The Weekly 411 (8/21/15)

© Jason Kirschner

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, Issue #34                                                                                  

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Agent Sue Miller from Donahey Literary is building her list. She is looking for YA.


This week we feature Marcie Wessels in the Author Spotlight.


Am I Any Good? Taking the Measure of Yourself as a Writer

Ultimate Guide to Self Publishing & Book Distribution Tools

Why Ourboox is Worth Checking Out (a free platform to publish picture books)

Smart Dummies - create a picture book dummy in a month with inspiration from experts and fellow illustrators. Sign up by Sept 7, event starts Sept. 1.

Illustration: Beyond Dummies and Rough Sketches

The Illustration Department: Art Director Giuseppe Castellano provides a 3-week dummy workshop, 3-week illustration workshop, and a 1-hr portfolio review


  1. I love how you used your not-so-pleasant circumstances for inspiration. Can't wait to read your book! - Tanya Konerman

    1. Hmmm...tried to put this comment on the Marcie Wessels interview and it kicked back over here. I'll try again LOL!

  2. Wow well done Marcie on using two set backs to create a wonderful PB


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