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?
I’m a huge fan of podcasts and their wealth of free content available at just the tap of the screen. Last November I even wrote
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.
Our stories are often long in gestation and as personal to us as if they were born of our flesh and blood. If you want
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
Publishers, agents, authors, and illustrators now heroically face an invisible foe. However, creative people have powerful solutions and wise workarounds to battle this hazard. The
Let’s Dance! is a hip-shaking, twirl-spinning tour of movement around the world. Written by Valerie Bolling and illustrated by Maine Diaz, this simple picture book
What better gift can there be for a children’s book author or illustrator than being part of an organization like the Society of Children’s Book
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:
If you aren’t listening to podcasts these days you are really missing out on tons of useful content. From interviews with industry professionals and reviews
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
Last Saturday Deborah Sampson (aka Robert Shurtlieff) gave a stirring performance at my library. In reality, talented historical reenactor Judith Kalaora brought to life the
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
As a professional, or someone starting in publishing, you need visibility. You could find a website designer, or you do your own. Don’t think you can? Think again.
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.