7 Things children’s authors MUST know


Whether you’re writing your first children’s book, have your first children’s book coming out, or you’re still dreaming about one day seeing your book on the shelves, this one-hour presentation will save you time, stress and heartache.

Initially prepared for a writers’ festival, this intimate and expert chat is full of the insert secrets you need to know to establish a career as a children’s author.

Pull up a chair with two of Australia’s most experienced and respected children’s authors for the practical tips and advice you MUST know if you want to be a children’s author.


What you'll learn

  • Exactly what a children's book is (and what it isn't)
  • How to decide what to write
  • How to tap into your 'inner child'
  • How to prepare for a successful author talk
  • How to juggle author life and create a career
  • how to promote your work
  • How to find your writing tribe
  • The one thing no one tells you about being a children's author before you begin

You will be able to watch the presentation as many times as you like plus you will get a cheat sheet to help keep you on track afterwards.

Additional information

What to expect

This one-hour presentation is a recorded Zoom chat between Allison Tait and Sue Whiting. Allison and Sue are both experienced and respected Australian authors who share their best-kept tips and advice for children's authors, along with their own hard-won experiences and anecdotes.

It's a personal and intimate discussion between friends who also happen to be bestselling authors with wide-ranging experience across the publishing industry. These are the insights you only get by 'picking the brains' of people who know.

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