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Where All the Little Things Live is a Royal Dragonfly 2020 Winner!

December 1, 2020: the winners of the Royal Dragonfly award were announced. I am elated to say that Where All the Little Things Live was a winner in two categories: Honorable Mention, Best Illustrations & Honorable Mention, Chapter books. This competition has been around for nearly a decade, recognizing excellence in literature from around the … Continue reading Where All the Little Things Live is a Royal Dragonfly 2020 Winner!

If no one is buying…

I found this FAQ at BlackDogPublishing, and I thought it was well thought and written. Sales is not the only metric for your writing. Lack of sales isn’t attack on your writing skills. No one is buying my self-published book, can you help? Marketing is by far the hardest part of the book industry at … Continue reading If no one is buying…

Why not an agent or publisher? Or… when do you get to a be a real boy?

I thought about approaching publishing companies about Zōsan and Tamaishi. I still debate about this internally — the idea that you’re not a “real” writer until you get to that point. Before that, it’s just a hobby. It’s not serious. Even before I read my friend Diana’s take on this subject, I realized why I do … Continue reading Why not an agent or publisher? Or… when do you get to a be a real boy?