Centering “Heart” in Picture Books: How Writing—and Illustrating—What You Know Can Be the Key to Your Project’s Success

Apr 07, 2024

Online event


This event is hosted by the Hawaii Region. To register, visit their event page at: Authors and illustrators are often told to create “what they know.” But what does that really mean? When it comes to children’s picture books (fiction and nonfiction), how do you parlay your experience into a project that will resonate with publishers and, ultimately, readers? And how does a creator balance the personal with the commercial? In this hour-long-webinar, Chronicle Books Senior Editor Naomi Kirsten will explore examples of titles on her list that reflect successful examples of “picture books with heart,” and share ways to effectively position and present your project to a publisher.