My friend, a fellow writer, was getting her driver’s license renewed. The person processing her application asked her what line of work she was in. “I write children’s books,” she… Read More »The Honest Truth About How Much Money Children’s Authors Make
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#ReadYourWorld I’m honored to be participating in Multicultural Children’s Book Day (#ReadYourWorld) for my third year! I was gifted a copy of the book so I could provide an honest… Read More »Multicultural Children’s Book Day Review: Best Buddies
For anyone who loves children’s books, today marks the 9th year for Multicultural Children’s Book Day! This initiative was started by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen to bring more attention… Read More »It’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2022!
If you have come upon this post because you have a completed children’s book manuscript, then I have this to say to you: Congratulations! Cue the parade! Pop the champagne!… Read More »39 Children’s Book Publishers Who Take Unagented Submissions
The first time I ever submitted a story for publication, I didn’t tell a soul. I was in high school, and very self-conscious about sharing my work. Not surprisingly, I… Read More »How to Get Your Children’s Book Critiqued Without Breaking the Bank
When I mention to people that I write children’s books, I can often count on one or two reactions (sometimes both!): Wow, that’s so cool! I’ve always wanted to write… Read More »Want to Write for Children–But Have No Idea How to Start?
There have been many times I have struggled to adhere to the “write everyday” practice. I mean, I often have work projects that require me to compose words into some… Read More »How to Brainstorm Ideas for Your Children’s Book
As I sat and read, the knot in my stomach kept growing. I was reading a children’s book about a band of cute rabbit-like animals called pikas that were on… Read More »Want to Be a Children’s Author? You Need This One Thing First