Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Getting a Picture Book Contract - and a Kill Fee by Patricia Keeler

This video seems strange because I'm telling this difficult story while boats and trucks are rumbling around me. But maybe the chaotic location is the right setting for talking about navigating the arena of children's books. I guess that's why I keep laughing.

I was getting cold so I had to go, but on my next blog I'll explain why getting fired changed my thinking and lead to a 2 picture book contract.

An image from DRUMBEAT IN OUR FEET, (Lee and Low Books), which lead me to my first fiction book contract.

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  1. Wow Patricia... what a struggle. I'm looking forward to reading about the silver lining.

  2. Glad to hear that you stuck up for yourself and your art rights and didn't just take the money. Can't wait to read about your next adventure in publishing and good luck with SCOOP.

  3. it was really hard to stop laughing hysterically at the fact that you started with..."I left the studio because there were too many noises"...and then every loud "city" noise possible became the backdrop for your video. But once I stopped laughing and got my asthma back in check, my heart went out to you for what you had to go through. Really a tough one Pat. Interested in the next installment. In the meantime... <3