Making a list and checking it twice . . .

December 4, 2017

Tags: Tara Lazar, Tracy Marchini, Marie Lamba, Rebecca Grabill, Josh Funk, Sylvia Liu, Chana Stiefel, Lauri Fortino, Jami Gigot, Deborah Freedman, Katey Howes

Santa’s not the only one who likes a good list. Below are links to lists from 11 picture-book authors—from “500 Things That Kids Like” and “7 Steps to Writing Success” to “18 Ideas for a Successful Book Launch” and “10 Reason’s I’m Thankful for Children’s Books”. I’m grateful that these writers have contributed to my Q&A blog (click on author’s name above to read their #firstpicturebook interview) and that the KidLit community is so generous with their advice and support. Happy Writing and Happy Holidays! See you in 2018!

Tara Lazar’s List of 500 Things That Kids Like

Tracy Marchini’s How Can You Tell If You’re Using Picture-Book Language

Marie Lamba’s 7 Steps to Writing Success

Rebecca Grabill’s How to Promote Your First Picture Book

Josh Funk’s Marketing Strategies

Sylvia Liu’s 18 Ideas for a Successful Book Launch

Chana Steifel’s 5 Writing Lessons I Learned from an Ironwoman

Lauri Fortino’s Tending Your Story Garden

Jami Gigot’s Creating Picture Books As An Author/Illustrator

Deborah Freedman’s Resources for Writers and Illustrators of Picture Books

Katey Howes’ 10 Reason’s I’m Thankful for Children’s Books:


August 8, 2016

Tags: Nonfiction picture books, Tara Lazar

Today I'm guest blogging over at Tara Lazar's website. Check it out--there's a giveaway of my book!

10 Tips for Writing Picture Books

June 20, 2016

Tags: Victoria Sherrow, Miriam Glassman, Maryann Cocco-Leffler, Tara Lazar, Shennen Bersani, Cheryl Lawton Malone, Deborah Sosin, Audrey Vernick, Susan Montanari, Jean Taft


February 21, 2016

Tags: The MONSTORE, Tara Lazar, James Burks, Simon & Schuster, first picture book, PiBoIdMo

Tara Lazar is a busy woman—a mom, wife, children's book writer, workshop presenter, and creator of PiBoIdMo. But thankfully, she carved out some time to reflect on her first picture book, THE MONSTORE—a Finalist for the 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award.