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
When I first got into this industry, I didn’t even realize that author/illustrator school visits were a thing! I had so much to learn about
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
On Thursday, Josh Funk visited 21 classrooms in 12 states, 6 time zones, 4 countries, and ALL the hemispheres – for World Read Aloud Day!
GUEST POST by Hazel Mitchell Your book is coming out, and it’s coming at you fast! It’s always the way, you think you’ve plenty of