ABOUT ROCHELLE GROSKREUTZ
I’ve been a freelance copywriter since 1997 (www.wordsforsale.info) and a children’s writer since 2009 (www.rochellegroskreutz.com). I’m also an active SCBWI member, serving as our Wisconsin
chapter’s Co-Regional Advisor.
I’ve had articles published in AppleSeeds,
FACES, Hopscotch and Highlights, and my debut picture book,
EASTER ELF releases in March 2019 with KWiL Publishing.
Honestly, I’m a bit intimidated by an “artist statement”…sounds fancy and like I have to reach a certain level of creative excellence to even have one. So I’ll make it simple: 1) I think. 2) Fill notebooks, scrap paper and unused napkins from my van’s glovebox with ideas. 3) Write. 4) Tweak–I think it sounds brilliant! 5) Return to it–it sounds lame. 6) I repeat (to the Nth power) all steps above until I think it’s ready to submit.