Should You Ask Permission to Write About Somebody?

  Some of the most common questions I hear from picture book biography writers: Q: Do I need permission to write a picture book biography about somebody, living or dead? A: Permission is technically not required if the biography subject is a public figure unless their estate has created a kind of legal fortress. There [Read More]

Happy New Year – 2022!


September Class Registering Now — Writing Picture Book Biographies that Shine

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION I am smitten with picture book biographies. In fact, while pursuing an MFA in Writing (Children’s and YA focus) from Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), I even focused my critical thesis on creative approaches to picture book biographies and the often-fuzzy nonfiction line. Since then, I have been honored [Read More]

Educational Grants for Books, Author Visits, & School Programs

  I love visiting schools and meeting librarians, teachers, and students. But I do not love learning that many schools don’t have the budget for new books, enrichment programs, or author visits that reinforce curriculum and inspire a love of reading and writing. That’s why I scoured resources and compiled this mega list of grants for [Read More]

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