This content was originally posted at Children's Book Academy. The first line in a picture book sets the tone for the story. First lines can establish the setting and identify and expand the current world of the main character. A grand opening can hook the reader in an instant, offering the promise of action, adventure, humor, and heart. And perhaps most important, the first line will hopefully encourage readers to continue reading. Sometimes it takes the first few sentences
This content was originally posted at Children's Book Academy. I’m happy to be posting my second piece as a Blogateer!
This time, it’s all about TITLES! I’ll focus on how to brainstorm engaging titles, and I’ll offer some examples of titles that make readers want to stop, look, and read.
Just as character names are important, so are titles.
In a bookstore or library, children spend a short amount of time looking at the book cover. The cover art i
This content was originally posted on Chapter Book Challenge. I’m so excited to announce the cover reveal for my debut chapter book, THE ENCHANTED SNOW GLOBE COLLECTION – BOOK ONE: RETURN TO CONEY ISLAND. The book releases on July 25, 2017! It’s very appropriate that Becky is hosting this reveal because I wrote the first early draft of the manuscript during the Chapter Book Challenge in 2016! I participated in the challenge as an author new to the process of writing chapter b
This content was originally posted on Clement Creations. I was thrilled to be featured on Clement Creations: the blog of Laura Clement...my SPORK SISTER! Thank you Laura for the wonderful interview! The world of Children’s publishing, for a writer can be dark, full of lots of rejection as well as moments of joy in creation, and many many hours alone with your thoughts. Something special happened for me last year. One of my manuscripts found a home at Clear Fork Publishing.