Contacts for Writers

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is the professional organization that most dedicated children's book authors and illustrators belong to. Their website is:

Rick Walton is the author of over sixty books for children. His works include joke books, picture books, a collection of poetry, activity books, mini-mysteries, and educational software. He has mentored many budding children's book authors. I count myself as one of those fortunate people. For a list of his books and more information about Rick go to:

Kristyn Crow is the author of five picture books, and is another mentor of mine. Her website is at:

Harold Underdown, author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Publishing Children's Books, has a wonderfully informative website about writing, illustrating and publishing children's books. The website is called The Purple Crayon and can be found at:

Anastasia Suen is a wonderful resource for educators who want to write for children. Her website is at:

Mary Kole is a children's book agent that has a blog at with great information for writers.