12 X 12 Featured Author March 2019 – Baptiste Paul

The “Nos” are Many, Rejections Plenty It takes a lot to write a book As a picture book author, you hope that the book you create is well received by kids and adults alike. The years of research and writing…

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12 X 12 Featured Author February 2019 – Vivian Kirkfield

Vivian Kirkfield is making her picture book debut this year with three new books! Now before you think Vivian is an overnight success, let me fill you in on a little secret. This particular Featured Author post has been postponed…

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12 X 12 Featured Author January 2019 – Viviane Elbee

Happy New Year, 12 x 12 Members! We're are excited to announce that for the third year in a row, our Featured Author posts will come from our 12 x 12 community. We are so proud of the success of…

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12 X 12 Featured Author December 2018 – Karla Valenti

So here we are, twelve months later. Perhaps you wrote 12 manuscripts (or more); perhaps you wrote one. No matter. The first order of business is a round of applause because writing is serious business. After all, you are committing to make…

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12 X 12 Featured Author November 2018 – Alison Pearce Stevens

A huge thank you to Kelli and Julie for asking me to be a featured author here at 12x12! In some ways I feel out of place doing this, because, well, most of what I write isn’t picture books. In…

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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 September 2018 Featured Author – Christy Mihaly

Building a Community, Becoming an Author It’s an honor to be a featured author on 12 x 12. In fact, when I consider those who have posted in this space before me (all those real authors), my Author Imposter Syndrome…

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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 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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