PiBoIdMo 2014 Registration: Sign-up Here!

It’s November, time for PiBoIdMo!

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

Registration for PiBoIdMo 2014 is open! Let’s go!!!


But wait!

First, let’s review our guest blogger line-up, shall we?



These authors, illustrators and picture book professionals will provide daily doses of inspiration to help you along on your 30-day idea journey this November.

And don’t forget—there’s Pre-PiBo beginning tomorrow, to get you organized and ready. And then in early December, there’s Post-PiBo to help you organize and prioritize your ideas.

Participants who register for PiBoIdMo and complete the 30-idea challenge will be eligible for prizes, including signed picture books, original art, critiques, Skype sessions and feedback from one of eleven picture book agents. This year’s agents are:

  • Heather Alexander, Pippin Properties
  • Stephen Fraser, Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
  • Kirsten Hall, Catbird Agency
  • Susan Hawk, The Bent Agency
  • Tricia Lawrence, Erin Murphy Literary Agency
  • Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency
  • Rachel Orr, Prospect Agency
  • Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency
  • Jodell Sadler…

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Oliver, Oliver…..

I am a huge fan of the musical “Oliver!”. I kept hearing the words to the soundtrack as I painted this. My biggest challenge was emptying my mind of how the characters looked in the movie and using Dickens’ descriptions and my imagination to make them my own.  more “Oliver Twist” to come, perhaps the Sowerberrys….

"Please sir, I want some more." Oliver Twist
“Please sir, I want some more.” Oliver Twist