In this episode, two veteran kidlit authors will share their best self-editing tips to help you get your manuscripts submission-ready.


Jean Daigneau has been published in the adult and children’s newspaper and magazine markets, including Highlights for Children and Fun for Kidz, and has sold educational testing material, craft ideas, and greeting card text. Her work has appeared in the Guide to Literary Agents and Children’s Writers and Illustrators Market.


Her book, Code Cracking for Kids: Secret Communications throughout History with 21 Codes and Ciphers, was published in October 2020 by Chicago Review Press. Her next book with that publisher, Ellis Island and Immigration for Kids, is scheduled for December 2021 release.


Gloria Adams spent most of her career as a children’s librarian and storyteller. She has been published in various books and magazines and wrote her picture book, Ah-Choo! with co-author Lana Wayne Koehler (Sterling Children’s Books, March, 2016)


Gloria has written three non-fiction books on contract for Rosen, Enslow, and Greenhaven Press and published fourteen books through her independent publishing company, Slanted Ink.






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