We’ve all seen those stories from famous authors: “I was rejected twelve hundred times before landing my book deal and becoming a household name.” There’s no doubt that publishing is a business, and as with all businesses, there is a way of doing things that must be learned.

With years of experience working with agents, editors, marketing teams, successful self-publishing authors, and creative writing classes, I am well-equipped to answer your questions. Is there a market for this idea? Self-publish, indie-publish, or traditional-publish? Do you need an agent? Is your agent helping or hurting your career?

If you are a writer looking for personal consultation regarding the children’s book market, I am happy to chat with you via Skype or on the phone. My rate is $20 per half hour.

I am also available as a speaker for retreats, conferences, and classes, both in-person and via Skype. My presentations range in topic from the publishing industry to story craft. To learn more, fill out the form on my Submission page.

Me, with NESCBWI conference coordinator, Kristine Asselin (May, ’13)