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  • Read: Voice and Book Trailers

    Sometimes I write for other places or other places talk about my books. Here are some links for your reading pleasure. 2012 Writer’s Market This year’s market guide–the best in the industry–includes my article on Book Trailers. Based on my experience writing The Book Trailer Manual, the article talks about the pros/cons of book trailers, […]

  • More on Skype an Author

    Connect with Authors Through Skype One site that quickly gained popularity this year is the Skype an Author, a Wetpaint site, billed at the key to Virtual Author Visits in Your Library or Classroom. Set up by Sarah Chauncey of the Grandview Elementary School Library in Rockland County, NY schools and author Mona Kirby, it […]

  • How to Write a Picture Book Mystery

    Mysteries in a Picture Book Picture book mysteries are rarely for the pre-school set; instead, the audience is the early grades, K-3. For these kids, the core of the mystery needs to be something gentle, non-threatening. No murders here. But strange situations, natural disasters and chase scenes work well. Puzzles or Strange Situations. In The […]

  • How to Write a Creative Non-Fiction Picture Book

    Within the picture book genre, there are certain sub-genres and I’ll cover some of these in the next few days. Creative Non-fiction Picture Books Non-fiction is about the facts. But those facts cannot be trite, boring, or presented in a cliched way. Not the for the picture book audience. Instead, you must find creative ways […]

  • How to Write a Picture Book Biography

    Within the picture book genre, there are certain sub-genres and I’ll cover some of these in the next few days. Picture book biographies are hot commodities these days, but are very hard to get right. How to Write a Picture Book Biography Remember that picture books are 32 pages and are usually written for kids […]

  • How to Write an ABC Book

    Within the picture book genre, there are certain sub-genres and I’ll cover some of these in the next few days. First, the ABC books. How to Write a Good ABC Book Story Oriented Alphabet Books. If you want to write an ABC book, you should first read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, a rollicking story with […]