12 X 12 October 2018 Featured Author – Hannah Holt

Hannah Holt is one of our 12 x 12 charter members. She's been around since our auspicious start in 2012 and this month, her debut picture book, THE DIAMOND AND THE BOY, arrives. Hannah is proof that hard work and perseverance pay…

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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 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 Featured Author December 2017 – Marcie Colleen

Wow! Is it December already? Where does the time go? It certainly has been an honor to be your Friday Dance Captain these past weeks and now I get the added honor of being the Featured Author this month. I…

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12 X 12 June 2017 Featured Author – Tim McCanna

Hey 12 x 12ers! Tim here. I started writing picture books way back in 2009. I flailed around for 3 years, studying the industry and practicing my craft. By the time I joined 12 x 12 in January of 2012,…

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12 X 12 Success Story: Andrea Loney

You are in for a treat with Andrea J. Loney's 12 x 12 success story. Not only does her energy and enthusiasm ooze out of the video, but she also touches on every aspect of 12 x 12 - motivation,…

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12 X 12 Success Story: Miranda Paul

Many of you know Miranda Paul already, as she is one of the most generous members of our community. She's an inaugural member of 12 x 12, has been a Featured Author and a Critique Ninja, will be a webinar…

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12 X 12 Success Story: Melanie Florence-Hanna

Today I'm proud to share another 12 x 12 Success Story from an author who also happens to be our February Featured Author, Melanie Florence-Hanna. Melanie exemplifies the importance of taking a stand to tell important stories to children, even if…

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12 X 12 Success Story: Vivian Kirkfield

To continue our series on 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge Success Stories, today we're shining the spotlight on Vivian Kirkfield. Just last week, Publisher's Weekly announced her very first book deal - SWEET DREAMS SARAH - to be…

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Today is the day many of you have been waiting for. EVERYONE who is interested in joining the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge is now invited to come on in! To celebrate this first day of general registration…

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