Tag Archives: children’s authors

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe by Rita Goldner Today I am chillin’ among the cool mountain pines at Lake Tahoe. This is a short retreat I take with my husband Dave every year. For him, it’s various water sports; for me, plein air … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly by Rita Goldner Since my whole improbable journey to becoming a published children’s book author was launched by my love of orangutans, I like to blog about them and other endangered or threatened species. I certainly have no … Continue reading

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Input from Others Can Improve Your Output as an Author

Input from Others Can Improve Your Output as an Author by Barbara Renner I wrote my first two picture books while living in a small town in northwest Minnesota for the summer. Enthralled with the state bird, the Common Loon, … Continue reading

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Targeted Communication

Targeted Communication by Rita Goldner We authors often discuss at marketing meetings how important it is to have a specific target, an actual person’s profile in mind when writing marketing copy, designing ads, and posting on social media sites. This … Continue reading

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White Privilege and Diversity

White Privilege and Diversity by Rita Goldner During my recent weekend in Los Angeles for the LA Times  Festival of  Books, I had the opportunity to meet and talk at length with Valerie Foster, one of the eight other authors … Continue reading

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Making Marks

Making Marks by Rita Goldner My illustration for today is a page from my work-in-progress coloring book Making Marks. It’s my interpretation of the cave paintings in Lascaux, France. These Paleolithic cave paintings, discovered in Lascaux in 1940, are thought … Continue reading

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Audio Books for Children

Audio Books for Children by John Mahoney Are you a children’s book author? Do you wish to be? The following information is for those who are contemplating becoming part of the incredible and exploding world of audio books for children. … Continue reading

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