about.

In 2013, I self published my first YA novel THE HANDS. Since then, I've focused on my craft. I took a writing course, attended several conferences and became a member of the SCBWI. My focus is children's literature, specifically picture books. I have three young sons that help me stay current in the PB genre. You can often find me stumbling out of the library with a heaping pile of picture books...for my kids;)

My favorite picture books are:

 

AFTER THE FALL by Dan Santat

 

BE QUIET by Ryan T. Higgins

 

EVERYONE LOVES CUPCAKE by Kelly DiPucchio

ADRIAN SIMCOX DOES NOT HAVE A HORSE by Marcy Campbell

 

 

involvement.

I am a member of the SCBWI and just attended The Indiana Festival of Writing and Illustrating conference this summer. 

 

Since moving to Kansas, I have attended a picture book workshop with author Hannah Barnaby and will attend the KSMO Middle of the Map Conference this fall.

I have also attended the Highlights Foundation "Everything You Need to Know About Children's Book Publishing: A Crash Course", and the Midwest Writers Conference.

 

In 2015, I completed the Fiction Writing course at Gotham Writers Workshop.

I love to research and learn from authors, publishers, and editors that have helpful blogs and sites like these:

https://papajfunk.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/josh-funks-guide-to-writing-picture-books-in-12-easy-steps/

http://www.underdown.org/

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2012/07/ten-tips-for-creating-your-first-childrens-picture-book/

I'm subscribed to the Literaticast, PW Kids Cast, Picturebooking, and The Yarn podcasts

 

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