SCBWI Scotland presents Catherine Rayner

On March 25, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in Scotland is hosting award-winning author-illustrator, Catherine Rayner, in a day-long master class on illustrating children’s picture books.

If you are interested, click here for more information.

By | 2010-02-22T15:52:17+00:00 February 22nd, 2010|Advice for Writers and Illustrators, Books and Publishing, Events|Comments Off on SCBWI Scotland presents Catherine Rayner

Book Illustration Fan Sites #3

The Art of the Bookplate

I have been thinking about illustrated bookplates this week. I have several for kids that you can download on my Fun page, and I have been thinking about designing more. So I thought I’d do a little research on bookplates and found this excellent blog, Bookplate Junkie. Like the […]

By | 2017-05-20T12:29:11+00:00 February 12th, 2010|Books and Publishing, Inspirations|Comments Off on Book Illustration Fan Sites #3

Heroes of the Valley Book Trailer

I happened to come across this gem of a book trailer for Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud. The trailer was made by Leevi Lemmetty, who was one of three winners of the 2009 Bookseller Video Award.

By | 2017-05-20T12:29:11+00:00 February 3rd, 2010|Books and Publishing, Inspirations|Comments Off on Heroes of the Valley Book Trailer

Back In The Saddle

It has been a mighty long absence.

I have some pretty good excuses for not posting in some time. A trip to Boston took me out of circulation for a while – I had great hopes of communicating with the blogosphere while I was there, but there was just too much going on. Here are […]

By | 2017-05-20T12:29:12+00:00 December 14th, 2009|Books and Publishing, Inspirations|Comments Off on Back In The Saddle

Jane Yolen in Edinburgh

Your chance to participate in a picture book workshop with the award-winning American author of over 300 books.

The Scottish branch of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has let me know that Jane Yolen will be leading an all-day workshop about children’s picture books on Sunday, October 4, from 9am […]

By | 2009-09-01T17:26:48+00:00 September 1st, 2009|Advice for Writers and Illustrators, Books and Publishing, Events|Comments Off on Jane Yolen in Edinburgh

The Times/Chicken House Children’s Author Competition

Dust off your children’s book manuscript and sharpen it up. Here’s a competition offering a nice advance. Chicken House is a UK publisher with a great reputation. Good luck!

If you find you need a bit of online advice on your writing, head to Help! I Need A Publisher, Nicola Morgan’s blog. I’ve […]

By | 2017-05-20T12:29:13+00:00 August 6th, 2009|Advice for Writers and Illustrators, Books and Publishing|Comments Off on The Times/Chicken House Children’s Author Competition