Find your unique voice as a KidLit Creator, with authors Veronica Bartles (THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGS) and Annette Whipple (WHOOO KNEW? THE TRUTH ABOUT OWLS). Enjoy our complementary Tips for Writers course, and then join us as we explore a variety of KidLit topics in depth!
authors Annette Whipple and Veronica

Hi, we’re Annette Whipple and Veronica Bartles, the children’s authors behind KidLit Creatives.

Our experiences in publishing include picture books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult novels, children's magazines, educational materials, and marketing. We teamed up to share our knowledge and experience with you. We want to provide help, support, and guidance for your journey as a KidLit Creator.

We have taught kidlit creators of all ages through writing conferences, webinars, school visits, library presentations, consultations, and mentorship programs.

From basic writing craft to marketing know-how, we’re here to help you find your unique voice as a kidlit creator.

"I loved watching Veronica Bartles's presentation on school and library visits with Matthew Winner. Great information on school visits, adapting your in-person visit to a virtual visit, and fun ways to connect with the students."

-June Smalls (author of ODD ANIMAL ABC'S)

“Annette’s webinar offered a fantastic overview of the work-for-hire market. I’ve written two WFH books, but I still gained valuable insights into different types of WFH projects, writing for different age groups, how book packagers work, and more. I also had Annette critique my WFH submission packet, and she provided clear, actionable suggestions on how to polish my submission materials.”

-Susan Johnson Taylor (author, participant in SCBWI webinar)

"Veronica was an absolute pleasure to work with. She had an easy-to-follow presentation prepared, was open to answering questions, and shared her insider knowledge and lessons from her years of experience with our authors. She is a great resource to help authors succeed in pitching book-related events."

-Kate Farrell (publicist, Familius Press)