Tara Lazar, "Time Flies: Down to the Last Minute" (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2022)


Today my incredible guest is the quirky, pun-derful, award-winning picture book author, Tara Lazar who is celebrating her dozenth (!) book, Time Flies: Down to the Last Minute
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2022). We talk about her path to success, her craft and her tips for aspiring writers (concentrate on the story, not the query letter; learn all about the craft, create dummy books, find critique partners who can teach you, make a digital note of all your ideas, never give up). Tara is also the creator and motivator of Storystorm, the highly successful free initiative in which authors come up with thirty story ideas throughout January.

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Mel Rosenberg

Mel Rosenberg is a professor emeritus of microbiology (Tel Aviv University) who fell in love with children's books as a small child in Ottawa and now writes his own. He is co-founder of Ourboox, a web platform with over 260,000 ebooks that allows anyone to create and share flipbooks comprising text, pictures and videos.

He is represented by the Liza Royce Agency.
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