Talk: Picture Book publication
Follow a picture book from concept, through various drafts pre-and post-agent. Find out what can happen in the run up to acquisitions and after, comparing initial drafts to published texts – a behind the scenes look at the process people don’t usually see.
Clare Helen Welsh is a former primary school teacher and mental health champion, turned children’s writer. She is delighted that her books mean she can continue to inspire children to love language, themselves and the world around them. Clare’s picture book publishers include Little Tiger Press, Quarto, Pan Macmillan, Andersen Press and Nosy Crow. Clare also writes early readers for Ladybird, Schofield and Sims, Collins Big Cat and Maverick Books. When Clare isn’t fulfilling her dream of writing for children, she is helping aspiring writers do the same. Clare was WriteMentor Writer-in-Residence for Picture books in 2021 and is a WriteMentor course tutor and mentor.