I announced on The Quacktory earlier, but Chicken Wants A Nap is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Target! Pre-orders are extremely important to a book’s success, so I sincerely appreciate everybody that supports the book in this way.... read more
Earlier, I received the following question from Fynn: I have been doing my own marketing on whatever level I can and have self-published an LGBT fairytale. It is a coming of age story about two knights that grow up together and slowly figure out that they are quite... read more
I shared this earlier on Facebook and Twitter, but I’m super happy to announce that the illustrator for Chicken Wants A Nap is Monique Felix! Felix is an award-winning illustrator of more than forty books for children, including The Good Ship Crocodile by J.... read more
A few weeks ago, I received a reader question asking about my wish list at BookEnds. Christine asked: I have a story that I believe, according to your interests on the article, you would be interested in, especially if you like [underdogs, strong female characters... read more
I’m seeing a lot of manuscripts that aren’t written in ‘picture book language,’ so I thought I’d share some qualities of picture book language that separate it from regular prose. Here goes! Descriptions are minimal Since picture books... read more
Recently, I received feedback from one of my beta readers about a YA short story of mine, and they pointed out that I had set the reader up for a surprise ending but hadn’t delivered. And of course, they’re right. In this draft, the narrator tells the... read more
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