Oh Susanna – Your Questions Answered! is a weekly feature posted on Mondays. A list of all previous Oh Susanna posts with links is provided at the bottom of this page for your convenience. Oh Susanna is fun and educational for writers, parents, and teachers! It is the children’s literature world’s version of Dear Abby, … Continue reading Oh Susanna!
Good Monday, Everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I finally put my annuals in because, after a week of over 90 degree weather, we are hoping the danger of frost (which we had last weekend) is past! Who is in charge of the weather around here? It’s nuts! 🙂 Of course, given … Continue reading Oh Susanna! – Does A Similar Book Mean I Should Not Submit My Story?
Happy Earth Day, everyone! And Happy Birthday to my wonderful dad!!! I have been exceptionally lucky in the parent department! 🙂 I’m a writer, I know. I’m supposed to be good at words. But for some things, there just aren’t good enough words, or I’m not good enough with them, so here’s a picture. They … Continue reading Oh Susanna – How Do You Handle Illustrator Notes In Picture Book Manuscripts?
Well, we made it. Out to Ohio by way of Pennsylvania and West Virginia (thanks for that Jo-Jilly) and back again (the right way thank you very much because sometimes I just have to pull rank!) In Ohio we saw a building shaped like a giant picnic basket – I kid you not! I was … Continue reading Oh Susanna – What About Word Count?
Happy Monday, everybody! I hope you all had an excellent weekend! I would like to start this week by congratulating my friend Renee LaTulippe on the publication of the first 2 pieces of writing she ever submitted (seriously, that kind of talent doesn’t come along every day!) in The Poetry Friday Anthology For Middle School! … Continue reading Oh Susanna – How To Submit Author Notes And Factual Back Matter?
Happy Monday, Everyone! First off, before we do anything, I’d like to give a virtual high five to Julie Foster Hedlund whose debut storybook app A Troop Is Group Of Monkeys is now officially published! Woo-hoo! Released yesterday from Little Bahalia Publishing, this delightful app is both an entertaining story and an education in collective … Continue reading Oh Susanna – How Do You Know What Books Are Already Published In The Picture Book Market?
All right. Someone around here has been just a little asleep at the switch (and I won’t mention any names, but it’s the person in charge so I think we all know who THAT is!) What with all the holiday high jinx and shenanigans the lists got neglected and I have discovered in the last … Continue reading Oh Susanna – What Is The Difference Between A Hook And A Pitch?
Happy Monday Everyone! It feels like ages since we had an Oh Susanna day, and the next question in the queue seemed like a good one for the start of a new year. Penny asked: I have noticed when researching agent blogs, that a lot of them don’t represent poetry. So what if you write poetry … Continue reading Oh Susanna – Will Agents Rep Poetry?
Happy Monday, Everyone! I hope you all had wonderful Thanksgiving weekends! Did anyone get a Christmas tree yet? I saw a surprising number of cars with trees up on their roof racks, and while I love having a Christmas tree I know better than to get one this early. I have a bad habit of … Continue reading Oh Susanna – What About Copyright Infringement?
Batten down the hatches, all my fellow east-coasters! In spite of the fact that I bought candles on Friday and filled the bathtubs with water this morning, the Frankenstorm appears to be coming anyway. I hope you are all in a safe place with plenty of batteries and chocolate and possibly your floaties and a … Continue reading Oh Susanna – How Do You Decide Which Blogs To Follow?