Meteorologist Amy Sweezey Releases New Children’s Book
Award-winning meteorologist Amy Sweezey (WESH-TV) has released her highly-anticipated second children’s book, Let’s Talk Weather, TV Forecasting: Behind the Scenes (Story Farm, $16.95). The nonfiction, hardcover science book, geared to children ages 8-12, gives kids a first-hand look at how broadcast meteorologists gather information and work to keep people safe during dangerous weather.
The 32-page book with illustrations by Orlando designer Amanda Bardwell, takes a fun approach to teaching children how to determine if the weather will be hot or cold, sunny or cloudy, and why the weather is constantly changing.
“The idea for Let’s Talk Weather originated from my many visits with school kids,” said Sweezey. “I took their questions about weather and put them into a fun, colorful presentation, with answers that are easy to understand.”
While writing Let’s Talk Weather, Sweezey drew from her more than two decades of experience, breaking down complicated scientific concepts into simple forecasts for a television audience. “I tried to capture the fun I have talking about weather on TV and in the classroom,” said Sweezey, “Science doesn’t have to be boring. It’s fascinating and always changing, and that means a job in a field that’s never dull.”
A digital preview of Let’s Talk Weather, TV Forecasting: Behind the Scenes can be viewed here.
The book is available for purchase now at www.amysweezey.com.
In conjunction with the release of Let’s Talk Weather, Sweezey will host several events this fall where readers can purchase the book and have her sign it. Confirmed dates and locations include:
- ICS Fall Bazaar – Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 AM to 3 PM at 4800 Howell Branch Road, Winter Park, FL 32792
- Viera Comics – Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 from noon to 3 PM at 7640 N. Wickham Road, Unit 108, Melbourne, FL 32940
- Orlando Science Center – Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 from 11 AM to 1 PM. At 777 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803
Award-winning Broadcast Meteorologist and mom of 3
Amy Sweezey is an award-winning Broadcast Meteorologist and mom of 3. For more than 20 years, she has delivered daily forecasts on television and spoken to countless groups of children about weather.
It Never, Ever Snows in Florida is Amy’s first children’s book which tells the story of AJ, who lives in Florida and has never seen snow. Her second non-fiction book, Let’s Talk Weather, TV Forecasting: Behind the Scenes, explains the science behind the forecast and the tools Amy uses for predicting weather changes.
She lives in Central Florida with her family.
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