Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Linda Ashman


Region: Carolinas
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Linda Ashman is the author of more than thirty-five children's books, including most recently William's Winter Nap (Disney-Hyperion), illustrated by Chuck Groenink, which received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist.

Linda also is the author of The Nuts & Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books, a how-to ebook for writers. She leads writing workshops and contributes to a group blog about writing at

Presentation Description:
Hi, there. I've been writing picture books a long time and have learned a lot over the years. I put much of what I know into The Nuts & Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books, but enjoy helping others with their writing in other ways as well. I've given keynote speeches, taught multi-week classes, weekend retreats, 4-hour intensives, lots of workshops, and one webinar (honestly, it's weird speaking to people you can't see, but I'd consider doing it again). 

I also enjoy talking to kids at schools and libraries about creativity, writing, revision, the publication process, and the importance of resilience (crucial in this business!). 

My presentations are well-organized, visual, interactive and (I hope!) inspiring and fun. You can read testimonials here. Depending on the timing and location, I'm willing to travel. Send me an email if you'd like to propose something.