Want to be a children’s author? Here’s what you need to know

How to be a children's author: 7 things you must know
Posted on April 6, 2022

So you want to be a children’s author?

Before I became a children’s author, I think, like most people, I thought it was just a matter of writing a children’s book.

Write a great book and, voila!, you’re a children’s author.

And it’s true. But also not true.


You don’t know what you don’t know

I think back on myself in those months before Race To The End Of The World came out and I blush for 2014 Allison.

I. Knew. Nothing.

And so I learnt how to be a children’s author the hard way. Because, you know what? It’s not easy.

I’ve been lucky, though.

First, I’ve had the benefit of learning from my immediate experience in publishing eight books and the generosity of my circle of children’s author friends.

But, through seven years’ hard work on So You Want To Be A Writer podcast, four years of running the Your Kid’s Next Read community AND nearly a year of creating the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast, I’ve been drowning immersed in the children’s publishing industry.

This year, I’m looking at new ways to share what I know and I’m thrilled to be launching a practical video presentation for aspiring and early career children’s authors.


7 things you must know to be a children’s author

Created with award-winning, bestselling author Sue Whiting, the one-hour video presentation is called ‘7 things children’s authors must know’ and is full of the kind of practical knowledge, insider tips and useful information that are usually hard-won through experience.

Plus, there’s a downloadable cheatsheet to help keep you on track.

All for $14.99 (AUD)

You can find out more about the course and buy it here. 

Sue and I hope you love it!

And stand by for further announcements about Creative Coaching Sessions or my brand-new online Write With Allison Tait community, both coming soon! Sign up for my newsletter for an exclusive launch discount.


Allison Tait how to be a children's authorAre you new here? Welcome to my blog! I’m Allison Tait, aka A.L. Tait, and I’m the author of middle-grade series, The Mapmaker Chronicles, The Ateban Cipher, and the Maven & Reeve Mysteries.

You can find out more about me here, and more about my books here.



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