My Bumpy Journey to Becoming an Agented Author

My Bumpy Journey to Becoming an Agented Author

(Que Squealing and Jumping around!!!!) My excited face here is REAL! I printed this sign and took the photo shortly after signing a contract agreement to be represented by Amy Nielsen with The Purcell Agency! Just thinking about this moment still fills me with happy...
Funniest Picture Books of 2023

Funniest Picture Books of 2023

Every week I post a humorous picture book on Instagram using the hashtag #funnybookfriday. After a lot of internal debate, here are the funniest 8 books released in 2023 and a little insight into the method of humor each author used for their book. Check these books...
Writing Treasures from the SCBWI-MI ’23 Conference

Writing Treasures from the SCBWI-MI ’23 Conference

In April 2023 SCBWI-MI held a conference in Livonia, Michigan at the Vistatech Center. It was my first IN-PERSON conference and I was a little nervous but excited. I should have known I had nothing to fear. The children’s writing community is the nicest group of...
Picture Book University by Pam Calvert

Picture Book University by Pam Calvert

I recently discovered an amazing writing channel on YouTube. It is called PICTURE BOOK UNIVERSITY (@picturebookuniversity) and all of its content is geared towards helping hopeful authors learn about writing and publishing picture books. Creator Pam Calvert The...
The Bump, The Slump, and the Rebuild (literally)

The Bump, The Slump, and the Rebuild (literally)

The Writing Coaster- If you are on the path to becoming a traditionally published author or are already in this industry, you know all too well about the writing coaster. The highs, the lows, the twists, and the turns. It goes on and on. But sometimes the lows dip a...