“This loving picture book about a young Malaysian boy who defies gender expectations will make hearts warm and stomachs hungry. With beautifully vibrant illustrations of a traditional nyonya kitchen, Boys Don’t Fry is a heartfelt celebration of family, culture, and traditions—both old and new.” Author’s name: Kimberly Lee Illustrator’s name: Charlene Chua  Other book titles: What if?Continue reading “TAKE 5 WITH KIMBERLY LEE”


Author’s name: Anita Crawford Clark Illustrator’s name: Anita Crawford Clark Other book titles:Not yet announced What is your upcoming book title? Old to Joy Date of release: September 5, 2023 Preorder or Order link:    http://www.oldtojoybook.com Publisher: Gnome Road Publishing Agent: Unagented Agency:N/A Hometown: Sacramento, CA 1. What are 5 things you want people toContinue reading “TAKE 5: ANITA CRAWFORD CLARK”

Where to Find Ideas for Picture Books

Picture books are a wonderful medium for telling stories, conveying information, and sparking the imagination of young readers. However, coming up with ideas for picture books can be challenging, even for experienced writers and illustrators. If you’re struggling to come up with ideas for your next picture book, here are some helpful tips and resourcesContinue reading “Where to Find Ideas for Picture Books”


One of my goals for 2023 is to start a feature called TAKE 5, where I interview authors with quick questions about their books, writing process, and tips. It’s a win/win situation. They get free publicity for their book with the almost 7,000 followers I have on socials, and I gain subscribers to this websiteContinue reading “GOALS!”

How I Got My Agent: A Story of ALMOSTS

I have an agent, and the way this came about is a headscratcher. Keep reading, and you’ll see why. First, let’s start with the contest, #moodpitch. It was a new Twitter pitch contest that no one knew anything about. For two years, I participated in every pitch contest out there, and now there was aContinue reading “How I Got My Agent: A Story of ALMOSTS”


by Becky Walker 150 words The flower garden looked charming in Spring, but looks can be deceiving. “Get off my trellis, you annoying weed!” Ruby Rose shouted at the Lantanas.  “You’re jealous the butterflies like us best,” snapped Lenny Lantana. Each flower mingled only with its own kind. “Quit blocking my sun,” griped Petunia atContinue reading “CHAOS IN THE FLOWER GARDEN”


By: Becky Walker Genre: PB 200 words Kailei Pew’s Kids’ Choice KidLit Writing Contest Entry Brad and Jill had no idea their new house had secrets. “What’s that?” asked Jill.  “Looks like a treasure map,” said Brad. The map read:  Like adventure?  Head to the library.  Find a book with an X on the spine. Continue reading “THE SECRET ROOM”

The Wisecracker Family

by Becky Walker 149 words “Tomorrow is the first day of spring, little ones,” said Mama Bird. “And you know what that means…” “No clue. I’m a spring chicken. You have to cut me a little slack, chickadee!”chirped Zazu. “I’ll wing it…bet it has something to do with cleaning,” squawked Tweety. “You quack me up…IContinue reading “The Wisecracker Family”

Pandemic: We Will All Be Changed

Every single day is just like the one before. We’ve been social distancing for eight months now. Eight months we’ll never get back, but eight months that we have survived this horrific pandemic, which is more than some. This pandemic has been a blessing and a curse, just like in Charles Dicken’s A Tale ofContinue reading “Pandemic: We Will All Be Changed”