Pitching Tips from the Experts in the Know

Is this the burning question on your lips – how do I write a killer pitch? And why is ‘the pitch’ so important, anyway? The pitch is like the eyes to your soul. It’s the first thing a publisher will see before they open that manuscript you’ve poured your heart (and soul) into. It’s the READ MORE

Focus on Language Development: Tips for Caregivers by Marg Gibbs

#jaspersjumbledupwords #bookcampaign #booksontourpr #day4 We thank Marg Gibbs for providing some solid tips and background information for caregivers on the development of language and speech in young children. Her picture book, Jasper’s Jumbled up Words, is a wonderful sounding board for understanding the emotions associated with learning this new skill, and is also a beautiful READ MORE

From the A to the E-Zine

As creators and educators in the children’s literature field we need support and up-to-date knowledge of the industry to help us continue, and succeed, on our writing and teaching journeys. With opportunities to have work published, profiles discovered and resources on hand, we applaud those generous literary magazines and e-zines that do just that. Buzz READ MORE

Crowdfunding PART TWO: Tips for campaign set-up and success

Please click here to revisit Crowdfunding PART ONE: What is it and why should creatives consider it? Now that I had decided to crowdfund my first picture book, I had to make some important assessments and decisions. Which platform should I utilise and why? How likely am I to succeed in raising the funds required? READ MORE

Where DO ideas come from? Tips for kids…

And tips for adults searching for their inner child! ‘I just can’t think of a good idea…’ I want to tell you right now, you have thousands of ideas already in your head and it just a matter of letting them land on the piece of paper in front of you! You are looking at me, pleading READ MORE