More Than Just the Facts, Ma’am

By Samantha Bell

  When you think about writing for children, you might picture stacks of picture books or a shelf full of novels. But did you know there’s a large nonfiction market as well? In my workshop session “More Than Just the Facts, Ma’am”, I’m going to introduce you to the world of children’s nonfiction and educational publishing. […]

Interview with Angelika Martin

Author/Illustrator of Operation Birthday Celebration

by Sally Matheny Recently released, Operation Birthday Celebration—A Journey to the Manger, offers a fun Christian alternative to a popular book on a spying elf. An additional handbook, overflowing with ideas for activities and teaching moments, accompanies this colorful, interactive book. One of those activities includes crafting the main characters, Jesse the shepherd boy, and […]

Get Published the Easy Way!

By Amy Parker At a book signing not too long ago, a woman approached and asked the seemingly innocent question I’m asked at almost every event. “So, how did you get published?”   Over the years, so many people have so generously provided guidance for my career, and I’m always happy to pay that forward […]

Ten Things NOT to Do When Writing a Picture Book

By Samantha Bell Do you have a picture book in the works? If so, you know they are a lot harder to write than most people think. Whether you’re just starting to write your manuscript or you’re in the final stages of revision, here are some things NOT to do: Do not write down to […]

Daniel Blackaby’s earthshaking confession…

by Daniel Blackaby I have a serious confession to make… Ready for it? Promise you won’t tell anyone? Okay, here it is…I’m a fake author. You see, I get asked all the time: “What does it take to be a writer?” People that because I’ve published several books I’m a somehow a guru in all […]