Category: Darcy’s Books

  • 2009 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market

    Time to Market It’s time to market those novels, nonfiction projects, picture books and magazine articles. And there’s solid help available in the 2009 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market which just hit the bookshelves. This market guide is like a big telephone directory of publishers, including contact information, how to query, what types of books […]

  • Back-to-School Lesson Plans

    BACK TO SCHOOL with Great K-3 Literature — FREE Lesson Plans Back to School With Literature Units That Integrate Other Subjects Over 100 Student Activities for the Classroom Teacher resources for study units in Literature, Writing Letters, Art, Science, Geography, Map Work, Social Studies, Math and more FAQ by Children’s Book Author, Darcy Pattison about […]

  • The Craft & Business of Writing

    From Writer’s Digest Press is the new book, The Craft & Business of Writing. There are five sections: Getting Started/General Business, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children’s Writing and Poetry. I have two articles in the book: Picture Books 101: Pay Attention to Structure Great Expectations: Conferences Can Make a Difference Meant to be used as a reference […]

  • Novel Metamorphosis: Book and Online Class

    After eight years teaching the Novel Revision retreat across the nation, I’m pleased to announce that the workbook developed for that retreat will be available in one week! You can now Pre-order on Amazon! Novel Metamorphosis: Uncommon Ways to Revise Foreword by Kirby Larson ISBN: 978-0-9798621-0-6 Pub. Date: April 2, 2008 Retail Price: $18.00 Pages: […]

  • Current 2008 Speaking Schedule

    Schools, conferences, professional development for teachers–I have a little bit of everything planned for this year. March 17 Pine Ridge Elementary, Maumelle, AR April 1 Cathedral School, Little Rock, AR April 4-6 Act 2 of Novel Retreat in 3 Acts, Nebraska April 11-12 Arkansas Society of Children’s Bookwriters and Illustrators, Conway, AR April 21 […]

  • Tornado and Author Visit

    What a week! February 5-12, 2008 was one of tornadoes, fires and more. I’ll recap the week in the next several posts. This is NOT a Drill On the night of February 5, I was at the Baxter County Library, Mountain Home, AR, a small town in the north-central part of Arkansas. I was scheduled […]