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Kit and Caboodle: Crafting Irresistible Picture Books From Idea to Query

  • 13 May 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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Kit and Caboodle:
Crafting Irresistible Picture Books From Idea to Query

with Deborah Halverson

Award-winning author and freelance editor Deborah Halverson’s three-hour workshop teaches the features of irresistible picture books and strong query letters and elevator pitches. Attendees will put pen-to-paper during the workshop, applying the learned techniques to their work-in-progress picture book manuscript(s) or to brainstorm a new project, and crafting a pitch and query letter. Current Works in Progress NOT required for attendance.

NOTE: This workshop will be hosted over Zoom. Attendees will receive the link once they register for this event. 



DEBORAH HALVERSON is the award-winning author of Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies and Writing New Adult Fiction, as well as numerous teen novels, books in a series for struggling readers, and a picture book. Formerly an editor at Harcourt Children's Books and now a freelance editor specializing in picture books and Young Adult/Middle Grade fiction and nonfiction, Deborah has been working with authors—bestsellers, veterans, debut, and aspiring—for twenty-five years. She is also the founder of the popular writers’ advice site and serves on the advisory board for the UC San Diego Extension “Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating” certificate program. / Connect with Deborah on your social media platforms:

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