9:15-10:15 | SESSION I
A. Susan Eaddy—Writing for Teens and Children 101
“I’ve written a book for teens/tweens/middle graders/children: now what? Do I need an agent? How should I format my manuscript? How do I find a publisher? What should I do at THIS conference?” A highly recommended session for those attending their first conference or just beginning the writing adventure.
Alyssa Mito Pusey and Susan Eaddy—The Whole Shebang: Writing, Acquiring, and Editing a Picture Book
In Poppy’s Best Paper, Poppy the rabbit learns that good writing takes time, thought, and lots and lots of revision. Just like in real life! This behind-the-scenes peek at a debut picture book and its follow-up title gives insight into what catches an editor’s eye, what leads to acquisitions, and how an author and editor work together on a manuscript.