Tips For Writing Characters That Connect with Readers

Over at the First Five Frenzy post from last month, I talked about how to help a reader connect to your manuscript in the first five pages. I thought I’d quickly break down some of the previous advice that pertains to character, and then share a few more tips!...

Who chooses the illustrator for picture books?

Sometimes in my agent submissions, I’ll see query letters that state that the author doesn’t have an illustrator for their book. This is okay. In fact, it’s expected! If an author is not an author-illustrator shopping a book dummy, then the...

CHICKEN WANTS A NAP has its first review!

You may have already seen me tweet about this, but Chicken Wants A Nap received its first review on Goodreads – and it’s five out of five stars! Rosie Malezer from Readers’ Favorite says: Bravo! Tracy Marchini’s delightful and charming tale of a chicken,...

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