Spotlight on Lisa Albinus

My name is Lisa Albinus. I get to live the dream of being an artist, and author, as I live my life with a Bible tucked under my arm and a paintbrush in my hand. My greatest desire is to breathe hope into the latent, creative dreams of your childhood and the crayons that have […]

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. […]

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 […]

If Your Future Could Speak

by Tony Snipes When I was in the 3rd grade, Mrs. Wheatley, my teacher, gave my mother a warning: She said “Mrs. Snipes, we just can’t let his imagination run off with him.” My mom didn’t heed that warning…and it’s the reason why I still daydream today! One of my favorite daydream scenarios might actually […]

Believing “I Can” with Lisa Albinus

My name is Lisa Albinus, I get to live the dream of being an artist as I live my life with a Bible tucked under my arm and a paintbrush in my hand. My greatest desire is to breathe hope into the latent, creative dreams of your childhood and the crayons that have been abandoned. […]