Joan Holub

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I'm the author and/or illustrator of over 130 books for children, including picture books, chapter books, tween/MG, early readers, and board & novelty books. My newest books include:
Goddess Girls tween chapter book series for ages 8-12, twelve titles and counting, co-authored with Suzanne Williams (Aladdin paperbacks). Join the class at Mount Olympus Academy with this series that puts a modern spin on classical Greek mythology.
Zero the Hero, illustrated by NYTimes bestselling Tom Lichtenheld (Henry Holt/Macmillan), March 2012.

Goddess Girls (8-12) by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Writing means teamwork with editors, illustrators, and sometimes even a co-author. What are the differences in collaborating: 1) with a co-author on a chapter book series for ages 8-12 (Goddess Girls with Suzanne Williams, who lives across the country from me); and 2) with an illustrator on a picture book (Zero the Hero with NYTimes bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld)? What are the differences in how a chapter book manuscript and a picture book manuscript are presented to a publisher to help an editor decide if she wants to publish a book in the first place? What are the ups and downs of writing a chapter book series or a picture book? And how does a book go from idea, to manuscript, to art, to publication, to a store? Includes a look at the manuscript (Goddess Girls) vs book dummy (Zero the Hero) submission format, as well as a peek in my "file cabinet of doom", where manuscripts I wrote but that did not make it to publication have been laid to rest.

Zero the Hero by Holub and Lichtenheld

Length and cost:

A half-hour visit includes 5-10 minutes for questions. $125.
Additional same-day, different class half-hour visits: +$100 per visit.
Maximum visits per day: 4

Students in grades K-8, or adult

Available Times: 2012 schedule: day or evening, schedule permitting.

No recording of Skype Sessions.

Prerequisites: Students will get the most out of my visit if they're already familiar with some of my books. Let's discuss which book(s) you'll share with them before my visit. Upon request, I'll provide a short list of questions and prompts beforehand that we can use during the interactive portion of my visit.

Contact Information: joanholub at aol dot com

Author address: USA

I look forward to hearing from you!

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