Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Artist in Me...I Tried :)

Today is Pink

Another picture book?

We definitely need more picture books out there that address the importance of "Day of Pink"-teaching children the importance of acceptance, no matter what our differences are...

The Dog That Wanted to Be a Cat

Possible picture book idea?

Kidlit Writing School...just signed up!

I'm so excited! I just signed up for the course: Picture Book A to Z's: Revising Picture Books

Check out the website:
The course is taught by:

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, author of 'Chicks Run Wild' (one of my favourites) & 'Duck, Duck, Moose':  I took a workshop with Sudipta at the New Jersey SCBWI Conference and it was amazing!
Marcie Colleen, author of the upcoming 'The Adventure of the Penguinaut':  I have yet to meet her but I'm looking forward to it.  Check out her blog at:
Susan Hawk, agent with The Bent Agency

The course starts April 13th, 2015 and runs for 5 weeks.  I cannot wait to revise my picture books and get them submission ready!  

I've also signed up for 2 - 60 minute manuscript critiques.  

This is going to be incredible!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

It's time to Query...

Who knew querying an agent would be so difficult?  I am so passionate about my work, like every other writer and want to impress an agent so much so that he/she wants to work with me.  How do I do this in one page?

First of all, research.  I have spent many hours researching agents from different agencies.  I have checked their bio's and then cross-referenced them with social media such as blogs and Twitter.  I'm looking for anything that stands out and makes me think they might be interested in my work.

It might be a book that we both loved reading as a child or a project that they have worked on that is of similar genre to mine.  It might also be positive words or quotes that resonated with me.  After all, I'm looking for an agent to help develop a career with.  I want to work with this person on many projects to come.  I want them to travel on this incredible journey with me.  

Fingers crossed that I find the perfect match!