|The Final Trial, a middle grade novel|
by Kelley Armstrong, a NYT bestselling author
and one of Brian's students
Writing for Children and for Young Adults
~ The world’s hottest market
With Eve Adler
~ Literary agent with Red Fox Literary
Saturday, October 28, 2023
1:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom and accessible wherever there’s Internet
If you want to write the next best-selling children’s books or just want to create stories for your own kids, this workshop is for you. Learn how to write stories kids and young adults will love and find out what you need to know to sell your book. This is your chance to speak with someone within a publishing company in a small group setting and to pull back the curtain and see how it all works. Be sure to bring your questions – we'll have lots of time for interaction.
Special option: Participants are invited to submit the opening couple pages (first 500 words) of your children’s book or young adult novel (or up to 800 words if that gets you to the end of your picture book or to the end of your first chapter). Email your pages to me prior to our workshop. Eve and I will publicly critique about half a dozen submissions so everyone can see what works, what doesn’t, and how to improve your story-telling. If you’re not currently working on a children’s story, don’t worry, we’ll get you started! ~Brian
Guest speaker Eve Adler is a literary agent with Red Fox Literary, a California-based agency, with eight agents, all specializing in representing children’s authors and illustrators, board books and picture books through to young adult.
Eve worked as an editor for over 16 years before becoming an agent. She edited books mostly for ages 0–12 at Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Union Square Kids, including a NY Book Show Merit award winner, New York Times Bestseller, an Amazon Best Book of the Year, a Sydney Taylor Notable Picture Book, and many titles that garnered starred reviews.
Eve is building her list with authors and illustrators of board books, picture books, early readers, and chapter books. She’s drawn to stories that make kids feel comforted, loved, and understood; to diverse voices; to ideas that break the mold; to projects that meet kids where they are developmentally; and to books that expand kids’ worlds while helping them understand their own.
After years of working in-house, Eve loves how agenting offers the ability to discover talent anywhere, to develop ideas with authors and illustrators, and to find the right home for projects, whether at big or small publishers. She's looking forward to being an advisor and cheerleader for clients throughout their careers, and is eager to find new talent!
Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor, author, and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers and is the author of a children’s version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Tribute Publishing Inc). But his proudest boast is that he’s has helped many of his students get published.
Read reviews of Brian’s classes and workshops here.
Fee: $45.13 + 13% hst = $51 paid in advance by mail or Interac
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