Category Archives: industry tips

DITTIES…the Way To Go?

I just had to write today about the great obsession..I mean habit… of doing perhaps even daily “ditties!”  or that’s what I love to call them.  Little ‘somethings’….a sketch, or quick thought visually.  They can be from life as you … Continue reading

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BIG START TO A NEW YEAR!….

HAPPY 2018 everyone!  I’m writing this while being snow bound in CT by a whipping Nor’Easter blizzard today that has hit most of the East Coast! …it does have a way of stopping us in our tracks!  But it’s a … Continue reading

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“ASK CAT”: check it out!

I have BORROWED my latest article from Kathy Temean’s Blog to share with you all here as well.  I do hope you follow her and the ASK CAT Tuesdays once a month. (plus her other wonderful shared articles!)  We will … Continue reading

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take care of your ‘tools’

This happy photo of my youngest grandkids (and our agency ‘research assistants!’) reading together, yet totally engrossed in their ‘literary worlds,’ just pleases me SO much!  Isn’t that why we all of the children’s market do what we do? I … Continue reading

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Portfolio Prep for Conferences…Finding YOU!

It is that time of year again!  After you review your year, (see last Post) you want to strut a new, confident foot out there into the industry! And just in time, there is the SCBWI NYC Mid Winter Conference…just waiting … Continue reading

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Your Year in Review

Well we’re near the end of Jan 2017 already!  There is one very important activity that you  should have experienced  by now … you should have given yourself a YEAR IN REVIEW self analysis! You are a business.  Artist or … Continue reading

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An honor arrived in the mail today….

WOW ….that’s ME!   This magazine arrived today! – Williamsburg’s NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS, focusing on the Arts this issue, included a story about me (written by editor Greg Lilly) and my road to having an agency in the children’s book industry!  I … Continue reading

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