You’re a writer with ideas, passion, and a commitment to bringing your manuscript to life.
But it hasn’t happened yet...
Are you longing for a process that will lead you from idea to manuscript?
And then a process that will lead you from mediocre manuscript to dynamic manuscript.
Are you getting feedback from editors and agents that leaves you confused?
Do you want to self-publish and you don’t know where to start?
Picture books may be simple to read, but they are almost never easy to write. You and your manuscript deserve to partner with someone who can provide insightful encouragement and actionable support.
I’m your secret weapon. When you work with Picture Book People, you get:
Expertise. I’ve spent over 30 years in children’s publishing, where I’ve worked with a range of brand-new to best-selling authors. I learned the craft of developmental editing at Henry Holt + Company and HarperCollins, and refined it by working with hundreds of authors around the world.
Energy. I’ve seen stuck. I’ve seen rejected. I’ve seen confused. Fortunately, I have the attitude and the know-how to energize and empower you to make your manuscript something you’re truly proud of -- and that children will love.
Insight. I support the whole writer. I help you find the story you want to tell and nurture it to its fullest potential. Your work is unique, and so are you as an author. That’s why all of my services are individually tailored to what you and your manuscript need.
As a picture book author, you’ll work hard, you’ll struggle, you’ll have doubts… but a manuscript that far exceeds your expectations will be worth it.
Together, we’ll get you there. My process is dynamic and interactive, balancing your vision with what the market wants. We’ll bring to light the possibilities of your manuscript and clarify areas that might otherwise stay hidden. I don’t just give you notes and expect you to do it alone. I become your manuscript sherpa: your honest but kind guide, climbing the mountain with you.
Follow the 3 Steps to [Results]
All my services start the same way: discovering where you are, getting clear on where you want to be, and figuring out the best way to get there. Book a complimentary, 30-minute consultation with me today, and we’ll do just that