Frequently Asked Questions

I am writing a children's book. Can you illustrate it for me?

The good news is if you are submitting to traditional publishers, you do not need to worry about illustrations because the publsihers prefer to match the illustrators to the manuscripts. In fact, most editors will disregard a manuscript that contains illustrations. The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is a great organization dedicated to supporting both established and aspiring writers and illustrators. SCBWI does an excellent job explaining the whole process of submitting manuscripts. 

What about self-publishing?

Unfortunately, I do not work on self-published books. I prefer traditional publishing because the editors, art directors and designers are extremely important to the success and quality of a finished book. It really is a team effort!

Good resources:
The Book: The Essential Guide to Publishing for Children by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books by Uri Shulevitz
Picture This: How Picture Books Work by Molly Bang
Second Sight by Cheryl B. Klein