade girls. The girls were absolutely captivated as Sheri spoke about the importance of authenticity, being true to yourself, and following your dreams. She shared personal stories from childhood to adulthood that inspired the girls to tap into their heart's desires in order to live an honest and fulfilling life. Thank you Sheri for an incredible evening! You truly engaged, enlightened, and empowered our girls!" ~ Joy Robinson, Founder/Executive Director of Girls Support Network, Inc.

"Sheri, Thank you for the great talk that you did for my Entrepreneurial Marketing Class at UCLA Extension. The students enjoyed learning your Entrepreneurial Marketing success strategies and hearing the inspiring story about your journey to becoming a #1 best selling author. Your presentation was sincere, heartwarming, educational and engaging. The students were still talking about it the following week and we all agreed your presentation was first class. Clearly you know what Entrepreneurial Marketing is all about and can deliver excellent business strategies while sparking enthusiasm in others." - Mark Stern, Instructor at UCLA Extension

"The Women's National Book Association, Los Angeles asked Sheri to speak at our writers' conference in 2013 and in 2014. After looking over the surveys after the event, a majority of the attendees mentioned how much they enjoyed Sheri's presentation. It was insightful, educational, and inspirational. We really enjoyed working with her and would recommend her to anyone looking for a great presentation on being a writer and on the writing process!" - Rachelle Yousef, President of Women's National Book Association

Award-Winning Author and Entrepreneur

Inspirational Speaker Sheri FinkIn 2013, CBS Los Angeles selected Sheri Fink as one of the top 3 authors in her local area, a distinction she shares with Dean Koontz. Sheri has won several awards for her children's books including 3 gold medals in the Readers Favorite International Book Awards, and is a recipient of the prestigious Gold Mom's Choice Award honoring the best in family friendly entertainment.

Sheri was honored with the 2013 Extraordinary Inspiration Award for her long-lasting commitment to spreading inspirational messages of hope and self-esteem. Discover more about Sheri at: