Looking for Suggestions

Ladies and Gentlemen I am here to ask for your help, your advice…your suggestions. You see, I’ve decided to at least one Video blog (vlog) post a week IF I can come up with enough topics to cover. Right now I have maybe 3 video ideas…2 of them are me reading from my own books or my Dad’s books, and one is an interview with Dad about his work and what he’s trying to do with his writing. I think they’re great but….

That’s where you all come in! Do you have any topics you think I should cover? Any questions to ask me? Any vague ideas about a video I could do?? Lay it on me! I am open for ideas! If you think your idea may be better as a written topic…well I need some of those too! Just let me know what you think and I’ll give it a whirl.

I’m looking forward to hearing all of your marvelously wonderful ideas…and all the rest of them too! While you guys are off thinking them up, I’ll be over here watching Kids Netflix with my Monkey and working on crossing things off this forever to do list. ToDoist.com (great place by the way) keeps sending me e-mails reminding me that I have over due goals 😐

This week I’m going to finish up a month long freelance contract (hopefully get another one!), work with the Monkey on getting used to her Chore Chart, put the picture book all together and ready for action, finish the 1st/2nd drafts of Dragons in the Deep, finish organizing the bedroom/sewing room/sitting room space, and hopefully make you guys a smashing video! What are you up to?

On a side note – I’ve been on SnapChat for less than 24 hours now and I’m already sick of seeing my own face. This app sounds fun, and is for a minute or two, but then it isn’t anymore. I don’t know, maybe my selfie game just isn’t strong enough. :/

I hope to talk to you guys soon, I’m off to catch some gold doubloons! Have a great week!

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Ok, I have a HUGE question for my published author friends/followers/random readers…I am currently searching for an agent and I have picture books, leveled readers (science/reading early literacy…k-2) picture books, middle grade fantasy, YA fantasy books, a couple of early adult (high school/college age aimed basically), and some short stories/poems…a few them self published. I know that you should only query one project at a time…

So, here is my question: Should I just be concentrating on finding an agent for 1 previously unpublished work (most likely a picture book/leveled reader), or should I try to find someone who looks for children’s/fantasy/YA/Middle/etc.

And when I do write that query letter, should I include the information that I self published through Createspace (though I would like to rework those projects and try to traditionally publish them…Middle Grade readers want to take AR tests after all) or should I just leave that part alone until a future date?

I haven’t had much luck with traditional route before and have been self-publishing with my Dad for a few years now, but am wanting to find a way to get some of my work into schools and school libraries.

Any advice or notes are appreciated!