Sunday, August 18th, 2019

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 […]

Are You Ready to Crack the Picture Book Query?

For writers seeking representation, the query has to do a lot of heavy lifting: It’s your first impression to an agent or editor. It has to make the agent feel like you’ve done your homework. It has to be intriguing enough to get someone to read your manuscript without giving away the whole plot. It has to show […]

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 […]

Would You Like a Query Critique from Me?

I blogged last week about jump-starting your writing resolutions with Julie Hedlund’s wonderful 12X12 in 2013 program for picture book authors, but here’s some further news that includes yours truly… Next week, from January 23-25th, I’ll be offering FREE query critiques for members of the 12X12 in 2013 program. If you’re a children’s book author and you haven’t already […]

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 […]


I’ve been taking a break from blogging for the past month in order to focus on writing and editing deadlines, as well as other professional obligations… but I’m proud to have popped up on one or two other people’s blogs this month in interviews! Please check out Julie Hedlund’s Blog where I am proud to […]