February 28, 2021

If you are interested in learning how to write a children’s book for any age group up to 18-years-old, you are certainly not alone. Over the last two decades, children’s literature has become one of the most popular genres for writers. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “I’ve always wanted to write…

January 11, 2021

Every year we get all kinds of holiday and Christmas cards ––I bet you get them too––you know the ones with pictures of beautifully perfect families? There isn’t any gum stuck in Susie’s hair and you can hardly see where baby brother so helpfully cut it out, the dog is sitting quietly and not peeing…

January 10, 2021

When Linda Sue Park won the Newbery for A Single Shard she received the medal, as medalists do, at the annual ALA (American Library Association) conference. Her acceptance speech was so moving that many in the audience ended up sniffling. It was Father’s Day, and she gave her medal to her father as a Father’s…

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…

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