Brain Burps About Books Podcast #220
Kelly Light’s Top Tips to Getting Traditionally Published
An Interview with Kelly Light: How She Got Five Offers Before Ever Getting an Agent
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This Week’s Guest is author-illustrator Kelly Light!
This week’s guest is Kelly Light. Author Illustrator, Kelly Light was born in 1970 off exit 149 of the Garden State Parkway. She grew up down the shore surrounded by giant roadside dinosaurs, cotton candy colors and skee ball sounds. Schooled on Saturday morning cartoons and Sunday Funny pages, she picked up a pencil and started drawing and never stopped.
Kelly and I talk about
- The day Kelly got so many calls from editors she stopped answering the phone.
- How she got five offers before she ever got an agent.
- How Kelly got published.
- What BEA was like for her being treated like a debutante.
- Who is “the Willy Wonka of books?”
- Kelly’s top tips to getting and being traditionally published.
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