Date Archives March 2019



Affordable Critiques, Queries, & Pitches for Picture Book Writers


I will critique any picture book manuscript (fiction or non-fiction, rhyming or non-rhyming) with an eye to such elements as concept, voice, heart, lyricism, world-building, and overall story arc. You’ll be provided with a line edit of your manuscript plus a paragraph of overall feedback. Picture book manuscripts should keep word count under 600, but I do provide rates below for the occasional longer piece (picture book biographies, etc).


Have you finally polished up a picture book manuscript that you’d like to submit to an agent or editor, but you’re stuck on the dreaded query letter? I’m here to help you:

  • write you a custom query letter/email: I’ll read over the picture book manuscript that you want to submit. I’ll write the corresponding query letter/email for the agent/editor of your choice. You’ll then be able to use my query letter as a template for all future queries you write.


  • critique your current query: I’ll “red pencil” edit your current query letter. I’ll proofread the spelling, grammar, and content.


Are you ready to participate in online pitching opportunities, like #PBPitch and #KidPit, but aren’t sure how to write an effective Twitter pitch for your picture book?

Before getting an agent, I participated in several Twitter Pitch parties over the course of a year, and averaged a “Like” from an agent each time. This does NOT guarantee that the Twitter pitch I write for you will get an agent to want your particular manuscript. But, it will be a well-written pitch that shows off the essence of your manuscript while respecting Twitter’s 280-character limit. Each pitch will be emailed to you in image format, as well as in .docx or .pages format, for your future use. I will also include tips on getting your pitch noticed.

(If you need pitches for several manuscripts at a time, my “Pitch Party Package” reduces the unit price of each pitch.)

For anything I didn’t address here, please don’t hesitate to

contact me

with your questions.


(I will be in touch with you by email within 24 hours of your PayPal payment, ready to discuss your needs.)

My Books

I am overjoyed to announce two forthcoming picture books, releasing in 2020 and 2021, with many more titles in the pipeline. What an honor to be debuting next year with Penguin Random House and New York Times Bestselling Illustrator Eva Byrne! Here are the details on my first book from the Publisher’s Weekly Rights Report (week of June 17th, 2019):

Publisher's Weekly Announcement