New book

Coming in 2024!
WINGS OF AN EAGLE: THE GOLD MEDAL DREAMS OF BILLY MILLS
By Billy Mills and Donna Janell Bowman
Illustrated by S.D. Nelson
Little Brown Books for Young Readers
2024 

GET TO KNOW BILLY MILLS IN THESE SELECT VIDEO CLIPS 


NBC Coverage of Billy during the 2021 Olympics— https://www.nbcolympics.com/videos/billy-mills-unknown-1964-olympic-gold-medalist?fbclid=IwAR3mbHxCwofmCnpd__GDWoWpiTrz8bgB8gop8U4FQIg9Smmm_tEYdESRY9Q

Washington Post video—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XnflA-ho3s

NBC Coverage of Billy's race in 1964—https://www.nbcsports.com/video/billy-mills-wins-10000m-1964-tokyo-olympic-games

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Should You Ask Permission to Write About Somebody?

Friday January 28, 2022

  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]


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