Sunday, August 16, 2009

Getting Ready for the Kentucky Reading Association

Four of us -- all from Cincinnati - are looking forward to presenting “Writing for Children: Let's Do Business!” at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Reading Association on Saturday, September 19 in Louisville. (LOO-a-vul) for those of you who don’t live anywhere near Kentucky. Here’s what we’ve planned:

Have you always wanted to write for children? It's not for the faint of heart. Published authors Mary Kay Carson, Diana Jenkins, Brandon Marie Miller, and Kerrie Logan Hollihan will offer a roundtable discussion about breaking into the business of writing for kids. They will cover topics such as: manuscript preparation, the process of querying editors and agents for both fiction and nonfiction work, research techniques, "work made for hire" vs. royalty work, and networking. Bring your questions!

This will be the first time I’ve “presented” as a published author. Mary Kay, Brandon, and Diana are veterans at the process. I’m looking forward to sharing lunch with a tableful of librarians and teachers. Our presentation takes place as a break-out session at 1:35.

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