New Writers:

So you want to write a children’s book? Yay! Generous authors offered me the best advice when I started on this journey. And now I have the honor of passing it on to you!

  • Join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). I’m still a member and have learned more than I can say from this smart group of book creators. From finding an agent to craft, SCBWI is a wealth of information.
  • Read some of my favorite books about writing. Carolyn See’s Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and other Dreamers, The Elements of Style by E.B. White and William Strunk, Jr. and a book I read at age 16 and still love: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.
  • And most importantly, write. Right now. Go on, you can do it!

Media Relations for Authors:

Getting ready for a big interview about your book? Hoping to pitch a story to a news outlet? Want to know how to analyze your media appearances? Terrified to step out of your writing cave to talk to a reporter? There’s help!

Before diving into the deep end of writing for children, Anna Crowley Redding’s first career was as an Emmy-award winning investigative anchor/reporter. She learned the hard way you don’t snack on peanuts before you go on TV unless you want to gasp for water in front of enough people to fill a football stadium. Or overly spray your hair on windy days. And that your mic is always on. Always.

Contact Anna if you are looking for insider tips on how to develop and build relationships with the media. From insider tips on how to handle interviews, getting to know reporters in your area, how to pitch a story, hair and make-up ideas, LIVE troubleshooting, and the in’s and out’s of post-appearance analysis, Anna’s got you covered. Click here to ask for more information and rates.