Discover the secrets of crafting a picture book that kids will ask for again and again.
Ages 14 and up are welcome.
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Jolie Stekly has worked with experts in the children’s publishing industry for 20 years as a writer, freelance editor, instructor, coach, and consultant. Recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Member of the Year award, she presents the orientation for first-time attendees at the annual conference and is the former regional advisor in Western Washington. With a master’s degree in teaching, she teaches writing classes to both pre-published and published writers of books for kids and teens, including a picture book course offered by the UW Certificate in Writing Program. Learn more at joliestekly.com and follow her on Instagram and Twitter (@cuppajolie).