I’m thrilled to be a part of this wonderful summit. It starts August 17th and ends the 20th. It sounds wonderful so I thought I’d do my bit to invite you all to come, to learn!
First, I’d like you to meet the awesome authors who will be sharing their insights throughout the summit. Spanning across 4 continents, 6 countries, and 14 Cities, they offer their insights into book writing success.
August 17th - Creating Books
Session 1: Deciding Whether Self-Publishing is Right for You With Brooke Van Sickle
Description: How to Decide if you should self-publish your book, plus the skills
all self-publishers need to be successful.
Brooke Van Sickle is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and Regional Webmaster for the Iowa-SCBWI region. She’s also a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MiPa).
Brooke is a 3-time published author with BiblioKid Publishing. Her first picture book, PIRATES STUCK AT "C", was awarded a 2020 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention and 14th Annual NIEA finalist for children's picture book. When not writing her own books, Brooke teaches other aspiring writers how to write and publish kids’ books at www.journeytokidlit.com.
Connect with Brooke:
Visit Her Website View Her Books
Connect on Instagram & Twitter @AuthorBrookeVS
Connect on Facebook & Pinterest @JourneytoKidLit
Session 2: How to Find New Ideas to Write about with Katie Pye
Ready to start the writing process? Here are the steps Katie takes when she's ready to start a new book, plus, how you can find new ideas to write about.
Katie Pye is a New Zealand-based author with a daft sense of humor and an uncanny ability to make anything rhyme. Bemused with her 'Three Little Pigs' story concept on wise trust, Katie had so much fun penning 'The Wolf Strikes Again' that she launched headlong into her hilarious journey of re-crafting fairytale favorites with her Fairytale Fraud series. With 8 books already illustrated and 12 already penned, Katie is progressively sharing the fairy tale fun to her growing fan base.
Katie's goal is to provide families fun memory hooks into strong resilient thinking, including her own young family! Each story has a 'Behind the Scenes' section, with even more resources and printable as available on her website: www.fairytalefraud.com Pop over there and join her 'Fraud Squad' email list, so you don't miss out on her new Fairytale Fraud releases and enjoy finding out the TRUTH behind fairy tales!
Connect with Katie:
Visit Her Website View Her Books
Connect on Facebook @FairytaleFraud Connect on Instagram @AuthorKatiePye
Session 3: Working with Editors with Ceeley Mack
Before submitting your book to be published, Ceeley strongly suggests working with an editor. Listen to his tips on the different types of editors to help you choose the right one for you!
Ceeley Mack is an independent author of debut Middle Grade novel Wolf Moon: the house on bloom street, a spooky story for children short on time or attention span. As an Air Force veteran, Ceeley knows that time is in short supply, so he began writing short, fast-paced fiction to keep his friends and children engaged. He graduated from an American Military University with a bachelor’s in English and currently lives in Maryland with a houseful of children, cats, dogs, and books.
Connect with Ceeley:
Visit His Website View His Books
Connect on Facebook & Twitter @MidniteMonsters
Session 4: The 7-Step Process to Write a Children's Book with Maya Sara Karthik
Every book needs to have a story in order to capture readers' hearts. Learn what Maya tips are for creating characters and a setting for your story, plus how to write an interesting read.
Maya Sara Karthik is ten years old and she is an award-winning children's book author of the book "The Pari and Kayal Adventures - Saved by Sid" . She is a voracious reader and loves the fantasy-fiction genre. She writes reviews for all the books she reads and posts them on her Instagram and Facebook pages.
Besides reading and writing, Maya enjoys teaching her little sister, doing anything creative, dancing, swimming, and spending time with her friends and family. She lives in Chennai, India.
Connect with Maya: Visit Her Website View Her Books Get Her Free Worksheets
Connect on Facebook & Instagram @WriterMaya
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!