A Picture Book author and two publishing professionals analyse Picture Book spreads written and volunteered by you, our WOWCON writers, sharing their advice and editing processes.
*You will be asked to volunteer 1st spreads by the 19th July, 2021. The form will be on your confirmation email when you book on.
Clare Helen Welsh is a picture book author, writing tutor and WriteMentor Hub‘s Picture Book Writer-in-Residence 2021. She loves dreaming up stories for young readers and their families to enjoy, be that fictional, non-fiction or a blend of both. For many years she was a primary school teacher, which ignited her love of storytelling, reading and role-play. Clare lives in Devon with her husband, two children and her dog, Hope. When she isn’t imagining new worlds and creating characters, she enjoys walking on the beach and in the countryside, taking lots of inspiration from the natural world.
Alice Williams set up her agency in 2018 after representing children’s books for over ten years at David Higham Associates. She’s a passionate champion of the writers and illustrators she works with. She welcomes submissions from writers for young people of all ages – picture book to YA, including non-fiction – and illustrators of picture books and young fiction.
Tegen Evans edits and writes picture books and non-fiction at Nosy Crow. She loves laugh-out-loud comic capers, lyrical stories that make you feel something important, ingenious twists or magical page-turn moments, clever new approaches to familiar themes, and books that help children to understand the world around them.