Mentorship Opportunity for Picture Book Writers from Michigan!!

Boni Ashburn You know how I love mentorships and you can’t get a better opportunity than this… SCBWI-MI proudly announces the 2014 Mentorship Program for Fiction Picture Books. This is a competition and the Grand Prize is a 12 month mentorship with acclaimed Michigan writer, Boni Ashburn, author of six fiction picture books including, Hush, Little Dragon, Over at the Castle, I Had… Read more »

Mentor Monday: Lisa Wheeler

I crossed my fingers when I asked Lisa if she would consider being interviewed for this blog series. I know she’s talented, wise, and proficient – that’s obvious from her body of work in the children’s book industry — but I didn’t know where she stood on mentoring. Lisa has professionally critiqued three of my picture book manuscripts (one sold so far!)… Read more »


“We can help a person to be himself by our own willingness to steep ourselves temporarily in his world, in his private feelings and experiences. By our affirmation of the person as he is, we give him support and strength to take the next step in his own growth.”                                                     — Clark MoustakasFour years ago this fall,… Read more »