Workshop: Write Marketable Children’s Book in 7 Weeks


Award-winning Los Alamos authors Shirley Raye Redmond and Jennifer McKerley will offer a half-day workshop for the Southwest Writers organization 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Carlisle Executive Offices, 3200 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Suite 114 in Albuquerque.

Using the method explained in their workbook, “Write Marketable Children’s Book in 7 Weeks,” Redmond and McKerley have sold dozens of children’s books to major publishers, including Random House and Simon & Schuster.

They have had titles translated overseas into French and Spanish. A few of Redmond’s titles have sold more than 200,000 copies each.

Covering everything from market analysis to plotting and building a story arc, this workshop is designed to jumpstart the participants’ desire to write a kids’ book.

The authors will focus on the workshop’s key word — marketable — and will explain the importance of tying one’s nonfiction topic or novel to the school curricula and/or current events.

  • $55 SWW Members
  • $65 Osher members with membership card
  • $70 non members
  • $75 at the door

The registration fee includes a copy of the 80-page workbook required for the course. To register, call the SWW Office at 505.830.6034. Space is limited.

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