When I first began in this industry, I was alternately exhilarated and (to quote Anne Shirley) “in the depths of despair.” Publishing is ever changing, evolving, and the information about getting (and staying) published, conflicting.
What was a new writer to do?
I did this: whenever I met an author I’d ask two questions: (1) What do you attribute your success to? (2) What tips/advice do you have for me.
In Author Words, you’ll find me asking those questions not just of writers, but of illustrators, story-tellers–anyone in the artistic field who has something substantial to offer in the way of career and life advice.