If you’re a writer trying to break into the kidlit market, small publishers are a great place to start. I’m also currently writing my third set of work for hire picture books – another great starting place. Tune in to find out about my journey and how you can get started.
Not a writer, but curious how a book gets made? Or what it’s like being a writer? Come and find out!
There will be time for me to answer questions, so now’s the time to get your burning questions answered.
If you’re not familiar withKidlitNation, they’re a nonprofit that works to make the children’s book industry more accessible to people of color. Right now the focus is on education – free webinars and scholarships to professional conferences – but they have big plans for the future.
I’ve been working with them for over a year and they are dedicated, passionate, and all-around awesome. Consider donating a few bucks (any amount helps!) or volunteering a bit of your time.
I’ve been so excited to share this with you. It’s a great book. Plus horse racing is part of my heritage. I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky home of the Kentucky Derby – the biggest horse race of the year.
The Derby is a big deal there. Horses are everywhere – from statues to subdivision names. It’s such a big deal, that local schools close on the Friday before. And once a year, they hold a month long party all in preparation for 3 minutes of colts racing.
Once in a great while, a filly comes along that can keep up with the colts. Rachel Alexandra didn’t just keep up, she left them in her dust.
So I was very excited to get a sneak peek at the manuscript a few months back. I read it in one sitting! This book tells Rachel’s story – from her troubled birth to her triumphant wins. By the end you’ll be rooting for Rachel just like I was.
And now is your chance to get it for free.
I’m happy to be giving away one copy of Alexandra the Great: The Story of the Record-Breaking Filly who Ruled the Racetrack.
FINEPRINT:The giveaway will be open until April 12th at 8pm Central Time. To enter you must leave a comment on this post and use the rafflecopter widget below. The winner will be chosen at random and notified. If the winner cannot be reached within a week, a new winner will be chosen at random.
Today, I’m sharing some resources for my fellow writers. These are the 4 Pinterest boards I use to store my writerly resources.
Getting words on paper (or screen) is fundamental to writing. Nothing else can happen without that. This Pinterest board is full of the stuff you need to get those words out: writing craft articles, motivating quotes, and funny memes.
Having the right tools can make all the different. This board features articles on my favorite tools for writing.
Revising and Editing
If writing is fundamental to being a writer, but revising is fundamental to creating something others want to read. Or that publishers want to publish. This Pinterest board is full of resources to help you perfect your prose.
Blogging, Branding, and Social Media
Writers are expected to do a lot more than just write and edit these days. Most of us have to spend some time thinking about how we will market our work. That includes spreading the word through blogs, social media, and branding.