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Yes, for the two books that I have out or are just about out, when we did the cover reveal I asked my editor if it was OK for me to reach out to the illustrator and give them a heads up that we were doing a cover reveal as it feels weird, to me, as an author, to get all the "congrats" and such when the cover has hardly anything to do with me! And each time the editor said yes.

So I DMd them on Twitter, thanked them profusely for their beautiful work and let them know that we were doing a cover reveal and I hoped they were OK for me tagging them on it. My illustrator for FREAKY, FUNKY FISH and I communicate occasionally through DM and she is illustrating the next book in the series due out next fall. I've never had more conversations with my illustrator for TELL SOMEONE though I certainly tag him in anything about that book.
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I just did this for my upcoming picture book. I just congratulated herm complimented the work and said that I hoped we be able to work on something else in the future.
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Julie, I've gotten in touch with some of my illustrators whose work I love. I still remember the first time I did this--for my  first magazine story that was accepted. Sylvia Long illustrated it and it was so darling with her characteristic bears and she was delighted to hear from me. It is lovely to be able to express your joy and thanks. Don't hesitate. And tell her many blueboarders think her cover is beautiful too :)
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I haven't done this, but I have seen it. You can reach out and thank the person for taking on your text and making it the best book. You may also want to try doing events together, even if virtual, and boosting each other on social media.
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If you are published in Trade, and you never corresponded with the illustrator during the editing/publication process, what is the etiquette for once the book is published? There are no launches where I am these days, so I'm wondering if authors have ever got in touch on line with illustrators to say hi, gush on their work, and say thanks? I don't want it to sound like the illustrator is not 50% of the book. Thanks for your input.
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Contests and Challenges / Re: Haunted States of America Contest
« Last post by mary-broussard on September 16, 2021, 09:04 AM »
Thanks for the update.
Mary Beth Broussard
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Picture Books (PB) / MOVED: Self Publishing Print on Demand
« Last post by Vijaya on September 15, 2021, 11:57 AM »
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Contests and Challenges / Re: Haunted States of America Contest
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on September 14, 2021, 06:16 PM »
Hi. Have they announced who has been selected for the haunted short story writing publications? I have not received a rejection email or an acceptance email. Just curious.
Mary Beth Broussard
















? I have not gotten a rejection email or an acceptance email. Just curious.
Mary Beth Broussard

Mary, there are some helpful comments above in the thread. They've pushed the book back to next year and have not made final decisions yet. Read more above.
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Contests and Challenges / Haunted Short Stories from states
« Last post by mary-broussard on September 14, 2021, 10:49 AM »
Hi. Have they announced who has been selected for the haunted short story writing publications? I have not received a rejection email or an acceptance email. Just curious.
Mary Beth Broussard
















? I have not gotten a rejection email or an acceptance email. Just curious.
Mary Beth Broussard
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Chapter Books, Easy Readers, and Middle Grade (MG) / Re: Anti-Hero in CB?
« Last post by Sonya Bright on September 13, 2021, 09:55 AM »
I'm late to this, but I LOVE this concept. And that is all I have to contribute to this discussion.  ;D
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