Katie Shaeffer Synopsis

“Why won’t my Mom and Dad just trust me to use the stove?” Katie wonders. Does Katie let that stop her? No! Join Katie and her friend Baxter in this fun story as they use a passion for collecting and building to find a way to realize Katie‛s pancake dream! This upbeat energetic tale with greatContinue reading “Katie Shaeffer Synopsis”

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”