Sharon’s Rocket Shoes Blast Off Tour begins October 14
Celebrate the release of Sharon A Skinner New Children's Book, Rocket Shoes, from Sterling Publishing. The supporting Author tour is set to cross several states and events, all of which we are listing here. About Rocket Shoes: Like all children, José dreams of flying. So he works hard...
Sharon’s 2017 Book Release Schedule, July Update
Hello, Fans in the land of Sharon. Your friendly Webmaster here with a quick update on new book releases from your favorite Author. While she is paneling it up at the SCBWI Conference in Los Angeles this weekend, we wanted to share the new releases for...
My 2017 Writing Year, So Far: Panels, Presentations & Publication
My 2017 writing year has already been a whirl of fabulous writing events and appearances. [caption id="attachment_204" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sharon Skinner Book Appearance[/caption] January was a super busy month. Lots of travel and teaching/presenting. As you know, I taught a half-day workshop at the ASU Virginia G Piper...
A New Year of Writing and Teaching
My new year of writing and teaching is off to a great start. On January 6th, I signed an agreement with the Arizona State Library Association to become the 2017 Summer Writer in Residence at Scottsdale Public Library. I will be providing a series of six creative...
Picture Book (Part 3): Conference Critiques and the Cinderella Dream
So, back to writing picture books, Conference Critiques (and the Cinderella Dream).
I submitted my PB ms for a critique at the 2015 SCBWI Summer Conference, knowing full well that the true purpose of submitting for critique critiques is to get professional level feedback on the work. However, like many authors and illustrators, deep in my heart, I hoped for the Cinderella dream. You know, the one where the glass slipper fits so perfectly, the assigned agent/editor makes an immediate offer of representation/publication. Yeah. That’s the one.
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D. San Souci, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
Picture Book (Part 2): Submitting the MS or I think it’s done, I think it’s done!
Submitting the manuscript is always a big step in the publication journey. It's as true for submitting picture book manuscripts as anything else. After two years of writing, revising, re-visioning, asking for feedback from other picture book authors, and more rewriting, I finally had a PB ms (Picture Book...
Payson Book Festival 2016
We spent last Saturday at the Payson Book Festival. It was a very well-run event. The organizers and volunteers were awesome and we had a good time meeting new readers and getting to know some new Arizona authors, as well.
As usual with an author, a Story Monster lurked nearby. 😉
I also got a chance to say hello to this guy: