I sure do! You’ll find them here.
There are many approaches that schools may take to getting author visits funded, such as applying for grants and cooperating with local service organizations. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s article “Tips on Hosting an Author/Illustrator Visit” offers lots of great suggestions.
Austin’s BookPeople often has signed copies in stock and available for shipping.
The books I’ve got coming out starting in 2021 include:
- Sister, Brother, Family: An American Childhood in Music (written by Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson; co-written by Chris Barton; illustrated by Kyung Eun Han; Doubleday Books for Young Readers; September 7, 2021)
- How to Make a Book (About My Dog) (illustrated by Sarah Horne; Lerner Publishing; October 5, 2021)
- Moving Forward: From Space-Age Rides to Civil Rights Sit-Ins with Airman Alton Yates (illustrated by Steffi Walthall; Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster; Spring 2022)
- Glitter Everywhere: Where It Came From, Where It’s Found, And Where It’s Going (Charlesbridge; October 2022)
For further research, you might want to track down some of the sources mentioned in my Author’s Note. You should also explore the “Other Links” section on the page on this site for The Day-Glo Brothers.
I can’t do that, but I can help you find someone who can. The Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators provides a listing of regional chapters, many of which coordinate critique groups for their local members.
From my own experiences learning the ropes of writing for children and young adults, I can say that some terrific resources for you would be:
- the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
- the latest edition of the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market
- author Cynthia Leitich Smith’s site
- editor Harold Underdown’s site
I often do, but typically only for organizations that I’m already personally affiliated with. If you think that your organization is one of these, you’re welcome to contact me.
Please direct all rights queries to my agent:
Erin Murphy Literary Agency
824 Roosevelt Trail #290
Windham, ME 04062