Author Illustrator Roxie Munro – 12 X 12 Featured Author June 2015

Our June featured author, Roxie Munro, is doing some of the most exciting work in children's books today. She is an author, illustrator, innovator, and tireless advocate of learning through literacy, no matter what form that learning takes. She is equally…

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12 X 12 April 2015 Winner!

It's time to giveaway our amazing April prize! This month, one VERY lucky 12 x 12 member will win a picture book critique from Caldecott-honor winning author/illustrator John Rocco! And the lucky winner is... SANDY JONES!! Congrats! Please contact Kelli at…

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12 X 12 March 2015 Check-In!

I always find myself more than a little astonished when we reach the end of the first quarter of the challenge. I always want to protest, "But wait! It's still so shiny and new." This year, in particular, it really…

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12 X 12 February Check-in Winner!

It's time to giveaway our February prize! This month's winner will get a picture book critique from our own Jodi Moore. And the lucky winner is... JENNIFER GILL FAHRION!! Congrats! Please contact me at JulieFHedlund (at) gmail (dot) com to claim…

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12 X 12 February 2015 Check-In!

Brrrr... That's how the weather's been here in February. But great for writing! Or rather, for me, revising. I didn't complete a new draft in February, but I did revise THREE manuscripts, two of which are now on submission. So…

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12 X 12 January 2015 Check-In

HELLO 12 x 12 in 2015 Participants!! WELCOME to your first monthly check-in. This is where we share whether we wrote or revised this month or made any other progress in our writing. I go first, then I ask you. But…

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Liza Fleissig, Ginger Harris & John Cusick – Featured Agents February 2015

Little GOLDen Book members of 12 x 12 will be able to choose one of two agents to submit their manuscript to each month. We are kicking off 2015 with PHENOMS in the agenting world. In fact, I met Liza,…

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TARA LAZAR – January, 2015 Featured Author

It's officially 12 x 12 in 2015!! The start of a brand new, shiny year full of blank sheets of paper (and computer screens) for us to fill with our luscious words as we write picture book drafts. Here to…

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Sue Fliess – 12 X 12 Featured Author July 2014

Our July featured author, Sue Fliess, is one heck of a busy lady! But she took time out of her unbelievably hectic summer to answer some questions I gave her focused on writing picture books for younger children (0-5), which is…

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Emma Walton Hamilton: January 12 X 12 Featured Author

What do you get when you mix a shiny new year, the beginning of another round of the 12 x 12 picture book writing challenge, and an amazingly talented and generous NYT-bestselling author kicking us off with the first featured author post?…

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