The Weekly 411 (6/7/19)

© Andy Gray

June 7, 2019 vol. 22

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our email updates. Are you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations & camaraderie. This week's illustration is by Andy Gray.


Today we are pleased to feature author Michael Genhart, PhD, who has authored many books for children. Read about his recent book, RAINBOW: A FIRST BOOK OF PRIDE, illustrated by Anne Passchier (Magination Press, May 2019). Enter to win a copy!

This month, we feature Andy Gray, as the illustrator for our June 2019 website banner.   

© Andy Gray

For Writers

How to Outline a Novel

How to Organize a Chapter

9 Ways (and 2 Rewards) of Marketing Your own Book

11 Powerful Ways to Market Children's Books

Tips for Marketing Self-Published Children's Books

June 12 8:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Find Your Voice - And Connect with Your Reader Have you ever found yourself so immersed in a story that you just didn't want it to finish? That emotional engagement is exactly what an editor is looking for when they talk about the elusive quality of "voice" - and it's important in fiction and nonfiction, from picture books to novels. In this seminar, we'll look at how to find your own unique voice with tips for getting it onto the page. We'll work on connecting with the reader through point-of-view writing, exploring different perspectives, and lots of hands-on exercises to help you overcome all the rules you were taught in school. With Fiona Kenshole, partner and senior literary agent, Transatlantic Agency. Kidlit411 readers get a 10% discount. Use the code: Kidlit411.

Oct. 25-27 Whispering Pines Working Retreat A working retreat for writers: great food and company in a beautiful location. No frills. No faculty. A time to work, draft, illustrate. (Whispering Pines, RI).

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