Do you have any tips for aspiring children’s authors?
Love what you do and remember why you love it. Becoming a published author is difficult and discouraging, but don’t get caught up in that.
Read a lot of books written for the age group you want to write for. Immerse yourself in the text. Read so much you start talking like that or you dream it.
Writing a lot is important, but without good, objective feedback you probably won’t improve much. Find a critique group or partners that understand the genre and age you are writing for and that will point out the good and the bad and make suggestions on how to fix it. Then return the favor. You learn so much when you critique someone else’s work.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with my readers?
I’m thrilled to announce the sale of my middle grade novel, Save the Lemmings! to Featherweight Press. When Natalie’s Texty-Talky invention makes her an overnight sensation, the media digs until they find a way to smear her goody-goody image.
Look for publication in 2012.
Thank you, Kai!