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The Waiting Game

If there’s one thing writers know about, it’s waiting. Waiting on feedback from critique partners, waiting on submissions to agents and editors, and even waiting for a book to come out. 477 more words

It All Starts with a Picture

By Carrie Charley Brown

I took a mental trip back to preschool at the 2015 New Jersey SCBWI Conference. One quote, from author/illustrator Denise Fleming… 435 more words

Picture Books

Every syllable spelled out a spark

Judy Blume was in town last week and I, along with a group of children’s writer buddies, went to hear her speak. She talked about her books, her writing process and a little about growing up in the 1950s, but one thing that stuck in my mind is what she said about reading. 552 more words

Children's Books

Leave 'em Wanting More

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about queries, giving the tips and tricks I learned from the 3+ years of querying that led to signing with my agent (yes, from a cold query!). 809 more words

How to Create Irresistible Picture Book Characters by Tammi Sauer (plus a giveaway on her book birthday!)

by Tammi Sauer

Psst. Hey, you there. Yes, you. Do you want to wow an editor with your next picture book manuscript? Great!

It only takes one thing. 730 more words

Picture Books

NJ-SCBWI Annual Conference Recap: Nuggets of Writing Wisdom

This morning I thought I was still at the NJ-SCBWI Summer Conference because I stumbled downstairs expecting to find fresh-baked coffee cake and a fruit platter. 1,777 more words

Picture Books


I had another informative and inspirational weekend at the annual New Jersey Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference in Princeton, NJ this past weekend.  148 more words