Presenters

Live Presentations from These Superstar Picture Book Authors:

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Nonfiction with a Twist

ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY

Nonfiction picture books are hot -- and Andrea is just the person to teach you how to craft memorable nonfiction that sings!

As both a successful author and editor, Andrea brings a unique perspective to Picture Book Summit. She’s the New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award winning author of more than 30 books. Andrea is also the founder of Jump at the Sun, the first African American children’s book imprint at a major publishing company (Disney Publishing Worldwide). She is currently Vice President, Executive Editor for Scholastic Trade Books.

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Nonfiction with a Twist

ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY

Nonfiction picture books are hot -- and Andrea is just the person to teach you how to craft memorable nonfiction that sings!

As both a successful author and editor, Andrea brings a unique perspective to Picture Book Summit. She’s the New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award winning author of more than 30 books. Andrea is also the founder of Jump at the Sun, the first African American children’s book imprint at a major publishing company (Disney Publishing Worldwide). She is currently Vice President, Executive Editor for Scholastic Trade Books.

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Nonfiction with a Twist

ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY

Nonfiction picture books are hot -- and Andrea is just the person to teach you how to craft memorable nonfiction that sings!

As both a successful author and editor, Andrea brings a unique perspective to Picture Book Summit. She’s the New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award winning author of more than 30 books. Andrea is also the founder of Jump at the Sun, the first African American children’s book imprint at a major publishing company (Disney Publishing Worldwide). She is currently Vice President, Executive Editor for Scholastic Trade Books.

Special Presentations from Picture Book Summit Founders:

One day not so long ago, a group of friends (who also happened to be successful picture book authors, editors and educators) were chatting online.

 

“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.

 

The four women who set Picture Book Summit in motion that day are:

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KATIE DAVIS

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Katie is an acclaimed writer/illustrator whose credits include 10 books for children, which have sold more than 755,000 copies. She’s also authored two marketing guides for writers, including the #1 Amazon bestseller, How To Promote Your Children’s Book.   Learn more about Katie at http://katiedavis.com

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JULIE HEDLUND

FACULTY

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 http://www.juliehedlund.com/ to discover more.

LAURA BACKES

FACULTY

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 http://writeforkids.org

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EMMA WALTON HAMILTON

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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, seven of which have been on the NY Times Bestseller list

Emma is a best-selling children’s book author, editor and educator. With her mother, actress/author Julie Andrews, Emma has co-authored over 30 children’s books, with seven NY Times Bestsellers, including The Very Fairy Princess series (#1 Bestseller).  Learn more about Emma at http://emmawaltonhamilton.com/

Katie, Julie, Laura and Emma are thrilled to welcome you to the culmination of their vision — PICTURE BOOK SUMMIT 2016.

No driving… no airports… no hotels…. no time away from your family.
It’s not a dream — it’s Picture Book Summit 2016!

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