“That looks like a cool conference,” said one. “But if I have to get on another plane or check into another hotel, I think I’m going to explode.”
The others commiserated, sharing their own stories of uprooting their lives and spending far too much money to travel to conferences.
That’s when one of the group piped up and said “What if we….”
The rest is history. Picture Book Summit was born!
Katie is Director of the Institute of Children’s Literature and acclaimed writer/illustrator whose credits include 10 books for children, which have sold over 755,000 copies. Her two books for writers, How To Promote Your Children’s Book and How to Write a Children’s Book are both #1 Amazon bestsellers. Learn more about Katie at KatieDavis.com
An award-winning picture book author, 21st century publishing expert and founder of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge. Julie’s picture book credits include My Love For You is the Sun and A Troop is a Group of Monkeys. Visit JulieHedlund.com to discover more.
Laura is Publisher of Children’s Book Insider, The Children’s Writing Monthly. A former agent and editor, she’s edited & critiqued thousands of picture book manuscripts. Among her vast credits are Best Books for Kids Who (Think They) Hate to Read (Random House), Writer’s Digest and The Writer. Laura blogs at WriteForKids.org
EMMA WALTON HAMILTON is a best-selling children’s book author, editor and writing coach. With her mother, actress/author Julie Andrews, Emma has co-authored over thirty children’s books, eight of which have been on the NY Times Bestseller list. She is director of the Children’s Lit Fellows program at Stony Brook University.