Want Some Frelpful (Fresh + Helpful, Duh!) Curated Content with that Coffee? #2

1. New book launching in 2017? Are you thinking about a book trailer? Do you worry that you don’t have the knowledge or expertise to do a great job? Check out this post by Therese Walsh, editor of Writer Unboxed (a stellar blog to follow, BTW)  http://writerunboxed.com/2016/12/06/how-to-use-fiverr-to-create-a-book-trailer/She shares about Fiverr, an amazing resource for all kinds of creative… Read more »

Want Some Coffee with that Curated Content #3: Finding Your Agent

I chose this image because this post is really about what comes BEFORE a steamy cup o’ coffee. This curated content is related to the work we need to accomplish BEFORE submitting to agents.  Start with this fresh post Do I Need an Agent…by Giuseppe Castellano [from his website: Giuseppe Castellano is an award-winning Designer, Illustrator, and… Read more »

Looking for A Writerly Connection, STAT?

I’ve been invited to speak at the Rochester Writers’ Conference on October 17, 2015 in Rochester Hills, MI and I’m excited to share the podium with an impressive line-up of authors and professionals. With lectures and workshops (including how to avoid bad sex scenes which is a topic I don’t often see in my children’s lit world!), there will… Read more »

PiBoIdMo? What the heck is that?

Once again, I’m excited to participate in Tara Lazar’s Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) extravaganza that kicks off November 1st. She’s pulled together an amazing cast of inspiring people in the world of children’s books and I can’t wait to start my next 30 days with their insights. Plus, during PiBoIdMo I give myself permission… Read more »

Webinars: Tush-based Tech Rocks

If you haven’t tried webinars yet, you are missing the high-powered speedboat. To view a webinar, you need an internet connection, audio through your computer speakers, and time. That’s it!  My first webinar was in 2011, chosen through Writer’s Digest because they were professional and had great course offerings. I loved the medium so I participated… Read more »

Kickstarter.com and The Cutes

One of my blog readers,Vincent Noot, contacted me about a Kickstarter project he’s created. It is a highly illustrated children’s search-and-find book that is pretty darn cool. According to Publishers Weekly (January 13, 2014), nearly 1000 children’s book projects were crowdsourced by Kickstarter in 2013. I’m interested in how this is working for new authors… Read more »

A Great Self-Publishing Post

Considering self-publishing? Here is an informative post on the topic from Miss Snark’s First Victim that might help you make the decision: http://misssnarksfirstvictim.blogspot.com/2013/08/why-im-not-self-publishing-right-now.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MissSnarksFirstVictim+%28Miss+Snark%27s+First+Victim%29