As promised, here are links to Alayne Kay Christian’s interview with Kathryn Otashi — part one and part two. (Thanks, Alayne!)
In part two, Kathryn tells the top five things she believes make a successful independently published book. What she has to say helps clarify the difference between independent publishing and self publishing.
Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Enjoy your weekend.
Have I met my goals for the month of April? Yes and no. Not many picture books read (only 17), though I did find six I love (and four I didn’t like at all, which will not be named here).
- A CHRISTMAS TREE FOR PYN by Olivier Dunrea, 2011, Philomel Books (Penguin Young Readers Group)
- AN ANNOYING ABC by Barbara Bottner, illustrated by Michael Emberley, 2011, Alfred A. Knopf (Random House Children’s Books)
- THE ICIEST, DICIEST, SCARIEST SLED RIDE EVER by Rebecca Rule, illustrated by Jennifer Thermes, 2012, Islandport Press
- LITTLE BIRD by Germano Zullo, illustrated by Albertine, 2012, Enchanted Lion Books
- THE LONELY BOOK by Kate Bernheimer, illustrated by Chris Sheban, 2012, Schwartz & Wade (Random House Children’s Books)
- THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS FLY SOUTH by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri, 2012, Clarion Books
One of my picture book drafts is about this creature, Periwinkle the Elemoose, created by my artist friend
Lucy Mueller Young.
Ain’t she a darling little sweetheart?
(c) 2013 Photo by Carol Munro
And while the month was full of appointments, yard work, and planting the garden, I did find time for lots of writing for clients and myself (yay!), which includes two new picture books drafts (double yay!) and some guest blogging. I also edited one manuscript and submitted two.
Marci Flinchum Atkin’s We’re All in This Together blog series continued with two posts this weekend about Books that Impact Writers. What are my two favorites? Go here and scroll down.
One final thing. If you read an earlier post, you know I love ONE by Kathryn Otoshi. My friend Alayne Kay Christian will soon post an interview with KO on her blog. Stay tuned. I’ll post the link so you can read how this gutsy and talented woman publishes her own books with such outstanding quality.