Guest Post by Rebecca Gardyn Levington When I first started writing picture books, I was FLABBERGASTED to learn that authors don’t choose the illustrators of
The goal of publishing a book is to sell it, but what characteristics of a book inspire that purchase? Of the two ways that most
The ATLAS OF DOGS introduces 150 paw-some pooches in the geographic region from which they hail with engaging, kid-friendly language and vibrant, personality-packed illustrations. Though the reading level is tagged at grades 1-3, this is an atlas an entire family of dog lovers can enjoy!
I am so lucky to be able to be able to sit down today with one of my favorite writing mentors and critique group buddies, Carol Gordon Ekster.
Congratulations! You wrote the manuscript, sold the manuscript, and revised the manuscript. You’ve seen the art and finalized the title. Now, it’s time to decide to whom you will dedicate your book.
Before writing about what you love, it helps to identify your ten greatest passions first. Think of this as creating your personal inspirational guide. You’re welcome to peruse my list before or after you write yours.
Here we are on the Eve of Christmas Eve and the 6th night of Hanukkah. Our menorah candles are burning bright. The Christmas lights twinkle. Cookies are cooling. And latkes sizzle in the pan. I love it when both holidays overlap as they do in my book, Latkes for Santa Claus.
School book fairs…do you remember yours from when you were a kid? I bet you do. Mine were held in my school’s gymnasium and accompanied
As a homeschooling mama of three young kids, the opportunity to read for myself is precious! When I found myself devouring an entire book (Ten Thousand Tries) in a single day, I needed to hear more from the magician who had crafted this truly un-put-downable book with resonating characters. Slight spoiler alert: I definitely cried at the end.
Josh Funk shares tips and anecdotes about keeping the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series fresh with relatable conflicts and swapping genres in each subsequent release.
Creating a Bookstore, Its Book, and a Dwelling for a Squirrel
THE DAY MY BEST FRIEND AND A MIGRAINE SLEPT OVER published on October 11, and I’m back to share some practical details about the self-publishing process. Hope they’re helpful!