Karen Yin is in my picture book marketing group for 2022. But her debut picture book, Whole Whale, with Barefoot Books, illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff,
Just like we learn from picture books as mentor texts, we can also learn from author visits as mentor visits.
Candlewick Press has done it again. They are consistently publishing gorgeous books for all ages, from babies to young adults. I received the following board
I missed my oldest son’s graduation, his Eagle Scout Court of Honor, two family reunions, and an anniversary trip to Italy with my husband. I had lots of practice with disappointed expectations. So, what could I do about this?
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: At a family event, my cousin and his daughter approached me wanting to connect me with the daughter’s friend who was having
Self-publishing through a platform that is set up to print and sell your children’s books online would be fabulous, if not for one huge drawback.
Raquel, thank you so much for sharing some of your expertise. Your experiences at Candlewick Press will fascinate our readers who are authors, illustrators, and
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I “met” Karen through a Facebook group, Jewish Kidlit Mavens. She’s an inspirational talented #kidlit woman. Welcome, Karen! KAREN ROSTOKER-GRUBER: Hi! CGE:
Carol Gordon Ekster: It’s such a small #kidlit community. I’ve interviewed two of your critique buddies and they sent you to me. I’m honored and
Kim Chaffee has been an invigorating presence in our Writers’ Rumpus group since she joined in 2016. Her debut year has included two picture books:
One of the standard ways that publishers promote their new books is through online or print reviews that are widely read. Reviews like those here
Sure, authors get acknowledgement pages to wax poetic about all the many, many people who help turn a manuscript into an actual book, but sometimes an