Do you have any interest in doing a blog post (or series) about career pathways for children/young adults to become children’s book authors?
I ask because my 8 year old daughter (aka Paprika) has wanted to be a children’s picture book author and illustrator since birth (practically). She has read every children’s book – knows all the Caldecott and Newberry winners – and in general, is just obsessed with Children’s Literature. She has taken a few classes on Craftsy about Children’s Book Authoring – and beyond that, I don’t really know how to guide her. She is just set on this (and has been for years) – and overall, it’s her mission in life.
The first person I thought of to help Erika is Erik because:
- He’s a published author (and is currently in 7th grade)
- He highlights kid authors on his blog in his series, Creative Kid Thursdays
- He participates in a picture book writing challenge 12 x 12 to write 12 picture book drafts in 12 months
Nancy Yi Fan is another published kid author. She wrote the series Swordbird which was accepted for publication by HarperCollins when she was 11-years-old.