Hannah enjoys reading books about Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez

My sweet friend Hannah wanted me to show everyone how much she liked reading my books.


Here she is holding my biographies on Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. I’ve written another book on Taylor Swift. The one Hannah is holding is written for grades 1-3. It has gorgeous full color photos on each page with text that explains Taylor’s career and life as a singer.


I’ve written another title with more text but still beautiful full color  photos of Taylor Swift on each page. It is written for Grades 4-8. Of course, readers of all ages like to read this book about Taylor Swift and find out how she became such a superstar!


I’ve written 9 non-fiction children’s books (Mitchell Lane Publishing). In 2012 another publisher contacted me to write children’s books for her and I agreed to do so.


Last fall I turned in two books for this publisher and they should be available for purchase in 2013. I’m excited about them and can’t wait to tell more about them at their release!


Meanwhile, I’m planning to attend the Midwest conference of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in May in Fort Wayne IN.

Here’s a
direct link to download the brochure with all the conference details: http://www.scbwi.org/Resources/Documents/


The list of authors attending is tremendous, including Jane Yolen!

Taylor Swift Blue Banner Bio (Mitchell Lane)
Taylor Swift Blue Banner Bio (Mitchell Lane)

Hopefully I’ll meet some authors, agents, publishers and maybe even get a contract to write more children’s books! Meanwhile, I’m reading their books to find out what publishers and kids like in books.


Writing children’s books is a tremendous responsibility and I don’t take it lightly. I read several each year to be able to recommend good titles to students at the middle school where I work in the library. Reading good books also gives me ideas for my own writing.


Currently, I’m reading Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt, Chime by Franny Billingsley and The 68 Rooms by Marianne Malone. I love them all!

Hop over to Vimeo to see my thoughts on writing children’s books.

What children’s books /authors do you love? What are you doing to accelerate your writing career?

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