TOO PRINCESSY! is out and “pinking up” bookstore and library shelves everywhere. 

Bright colors and high visual energy match the quick verse … observers will be tickled that as hard as this girl clings to her indefatigable determination to be bored, she’s actually having a quite a romp … and kids will want re-reads.”   Kirkus

Now that’s something to celebrate!

So  I’m holding a

Win a free critique of a selected picture book manuscript. 

Here’s how it works:

Sign up for a critique by entering your picture book WORKING TITLE in the comment section of this blog post anytime (midnight to midnight Mountain Time) on February 6th. Titles submitted before or after February 6th will not be considered.

I’ll throw all titles into a hat and pick 1 for critique.

Keep in mind:
* Manuscripts must be 1000 words or less.

* I accept only fiction.

* Please understand that I’m not an editor and will not be providing line-editing of your work. My critique will be comprised of suggestions for improving your manuscript. So please send me your most polished piece.

* The critique winner must e-mail me his/her manuscript as a Word attachment within 48 hours of the announcement . Manuscripts will be kept completely confidential. When I receive the manuscript, I’ll let the author know when they can expect my critique.

* As with any art form, likes and dislikes are entirely subjective. Please understand that my critiques are only one reader’s/writer’s opinion. It’s always wise to seek feedback from a few different readers. If my ideas resonate with you, they’re yours to use. If you disagree, I encourage you to compare my comments with those of other readers. But in the end, it’s your book. Stay true to your vision.

I look forward to reading your work.

P.S. And don’t forget to check out  TOO PRINCESSY!  right here!

“Jean’s critique played a direct role in getting me an agent. What more can I say? She’s an invaluable resource for kidlit writers.”
Tara Lazar, author of THE MONSTORE 
coming soon from Aladdin/Simon & Schuster 2013

31 Responses to “TOO PRINCESSY! PICTURE BOOK PEEK February 6th!”

  1. Janet AlJunaidi

    Congratulations Jean! Love the cover!<br /><br />Marian&#39;s Magic<br /><br />Thank you,<br />Janet

  2. DianaM

    Would love a critique from you! My working title is &quot;Eduardo, the Museum Mouse&quot;<br /><br />Thanks, Jean!

  3. Leslie G

    Congrats, Jean. Too Princessy is adorable!<br /><br />Working title for me: Ally Rednic: A Riches to Rags Story

  4. Cathy Mealey

    Hello Jean,<br /><br />I&#39;d love your feedback on:<br /><br />&quot;Beaky&#39;s Book&quot;<br /><br />Thank you!<br /><br />cathy 54321 at hotmail dot com

  5. Anonymous

    Can&#39;t wait to share it with my daughter!<br /><br />~Incredible Kate<br /><br />Thank you!<br />brooke

  6. Anonymous

    Monster Face Pancakes<br /><br />Congrats Jean!<br /><br />Denise Schurr<br />

  7. Sallymp

    I appreciate such a wonderful opportunity. <br /><br />My working title is, &quot;Something&#39;s in my Bed&quot;<br /><br /><br />Thanks,<br />Sally

  8. Mindy Alyse Weiss

    Congrats on your newest picture book, Jean! I wonder what your next &#39;Too…&#39; book will be! It&#39;s such a fun series. :)<br /><br />Hmm…not sure which picture book manuscript I&#39;ll enter. I think I&#39;ll go with:<br /><br />Step Away From This Book!

  9. Nikki Shannon Smith

    Congrats. Thanks for doing this!<br /><br />JIVE TURKEYS<br /><br />-Nikki

  10. Morning Scribbler

    Looking forward to reading the new book. Thanks for this opportunity! <br /><br />Working title: <br /><br />The Thistlegulch Sisters<br /><br />Thanks,<br />Rebecca

  11. Jean Reidy

    Ooooooh! What intriguing and fun titles everyone. <br /><br />But I&#39;m afraid I can only pick one. <br /><br />According to the Random Number Generator, my winner is:<br /><br />MY MAGIC MOMENT<br />by Carole Brooks!!<br /><br />Congratulations, Carole. Please send me your manuscript as a Word attachment.<br /><br />Thank you all for entering. I hope to see you back on my blog again soon.<br /

  12. cdb

    Oh, my goodness! This is indeed MY MAGIC MOMENT! <br />I&#39;m really shocked at the luck of the draw.<br /><br />Thank you.<br />Manuscript will be forthcoming.<br /><br />Carole 🙂

  13. cdb

    A big thank you, Jean, for providing this &quot;pay it forward&quot; peek to fellow writers.<br />I greatly appreciate your critique of my manuscript and value your input.<br />Sincerely,<br />Carole