The Northwest Author Series Presents: David Michael Slater

Publishing Books for Children: Plotting Your Success

On Sunday, May 16, 2010, The Northwest Author Series presents David Michael Slater on “Writing for Children: Plotting for Success.”

During this humorous and informative 90-minute interactive slide-show, prolific local author and teacher Slater will share his thoughts on how to write effective books for young children, and how to navigate the submission process once you have a finished piece. He’ll pass along tips and strategies he found on his somewhat unconventional journey through slush piles and rejection letters. You’ll leave confident in your ability to construct an effective plot, find likely markets, and know exactly what to expect once the envelope leaves your hand. Bring your questions and prepare to be inspired!

David Michael Slater is the author of sixteen picture books, including Cheese Louise; The Ring Bear (an SSLI Honor Book); Jacques & Spock (a Children’s Book-of-the-Month Alternative Selection); and Flour Girl (a Mom’s Choice Award winner). Slater’s teen series, Sacred Books, recently launched with The Book of Nonsense (a finalist for the Association of Booksellers for Children’s Best of 2008 list and Cybil Award nominee); Book 2, The Book of Knowledge, is his latest book.


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