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
Guest Post by Lynne Marie Happy 4th of July, Everyone! I’ll start out with an admission — I write books about holidays. Now, the surprising
By Sarah Lynne Reul When I first got into this industry, I didn’t even realize that author/illustrator school visits were a thing! I had so
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: When I first started my own writing career, it seemed every #kidlit event I went to I’d bump into Anne Broyles. And
Once you have written or illustrated your heartfelt story, overcome the publishing gatekeeper hurdles, and your book has been birthed, here is another crucial step
On September 1st, 2017 my newest picture book, YOU KNOW WHAT? released with Clavis Books. This was an unusual launch for me in many ways.
Goodreads is the best method I’ve found to keep track of my reading. This site can also help you discover new books to read. There’ll
by Josh Funk *This article was originally posted on 24 Carrot Writing. Marketing. What are my thoughts on marketing a picture book? Where do I