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Creating a Picture Book

May 5, 2022

After working for over two years on research, writing, and revising, my nonfiction picture book about Colonel Thomas S. Meacham and his “big cheese” was accepted for publication. It’s now in the works.

Here are just a few of the many things that need to be addressed: 

Tweaking text

Tweaking back matter

Tweaking the book title

Page count

Page layout

Designer input

Copyediting

Making sure illustrations are historically accurate without infringing on the creativity of the illustrator

Checking for kid-friendly vocabulary and appeal

Pacing

Page turns

All this takes time and careful consideration.

Luckily, I have a fabulous editor, a talented illustrator, and creative team members who are working together to make the best decisions to create a winning end product.

Stay tuned for more as my book moves along toward publication.

Its debut is in the spring of 2023!


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