Bring your story to life
Make It Memorable
Enjoy the Process
No matter where you are in the writing process,
I can help you.
Picture books may be simple to read, but they are almost never easy to write. It can be hard to know where to begin, it’s easy to get stuck in the middle—and just when you think you’re done, feedback can be confusing or even devastating.
I am Simone Kaplan, and I’ve spent over thirty years in children’s publishing, working with hundreds of writers around the world, from brand-new to best-selling authors. I know how to bring out the best in a manuscript-and an author!
I’ll help you find the story you want to tell and help you nurture it to its full potential. I will support you through the ups and downs of the writing process so that you end up with a manuscript that surprises you with its excellence. If you have been rejected by an agent or editor, I will help you gain clarity and use the rejection to fuel your process.
Let me help you make your book the very best it can be!
I will share the systems and practices I have developed over the years to help streamline and simplify your process.
I will work closely with you, encourage you through the hard parts, and help you solve story and craft issues.
I will hold you to the highest standards and gently and firmly push you to do your best work.
I’ll be with you every step of the way through the creative process.
I’ve worked with hundreds of writers just like you to develop manuscripts that are both marvelous and marketable. Find out more about what it’s like working with me.