Prepare to be enchanted and inspired! Richard will share his love for books, his circuitous path to becoming published, plus exercises in craftsmanship. Loosen your imagination, tighten your writing, and fire-up the artist within. Yes, this is for both artists and writers!
Most recently, two of his titles, The Lord’s Prayer (with commentary by Rick Warren/ZonderKidz) . . .
. . . and The Night Before Christmas (Clement Moore/HarperChildren’s) were on the NY Times Best Seller lists.
. . . and The High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Food Cake (below).
Wait, wait…there’s MORE!
Following Richard Jesse Watson, there will be a panel of San Diego agents. What do literary agents look for? What not to do when submitting your work? What’s selling in today’s market? With many publishing houses not accepting unsolicited work, enlisting a knowledgeable agent with a proven track record is essential to a children’s book career.
The moderated panel will include:
Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary
Kristy King at Writer’s House
Natalie (Fischer) Lakosil at Bradford Literary
Sara Sciuto Full Circle Literary
Stephanie von Borstel at Full Circle Literary
Taylor Martindale at Full Circle Literary
Tip: If you are in the southern California region, consider coming down for the day via Amtrak. USD is a 5-minute cab ride from the Old Town Station.