Books About Pancakes

When I decided to write “Katie Shaeffer, Pancake Maker” I felt I could not find the just right book about pancakes to read to my preschool class.  I was in search of a pancake book because I love to read a story and then extend the story somehow and making pancakes is a favourite activity forContinue reading “Books About Pancakes”

Working With a Book Designer

  My first experience working with a book designer is something I’ve looked forward to for a long time. Now it is actually happening! As a teacher, I had hoped to do a lot of this work over the summer but that just didn’t happen.  I admit, I got a lot of work done preparingContinue reading “Working With a Book Designer”

Fifty Tips for New Picture Book Authors Who Wish to Self-Publish

Okay, I’ll admit I’m no expert but I do like to share so here’s my list of 50 tips for brand new writers and self-publishers of the kid-lit variety. Show don’t tell  You will hear this a lot.  In a nutshell, this means your words need to paint a picture by including details, coversation andContinue reading “Fifty Tips for New Picture Book Authors Who Wish to Self-Publish”