Thinking About Writing A Picture Book?

I had a friend whose mother was interested in writing picture books, and I thought this (slightly edited) email that I wrote her would come in handy for my lovely readers as well: The best thing she could do to start is find the local chapter of the SCBWI and see if...

9 Factors That Make A Picture Book Successful

What makes one picture book a bestseller and another a flop? While there’s no way to predict a bestseller, many of the most successful picture books have some (or all) of these factors: 1.) Illustrations that are colorful, varied and full of movement. Successful...

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