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Path to Publication: Minefield or Mentored

No matter where you are on the path to publication, you probably have questions - but getting honest answers is a challenge. I'll share strategies that worked for me, tips and techniques from my picture book writing toolbox, and a boatload of encouragement and inspiration.

Vivian Kirkfield

45 Minute Program



My son gave me a very unusual birthday present when I turned 64 - he took me skydiving. And when my feet touched the ground, I knew if I could jump out of a perfectly good airplane, I could do anything. The very next year, I jumped into writing books for children. I'll share the steps I took - the 5 P's - and provide suggestions based on my experiences working with editors, resources that will help you move forward with your manuscripts, and enough inspiration to fuel your dreams and build them into reality.

About the Author

Writer for children—reader forever…that’s Vivian Kirkfield in five words. Her books include Pippa’s Passover Plate, Sweet Dreams, Sarah, Four Otters Toboggan: An Animal Counting Book, and Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe.

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