Hi. Want to work together?
Ten years ago, I decided to move from writing for the business world to writing for children. As a former early childhood teacher and mom of three, I returned to my roots.
Even though I was a confident writer, I spent the first few years of that decade learning how to write effectively for this market.
It took five years, but I sold my first two books--without an agent.
Then, in addition to improving my craft, I dedicated myself to learning the ins and outs of the industry. I learned:
And why, for the love of milk and cookies, decisions take so long.
Most recently I've focused on learning about the people within the industry (this is where everything got interesting!) such as:
Two important questions I’ve asked along the way are:
1. What is my role in the system?
2. Where can I impact decisions?
Now I'm using these in-the-trenches insights to help you navigate the crazy wonderful world of children's books.