Brain Burps About Books
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  • This week's guest is indie picture book writer and great marketer, Beau Blackwell. He's created a course for people interested in publishing their own books on Amazon and basically shares everything he knows from his own experience (listen, and you'll hear about that!) You can find the course here: Beau has generously offered a huge discount for my listeners if you use the code Katie. Clever code, huh? ;-)

  • Before you publish your book, edit it with Emma Walton Hamilton's Editor-in-a-Box which will save you a ton of money, too, if you're hiring an editor. Why? Because you'll skip a lot of the editing errors you would have paid for with the editor! Cool part is you get to use it on every book you plan to publish! You can get it here:


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This week's guests are Elaine Kiely Kearns is a picture book writer, a second grade elementary school teacher and a mother of two, who lives on coffee, chocolate and humor. Armed with a master’s degree in Education and working from her home office in New York, she spends her time writing and perusing the internet for golden nuggets of information for


Sylvia Liu is an environmental attorney turned writer-illustrator. She won the 2013 Lee and Low New Voices award and her winning manuscript, A Morning With Gong Gong, will be published. She recently completed an illustration mentorship with David Diaz through the Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program.  Her art and infographics have been published on Huffington Post and other venues. She is inspired by aliens, cephalopods, bunnies, and pigs who want to fly.


Heather Preusser reviews The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Julie Hedlund Gets All Grateful on Your A** about saying thank you––and here is the video I created on thank yous.



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  • Today's interview is with Alison Green Myers and Rosemary Agoglia.
  • Click here for more info on their workshops that marry Ro's experience at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, and Alison's speciality in connecting curriculum-driven instruction to creation writing and language work.


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