ABOUT ANGIE KARCHER

  • Angie is a former Kindergarten
    teacher, Developmental Therapist and children’s author of WHERE THE
    RIVER GRINS 2012, MT Publishing, THE LEGENDARY R.A. COWBOY JONES 2014 MT
    Publishing and SANTA’S GIFT 2017 MT Publishing. 

    Her poetry is included in AN INDIANA TRIBUTE BICENTENNIAL
    ANTHOLOGY, compiled by Byron Buckley 2017.

    She has two upcoming titles: NO TEARS IN BASEBALL,
    M.T. Publishing, July 2018 and THE SIGNATURE SHIP, M.T. Publishing, October
    2018.

    Angie is
    the creator of Rhyme Revolution.
    This annual event held in April, is a writing challenge on her blog for
    children’s authors. She has a passion for writing rhyming picture books and
    poetry and encourages educators and parents to read rhyme frequently to
    children. Rhyme encourages language development and fosters a love of reading.

     

    Angie is
    the founder of The Rhyme Revolution Conference,
    held first in New York City in December 2015 and next in New Harmony, Indiana,
    October 2018. This conference supports and encourages children’s writers to use
    proper picture book writing techniques, as well as applying perfect meter and
    rhyme.

     

    Angie also
    founded and hosts The Best in Rhyme Award, announced annually in February in New York
    City, NY, naming
    the best rhyming picture book and several
    honor books each year.

     

    Her most
    recent endeavor is hosting Ms. Angie’s
    Craft Corner for KidLitTV
    . This will be a monthly recorded segment where
    she shares simple crafts for kids, teachers, parents and librarians that
    accompany her favorite picture books.

    Angie is represented by Agent Victoria Selvaggio of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.

     

    Angie frequently presents at schools, libraries,
    bookstores and writing conferences. She is the IN SCBWI Assistant Regional
    Advisor and lives in Evansville, Indiana with her husband and four teenage
    children. Her beloved beagle Gracie and Miniature Dachshund Lucy are her constant
    assistants.

    Her presentations include:

    From
    Rags to Rewards: How to create a platform that works

    Regional Publishing: A Great Place to Start!

    It’s All About the Rhyme Story!

    Rhyming Picture Book Revolution: Writing Great Stories That Happen to Rhyme


    The presentations above are for writing conferences and retreats

     

    Castles, Cabins and Barnyards: If You Build it They Will Learn


    This presentation is for librarians, early childhood and
    elementary teachers.


     

    Where The River Grins: The Evansville Story

    Writing Children’s Books in my Pajamas: I Have the Best Job in the
    World!

    The two presentations above are for schools and can be
    focused for any age group.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • My goal is to create memorable experiences for children through books, storytelling, poetry and art. As an educator, I want children to find a passion for reading at an early age. As a mother, I want children and parents to spend quality time reading quality books. As a writer, I want children to take journeys to far away, mystical, lands through expressive, whimsical language. And I want them to do this over and over and over!

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