New Book Empowers Aspiring Writers to Complete a Children's Book in 7 Weeks

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Successful children's book authors Shirley Ray Redmond and Jennifer McKerley guide writers through the creative process in engaging, easy-to-follow steps.

Fulfill your dream of writing a children's book.

Today is the day. Start here. Right now

"Now is the time for you to take action and fulfill your dream." These words of wisdom from Shirley Raye Redmond and Jennifer McKerley capture the spirit of their latest project, Write a Marketable Children's Book in 7 Weeks. This week-by-week guide inspires writers to craft a children's book and get the attention of editors who receive thousands of submissions each month. As the authors remind us, "You don't find the time to write a book. You MAKE the time."

With a user-friendly tone, Write a Marketable Children's Book in 7 Weeks provides writers with helpful techniques and insider information from the book's accomplished authors. By working two hours a day for seven weeks, writers can craft a marketable book while learning each facet of the process, including character and plot development, manuscript format, market analysis, and the importance of hooking readers and editors. Redmond and McKerly's tips are useful for a range of children's book types, from picture books and readers to chapter books and middle grade fiction or nonfiction.

Write a Marketable Children's Book in 7 Weeks can be purchased through Redmond and McKerley's website:, and through

About the Authors:
Shirley Raye Redmond is an award-winning writer who has sold more than 26 books and over 450 magazine and newspaper articles. Her children's book, Pigeon Hero! published by Simon and Schuster, won an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award in 2004. When not engaged in the writing process, Redmond is a frequent conference speaker.

Jennifer McKerley's book, Amazing Armadillos (Random House), was the 2010 Winner for Young Readers Book in the New Mexico Book Awards. It was also named one of the best children's books of 2010 by Bank Street College of Education. Picture Window Books published her fiction titles, ages 4-8: There Goes Turtle's Hat and Rules of the Net. She has written four books for the Gale-Cengage Monster Series, ages 9-12: Goblins, The Kraken, Hydra, and Swamp Monsters. Her young adult titles, Football (Science Behind Sports) and Egyptian Mythology, are due for release in 2012 by Lucent Books.

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