Claire, let's start with a summary of Dinosaurs Love Underpants.
This book explains how dinosaurs became extinct. Basically they were all wiped out because of.....underpants!!!! Obviously this is a very serious book and not at all silly!!!
I began writing after joining a creative writing class over 15 years ago. I still go to the same class each week - it's a great place to share ideas and writing thoughts. I never planned to become a writer - it just happened by chance. I'm so glad it did.
I got published by perserverance. I sent lots and lots of story ideas to various publishers, and they were all rejected, but I got good feedback from the editors. I took note of what they said, and re-wrote accordingly. Eventually after nearly 2 years, my first picture book text was accepted.
I tried for an agent at first, but it is hard for an unpublished author to get representation. I now find I don't need an agent and prefer to work alone.
Which came first -- the print version of your book, or the electronic version?
Print came first - the e-book version was the result of the demands for new media versions.
Do you think e-publishing will eventually take over print publishing? Why or why not?
E-publishing is great - but it doesn't offer the hands on experince in my opinion.
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