Ever since I published my children’s book, would-be writers have been coming out of the woodwork asking for advice. And I couldn’t be happier to help. I want to see more dreams take flight!
That’s why I’ve created a new Writing & Publishing page under “The Archive” section (to the right, up top), to share resources for aspiring authors. Here you’ll find a long list of tips and ideas I’ve accumulated over the course of my publishing adventures. As I encounter more, I’ll keep adding to it, too.
I also highly recommend you join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and illustrators. They have local chapters in nearly every major city in every U.S. state and every country. It costs a small annual fee to join, but their talks, conferences, blog, newsletter, and other resources are all well worth it.
You will be downright pummeled with helpful news and ideas.
For instance, in this month’s newsletter:
- An executive editor at Little, Brown provided insider tips for pitching your story
- An LA bookseller discussed the latest trends in children’s literature
- A 100-word writing prompt offered writers the chance at a free one-year SCBWI membership
SCBWI also offers grants for works in progress as well as awards for published works (yes, including self published).
So why am I telling you all of this? Because I want your story to be told! You’ll find that authors are a friendly lot, and the quote above couldn’t be more true. Published authors like Kerry Colburn, Debbie Reber, and Christa Charter helped me get where I am today, and now I want to pay it forward.
Any questions you have: Just ask! I can’t guarantee I’ll have an answer, but I can guarantee I’ll do my best to help lift your idea up in whatever way I can.