September 3, 2019

Once and a while I get requests from teachers about how they can apply for grants in order to afford an author visit. I’m not an expert on this topic, but I do know many teachers do this in order to afford the special and educational experience for students. My feeling is that the kids…

November 27, 2017

Emma Dryden said, “Every writer should be using this tool!” You know, Emma Dryden! Emma’s Founder & Principal of drydenbks and former Vice President, Publisher of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, and she was talking about my guide, the #1 Amazon bestseller,  How to Promote Your Children’s Book   It has 158 reviews on Amazon––142 are…

April 15, 2017

At first I was going to entitle this post, “Shame. Guilt.” Then I thought, “Nah. I’m giving myself a break.” I hope you will too. Boy, have I neglected my site, or what? Why? Because Jerry and I took over here. The Institute for Writers and its sister school, the almost 50-year-old Institute of Children’s…

March 11, 2016

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #247 Snappsy the Alligator Did Not Ask for Brain Burps to End An Interview with Debut Author Julie Falatko Announcements This is the last Brain Burps About Books Podcast episode! But I’ll be back! The Write a Kid’s Book podcast will focus solely on the craft of writing, with timely…

January 14, 2016

In this Facebook group I did a poll in which I asked, “What do you guys think the top two reasons are for not starting (or continuing) writing a children’s book?”