Picture Book Summit 2015 & 2016 Bundle

World Class Workshops & Speakers from our 2015 & 2016 Events

This bundle includes all the workshops and keynote speakers from our 2015 and 2016 events, including

Jane Yolen - How to be a Prolific Picture Book Author

Paul O. Zelinsky - Inside the Mind of an Author-Illustrator

Matt de la Peña - Finding the Music in Your Storytelling Voice

Peter Brown - Picture Books for Breakfast

Andrea Davis Pinkney - Nonfiction with a Twist

Mac Barnett - Let Us Make Picture Books

Julie Hedlund - The Verse Curse & Publishing in the 21st Century

Katie Davis - The Positive Power of Procrastination & How to Get Your First 1,000 Readers

Laura Backes - Creating Memorable Picture Book Characters & How to Write a 500 Word Picture Book

Emma Walton Hamilton - Submission Savvy & How to Know If Your Manuscript is Truly Submission Ready

Grab this bundle and get lifetime access these classes for a fraction of the cost of purchasing them individually! With lifetime access, you can come back to the material at any time for help on any manuscript you may be working on.

This is a must-have resource to add to your library whether you are just starting your picture book writing journey or if you've been around the publishing block. You'll never look at your manuscripts the same way again.

Your Instructor

Picture Book Summit Team
Picture Book Summit Team

Emma Walton Hamilton is a best-selling author, award-winning editor, stage and television producer, and writing coach. With her mother, actress/author Julie Andrews, Emma has co-authored over thirty children’s books, nine of which have been on the NY Times Bestseller list, including The Very Fairy Princess series. She teaches Children’s Literature for Stony Brook University’s Creative Writing MFA and is the co-host of the Julie’s Library Podcast. Emma’s first poetry collection, Door to Door, was published in the Fall 2022, along with a new picture book co-authored with her mother, The First Notes: The Story of Do Re Mi. Their next picture book The Enchanted Symphony debuts in September 2023.

Laura Backes is publisher of Children’s Book Insider, The Children’s Writing Monthly, and co-owner of Writing Blueprints (along with husband Jon Bard). Laura has edited and critiqued thousands of picture book manuscripts. Her credits include Best Books for Kids Who (Think They) Hate to Read (Random House); articles for Writer’s Digest, The Writer and Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market; and technical editor of Writing Children’s Books for Dummies.

Julie Hedlund is an award-winning picture book author and founder of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge. Since 2012, 12 x 12 has encouraged thousands of picture book writers to get their stories out of their heads and onto the page. Julie is a frequent speaker at writing retreats and conferences. Her picture book credits include Over, Bear! Under Where?, My Love For You is the Sun, and A Troop is a Group of Monkeys. Her next book, Song After Song: The Musical Life of Julie Andrews debuts in 2023.

Katie Davis is an award-winning writer/illustrator whose published work includes kidlit genres from picture books to middle grade to young adult. Her first picture book, Who Hops? turns 24 this year, and Kindergarten Rocks! has been a perennial favorite since 2005. Katie critiques manuscripts twice a month through her Writers’ Block membership and is the former Director of the Institute of Children’s Literature and Institute for Writers. Her books have sold over a million copies and her two guides for writers, How To Promote Your Children’s Book and How to Write a Children’s Book, both debuted at #1 on Amazon.

Course Curriculum

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Courses Included with Purchase

The Verse Curse
What you don't know about rhyming picture books
Julie Hedlund
Nonfiction with a Twist!
Craft Strategies for Making Nonfiction Writing Sing
Andrea Davis Pinkney
How to Publish Hundreds of Picture Books
Notes on Being Prolific
Jane Yolen
Creating Memorable Picture Book Characters
Laura Backes
Submission Savvy
How to Craft the Perfect Query
Emma Walton Hamilton
The Positive Power of Procrastination
Discover your why and stay motivated
Katie Davis
Behind the Scenes of an Author-Illustrator
What it's really like to create art for a living
Paul O. Zelinsky
Let Us Make Picture Books
The Magic of the Page Turn and Other Tools for Creating Great Picture Books
Mac Barnett
Finding the Music in Your Storytelling Voice
How to Make Your Manuscript Sing
Matt de la Peña
Picture Books for Breakfast
An Interview with Author-Illustrator Peter Brown
Peter Brown
How to Write a 500-Word Picture Book
A Step-by-Step Process for Writing a Fully Developed Story
Laura Backes
Is Your Manuscript Truly Submission Ready?
Revision Strategies for Making Your Manuscript Shine
Emma Walton Hamilton
Publishing Picture Books in the 21st Century
What's the best option for your story?
Julie Hedlund
Get Your First 1,000 Readers
How to get your book in the hands of your audience
Katie Davis

Original Price: $1,166

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