Join me for a Picture Book Intensive!


The children’s picture book may seem like the easiest thing in the world to write, but in truth, it’s one of the most difficult forms. Join me for an exploration of the picture book–the crown jewel of children’s books–in all its multi-faceted glory!

Beginning Sept. 14th, I will be teaching a Picture Book Intensive through where we’ll look at what makes these simple yet challenging books work. We’ll look at some of our favorites, and our least favorites, with an eye toward understanding the elements that create magic—or not!

Students will learn how to simplify text, understand story arc, create effective page turns, draft a picture book dummy, and more.

We’ll talk about board books, concept books, picture book biographies, award winners, books we love, and books we just don’t get at all.

In addition to weekly online classes, you will be encouraged to post your own work for critique by fellow students and by me.

I’ll be interviewing some of the authors whose books we read together and posting those interviews here so that you can read about their process. I hope you join me! Check out the details here. And if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I’d love to work with you!


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