October 16, 2015

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #244 How to Get Author School Visits Tips for getting author visits & what to do when you get there Announcements Enter the Institute for Writer’s PreK Writing Contest! There will be $1300 in prizes awarded and you could win. For all the details visit www.instituteforwriters.com/prekcontest or text PREKCONTEST to…

August 22, 2014

Brain Burps About Books Episode 192 From Unpublished and Unknown to Amazon Bestseller in 6 Weeks An Interview with Author Beau Blackwell Club Burp-a-Palooza is having it’s first Prize bomb on Monday! Imagine: you sign up, it’s only .19¢ a day, and you win something worth $25 or $50, $100 $300 or more! You gotta be…

February 26, 2014

Do you want to learn how to market your books from me for free? Do you want to learn how to get reviews? Better yet, how do you get your book into the hands of more readers so it gets read? Click to tweet about this blog post! Join this launch team and you’ll learn…

November 16, 2013

The new Children’s Literature Fellows, a one-year certificate program launched last year by Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, is now accepting applications for 2014. The year-long course of instruction – accomplished mostly in distance learning format – was developed by author and Children’s Literature Conference Director Emma Walton Hamilton and MFA…

November 1, 2013

Yes! Right off your sugar high of yesterday, you can go right into November is Picture Book Month! Celebrate Picture Book Month starting today! Today is the beginning of the annual celebration of Picture Book Month. First of all, Marcie Colleen created this fabulous Teacher’s Guide, so if you are a teacher, please download and use…

January 25, 2012

Subscribe for: iPod, iPhone & iTunes / Zune / Android Buy the podcast app! Learn fundamental aspects of writing for children. In this episode you’ll hear  a reminder to get in the drawing (deadline: March 1) for an editorial consult with Simone Kaplan by commenting on this post a mini interview with Teresa Schauer by…

January 20, 2012

I interviewed Emma Walton Hamilton yesterday for the podcast and after researching her and seeing the 147 things she’s involved in, asked when was she going to lend me her time expanding machine. Because I want it. She refused. It got ugly, let me tell you. So I’m stuck with nothing but my own ability…