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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
About DebbieGetting Into The BizStaying In The BizInquiries about guest posts, reviews etc.

Q. Where can I find your press kit with book covers, headshot photos and bio?

Q. How do you pronounce your last name? What are your pronouns?

Q. Where do you get your ideas?

Q. Where were you born?

Q. How can I get your autograph? How do I get a signed bookplate?

Q. How did you get started in the children’s book industry?

Q. How do I book you for a school visit or other event?

Q. How do I hire you to illustrate my book or do some art for me?

Q. Will you donate art or a book to a good cause? Or do a free visit with my students? It would mean so much to them.

Q. Where can I buy your art / cards / prints / bibliophile jewelry?

**Also see my Resources For Book Creators for templates, how-to advice and more.

Q. Where can I find your free Picture Books 101 online posts?

Q. Any advice for someone who wants to write or illustrate children’s books someday?

Q. How do I get started as a children’s book illustrator?

Q. I just finished writing my picture book story. What should I do next? How do I find an illustrator?

Q. Where should I send my story? How can I get my story in front of an editor? Do I need an agent? How do I get an agent?

Q. Do I need to paginate my picture book when submitting it?

Q. Why do publishers keep the author and illustrator apart during the creative process?

Q. How many rejections is typical before getting my first book contract? I’m considering giving up.

Q. May I offer your readers a guest post / infographic?

Q. May I use/share your art?

Q. Will you help me promote my book on your Bookstagram? Or interview me on your Inkygirl blog? May I send you a copy of my book for review?

Q. Will you help me promote my upcoming in-person event?

Q. Will you help me promote my upcoming virtual event?

Q. I am a children’s book publicist. May I put you on my mailing list?

Q. I am a children’s book creator. May I put you on my mailing list?

Q. I notice that you wrote a blog post about xxx. I happen to have a great online resource related to xxx. Could you please update your post to include my resource?

Your FAQ used to have so much more information! Where is it?


Debbie is currently available for virtual visits. Her presentations and workshops can be adjusted to suit all age levels, from kindergarten to college students to educators and other professionals.