Saturday, November 25th, 2017

The #1 Best Resource for Picture Book Authors

If you’re a working or aspiring picture book writer, this post is for YOU. The single best resource that I know of for picture book writers is – for a VERY limited time – accepting new registrations. My friend and colleague Julie’ Hedlund’s 12 x 12 picture book writing challenge is a powerful and inspiring writing […]

Would You Like to Write a Dozen Picture Books This Year?

It’s the start of a new year… and maybe one of your resolutions is to finally write that children’s book you’ve been dreaming about. What if I told you that by the end of 2014, you could have not one but twelve picture books under your belt, with all the support and accountability you need […]

Last Day to Register for the 2013 12 X 12 Picture Book Challenge!

Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to register for the 2013 12X12 Picture Book Challenge – your next opportunity will be 2014! This is a great way to maintain motivation, get your queries critiqued, connect with and submit to agents and more… You can click here to register: 12 X 12 […]

Support Your New Year’s Writing Resolutions!

Here’s a fabulous way to jumpstart your writing goals for 2013! My friend and colleague Julie Hedlund launched the first 12×12 initiative in 2012. Members were challenged to write a picture book draft a month, so as to conclude the year with 12 completed manuscripts. The idea took off like wildfire, with hundreds of members […]

Beach Writes – The Southampton Childrens Literature Conference

“If you’re dreaming of becoming the next J. K. Rowling, we’ve got the perfect place for you—the Southampton Children’s Literature Conference!” So said School Library Journal last year after Rocco Staino paid a visit to the Stony Brook Southampton campus to observe the Conference in action. As Director of the Conference, I am delighted to […]