Simultaneous Submissions Demystified Part 2

One of the best things about publishing these days is that you have options. Here’s a partial rundown of the ever-growing list: – Self publishing – Corporate publishing – Independent publishing – Academic publishing – Digital publishing...

What is “middle grade”?

There’s a lot of confusion out there about the difference between middle grade and young adult books. I see it all the time in queries. Even bookstores sometimes aren’t sure where to shelve titles. This is, of course, because there didn’t used to be...

Never Stop Learning

It’s the middle of summer, and even though school’s out of session for most kids, I know so many of us are focusing on building our skills and our networks. I was thrilled to attend the Writers League of Texas conference in Austin a little over a month ago...

I DON’T WANT TO BE A FROG available for pre-order!

I’m so excited…(drum roll, please)…my first book sold to be released is now available for pre-order! Dev Petty’s humorous, offbeat picture book, I DON’T WANT TO BE A FROG is now up on Barnes & Noble and other sites where books are...