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We want to help you find your unique voice as a KidLit Creator.

In this course, you will learn:

  • The importance of studying mentor texts
  • The benefits of studying the publishing industry
  • Why you need feedback (& who to get it from!)
  • Tips for finding story ideas from your personal experiences
  • How to find the thing that YOU have to offer that no one else can give
  • and so much more!
author Annette Whipple with and author Veronica Bartles, and the text: KidLit Creatives: Write Now!

Annette Whipple

thinks facts are fun. She celebrates curiosity and inspires a sense of wonder in young readers while exciting them about science and history. Her newest books The Laura Ingalls Wilder Companion: A CHAPTER-BY-CHAPTER GUIDE (Chicago Review Press), WHOOO KNEW? THE TRUTH ABOUT OWLS (Reycraft Books), and THE STORY OF THE WRIGHT BROTHERS (Rockridge Press) will release in 2020. Annette snacks on chocolate chip cookies with her family in Pennsylvania. Explore her writing resources and learn more about Annette at

Veronica Bartles,

author of TWELVE STEPS (YA), and THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGS (PB), loves to ask “What If?” She believes there are many sides to every story, and she’s determined to discover every single one! When not writing or reading, she likes to invent new cookie recipes and knit things from recycled plastic bags. She’s an incurable optimist who loves gray, drizzly days because that’s when rainbows come out to play. Veronica is the Assistant Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), MD/DE/WV region, and the director of the MD/DE/VA/DC Read Local Challenge.

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