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Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
is a prof., speaker, & award-winning author of the bullying-prevention picture book Bucket Filling Fairy and play Have You Filled a Bucket Today? www.bucketfillingplay.com

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead is an award-winning writer, professor, speaker, and bullying-prevention advocate. She is the author of the internationally-produced 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. 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 and two sons.

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