In 2023 I founded the Manzanita Children's Book Community. This is an online community platform to support community-based grassroots children's book creation.
Aimed at people who want to create the children's stories that they want to create, for themselves and their communities, this platform includes:
This will be a membership-based community. Reach out to Laura Atkins - email@example.com - to learn more.
I also am developing a class on Creating Your Children's Book and Exploring Publishing Options. This will most likely be a four- or six- week class offered on a weekday evening, and include interviews and visits with published children's book authors. While we will mention traditional publishing, this class is geared towards people who are interested in self-publishing or finding small/micro publishers for their work. These are the best ways to support community-based grassroots children's book creation.
I will offer this class starting in the fall of 2023. Please email me to get or sign up to my mailing list to be sure you get further details.