12 X 12 Featured Author August 2018 – Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Writing Lyrical: You Have to Feel It In positive reviews (and in an unfortunate number of rejection letters), I have often received praise for the lyrical quality of my writing. I love writing and reading lyrical texts and yet, I…

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12 X 12 July 2018 Featured Author – Jami Gigot

Hello lovely picture book writers and illustrators! What an honor it is to be your guest blogger this month. You’ve done it! You’re over the halfway mark! I hope all of you have had a productive year so far. As…

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12 X 12 May 2018 Check-In Winner!

It's time to announce the winner of our May check-in. Special thanks to our May Featured Author Casey W. Robinson! Our lucky winner this month will receive an autographed copy of Casey's debut picture book, Iver & Ellsworth! And the…

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12 X 12 April 2018 Check-In Winner!

It's time to announce the winner of our April check-in. Special thanks to our April Featured Author Tara Luebbe!  We have two lucky winners this month!  One member will win a copy of Shark-Nate-O and another winner will win a…

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12 X 12 May 2018 Featured Author – Casey W. Robinson

In third grade, my teacher asked us to write a story that included directional language. She wanted us to describe how to get from one end of the classroom to the other. I wrote a harrowing tale about a determined…

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12 X 12 April 2018 Check-In!

Folks, I was on FIRE in April! I hope I can keep the writing momentum going because I wrote a draft (first one this year!) and revised three manuscripts - one of them several times. I think I'm trying to…

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12 X 12 April 2018 Featured Author – Tara Luebbe

Thank you, Julie and Kelli, for asking me to be the featured author this month. I’m a bit verklempt.  I am currently in “launch season” as I see my first two picture books, I AM FAMOUS and SHARK NATE-O, off…

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12 X 12 February 2018 Featured Author – Jeanette Bradley

It's already our second month of the year! For many of you this is just the beginning of your 12 x 12 journey. We are pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, all of our Featured…

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12 X 12 January 2018 Check-In!

Just... WOW! What a month! I probably say this every year, but I think this is the best first month of 12 x 12 ever! Everyone is so enthusiastic and excited, and I see so many new members actively participating…

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12 X 12 Featured Author January 2018 – Susanna Hill

It's a new year and that means a brand new year of 12 x 12! We are pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, all of our Featured Authors will be published 12 x 12 members!…

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