Create Your Children’s Book Cohort – Starting in January 2024
with Laura Atkins, Manzanita Children’s Book Community
Join the Journey: Sign up here
What: Unlock the world of children's book creation with the supportive "Create Your Children’s Book" cohort. Members will gather to support each other as they develop their concepts into children’s books. The goal is for people to tell the stories that THEY want to tell, for themselves and their communities. While this will support all creators, it will especially highlight alternative publishing options, such as self-publishing or going with small publishers.
This cohort will be held and guided by Laura Atkins who has thirty years of experience in the children’s book world, including working at Children’s Book Press, Orchard Books, and as an editor at Lee & Low Books. For much of this time she has offered freelance services to publishers and individuals wanting to develop and publish their stories – increasingly folks who are self-publishing. Laura is also in the process of self-publishing her own picture book, which is adding to her experience in understanding this process.
What Others Say About Working with Laura:
Weekly Sessions Include:
Timing and Costs:
One-on-One Mentoring Sessions:
You can watch the info session to learn more about the cohort. I start talking about myself and the cohort around 20 minutes into the video (and slides become visible part-way through):