EventsPath to Published: Everything You Want to Know About Publishing a Children’s Book

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Path to Published: Everything You Want to Know About Publishing a Children’s Book

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Woods Memorial Library


This session is geared toward adult writers who are interested in publishing books for children or young adults (teen writers are welcome to attend). We will explore the various categories within the children’s book market and their target audiences. You will learn more about trade publishing versus self-publishing, agent representation, and the basics of a query letter. In addition, we will practice writing query letters that will grab an agent’s or editor’s attention. Plus, plenty of time for Q&A. If you are set to complete a manuscript and are interested in publishing your work, this program is for you!

Lori Alexander has written picture books like BACKHOE JOE and FAMOUSLY PHOEBE as well as the FUTURE BABY board book series. Her first chapter book, ALL IN A DROP: HOW ANTONY VAN LEEUWENHOEK DISCOVERED AN INVISIBLE WORLD received a Sibert Honor Award for distinguished nonfiction. Her newest book, A SPORTING CHANCE: HOW LUDWIG GUTTMANN CREATED THE PARALYMPIC GAMES, was a Junior Library Guild Selection and received a Kirkus starred review.

Lori has been a Tucson resident for more than twenty years. Her husband is a scientist at Roche Diagnostics in Oro Valley and her two book-loving teens attend Mountain View High School. Visit Lori at or on Twitter @LoriJAlexander or Instagram @lorialexanderbooks

Backhoe Joe

Famously Phoebe

All in A Drop

A Sporting Chance

Writer in Residence
Suitable for:
Teens (14-18 years)
Adults (18+)
Author Event
Writing & Poetry

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