So I was at my boyfriend’s uncle’s sculpture unveiling (how funny that I am attending his family get togethers when he is out of the country) when I bumped into one of his aunts who is a pretty well known children’s book writer/illustrator. Anyway I asked her questions regarding my own project and she gave me lots of helpful advice, a website to look up where there are things about workshops, a book to read and various other tidbits about the industry.
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It’s a sign, I tell you… :) Maybe we should get together one of these weekends and simply have a “Project Day”, where you work on your children’s book and I work on sewing.
I would love to!
Keep at it...
When I first started getting interested in doing this, I would go to signings and talks by authors and illustrators. Talking to them afterwards was always easy and informative. I got to the point where I talked to Eric Rohmann (Caldecott winner) on the phone for about 2 hours. He gave me a lot of great advice on a book I was working on. Now it’s at an agent – hopefully I’ll get signed. Who knows? Everyone I’ve spoken to, however, has said that persistance wins the race. Keep at it, and good luck!
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