One Thing Can Elevate a Picture Book From "Meh" to "Great".

And You're About to Learn It.

Think about the picture books that have truly touched you and the children in your life. Now think about what they have in common.

It's "the X factor", the magic ingredient that makes an editor take notice, stops an agent in her tracks and makes a delighted child say "Read it Again!"

What if you had this magic ingredient at your fingertips, ready to sprinkle it throughout your next picture book manuscript?

How different would your writing career be?

The "X factor" that makes a picture book timeless and memorable is emotion.

Picture book authors with the ability to connect on a heart-to-heart level with their readers are a rare breed.

And picture book authors who can actually teach other writers how to connect emotionally with readers?

Well, we only know of one.

And she'll be teaching you on August 25.

Pat Zietlow Miller

Thanks to her remarkable ability to imbue her work with emotion, compassion and heart, Pat Zietlow Miller has made a huge splash in the picture book world, with 11 books currently in print and 9 more under contract.

Her first book, Sophie's Squash, won the Golden Kite Award for best picture book text. It also won an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor, a Charlotte Zolotow Honor and a Crystal Kite Award.

Her most recent title, Be Kind, spent 10 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and garnered glowing reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal and many others.

We are thrilled to present this live interactive session with a writer who truly has the "X factor" when it comes to creating memorable and powerful picture books.


Tuesday, August 25

From the comfort of your home 

  • 5 pm (Pacific)
  • 6 pm (Mountain)
  • 7 pm (Central)
  • 8 pm (Eastern)
  • Midnight UTC


Tuesday, August 25 (with on-demand replay):

Bestselling Picture Book Author Pat Zietlow Miller Teaches You How To Add Emotion, Compassion & Heart to Every Picture Book You Write

"Heart is one of the most important factors when I evaluate a picture book. What is the book putting into the world? What will it leave kids mulling over after they read it? What will it inspire them to do?"

Sarah Jane Abbott, Editor at Simon and Schuster

On August 25, join Pat for a ninety minute session (with lifetime on-demand video replay and an exclusive PDF handout packed with useful info) that will help you add real emotion and connection to your picture book manuscripts.

In this comprehensive class you'll learn:

  • What is emotional impact?
  • Why is it important in picture books?
  • Why the current global climate is leading editors to seek emotional and compassionate picture books.
  • Pat's techniques for finding the emotion that already exists in your story concept.
  • Pat's powerful techniques for adding sincere emotion and heart throughout your text.

You'll also get a full PDF handout to accompany the session, that includes:

  • A full review of Pat's favorite techniques.
  • An extensive reading list of picture books with real emotional impact.

Plus, Pat will provide her exclusive insight and answer all your questions in a live Q&A session.

This is a rare chance to learn directly from a master at adding emotion, heart and compassion to picture book manuscripts.

This session is pure instruction, it's complete (nothing more to buy afterward) and nothing additional will be sold. 

Your purchase includes a PDF takeaway and lifetime access to the video replay.


The cost for everything is just $47! A small investment for something that can truly change the course of your picture book writing career.

Please note — this special price is only for folks who register now. Once the class takes place and the recording is put up for sale to everyone else, the price will go up to $67. 

Even if you can't make it live, buying now will lock you in for the lifetime replay at this one-time-only price.

Reserve your $47 spot now by clicking below:

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