A I’ve written a children’s book. What now? How exciting!! Congratulations!! I suggest you first contact your local chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, explore their message board and check out all the resources they have available. Next, find a critique group either in your area or online. Here’s great advice… Read more »
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Critique Questions for the Average Mike … Picture Book Edition.
Sometimes the freshest eyes are those of readers who don’t also write. And without minds muddied by picture book writing rules or market madness, Average Mike (nicknamed after my husband who sometimes fills this role) readers can offer a quick, clear assessment of where your story works or doesn’t. With just one read under their… Read more »
TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! Picture Book Critique Contest
Last summer, TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! made a monster appearance on bookstore and library shelves everywhere. And now it’s won the COLORADO BOOK AWARD! That’s something to celebrate!So for all my writer friends out there I’m holding a TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! PICTURE BOOK PEEK MONDAY, JULY 29TH Win a free critique of a selected… Read more »
ALL THROUGH MY TOWN Book Release FUN!
ALL THROUGH MY TOWN is out today in bookstores and libraries throughout my town AND YOURS! “This adorable trip around town will be a big hit with any toddler who has ever been a passenger alongside a busy grownup with errands to run. With fun-packed illustrations for little ones to look at again and again and… Read more »
TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! Book Birthday Party!
It’s my book birthday for TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! To celebrate the release, we’ve got a lot going on! And there’s something for EVERYONE!CHECK IT OUT! Time Out for Teachers – Free Skype Visits and Resources for Teachers and Librarians for the 2012-13 School YearTales from the Time Out Corner – A fun video… Read more »
Some Amazing Opportunities for Picture Book Writers!
Hi all, Since I won’t be holding any more PB Peek Weeks during 2011, I wanted to point you to some amazing opportunities for picture book writers over at my LIGHT UP THE LIBRARY AUCTION. And some are still going for bargain prices. Check these out. Manuscript Critique from Agent Ammi-Joan Paquette http://lightupthelibrary.blogspot.com/2011/11/manuscript-critique-from-agent-ammi.htmlPicture Book Manuscript… Read more »
PB Peek Winner and Night of the Giving Dead
Thanks to all those who so kindly wished me a happy board book birthday. The best part about this birthday – I didn’t get any older. And with the TOO PURPLEY! board book out in the world, I’m still smiling. Thanks also to everyone who entered PB Peek #12. If you have a minute, read… Read more »
Points From PB Peeks: What Happens Right Before Your Ending?
In one of my previous posts, I mentioned Allyn Johnston’s and Marla Frazee’s wise words about picture book endings. Yes, endings should disarm us. They must have a touch of mystery, a touch of magic and space for the reader to fill in or ponder. But let me offer this: Equally as important is what… Read more »
Next PB Peek and a Gift to my PB Writer Friends
Just when I thought life couldn’t get crazier, June hit like a Volkswagen of clowns. But not to worry. The end of July and beginning of August will bring not only my TOO PICKLEY! Party but also my next Picture Book Peek Week – a free critique contest for my fellow picture books writers. I… Read more »
Michael Stearns on Picture Book Writing
Here’s a great essay from agent Michael Stearns at Upstart Crow. Let it guide you as you prepare for our next Picture Book Peek Week coming up on December 14th.