Category Archives: inspiration

What Now? Moving Closer to Your Children’s Book Manuscript

Have you written today? Have you written for 7-15 days in a row? Well, congratulations. You are now on your way to completing a book. Now that you’ve got several days worth of unkempt verbiage, what do you do with it?  Well here are some ideas: Mine the gems. Look back through the last 15 [...]

Adventure Time Gets Its Due

Here is a nice article that illuminates the genius of adventure time, one of my favorite shows on TV. It also underscores the importance of collaboration and fandom. It takes a village to make this show…or a candy kingdom, maybe.

Go, Little Blue Truck!

I love Little Blue Truck. I’ve read it hundreds of times to my son and to myself. I acquired Little Blue and its companion, Little Blue Truck Leads the Way years ago when I worked at Harcourt (now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).  This book has one my favorite inspiring stories of children’s publishing. And I’m going [...]

RIP Pete Seeger

New Year, New Children’s Book!: Fulfill Your Children’s Book Resolution

Isn’t  it convenient that the end of PIBOIDMO (Picture Book Idea Month) comes just a month before the New Year? That means you’re all set up to keep those resolutions to finally write that children’s book. At least, that’s the hope, right?  If you are still stuck, though, here are a few extra kicks in [...]