In the four years that I have been illustrating Fancy Nancy, I have had the opportunity to meet literally thousands of people who love children’s books, which is a real perk for me. I adore speaking to new people and swapping stories. And invariably, wherever I go, people tell me that they have written a children’s book, or they know someone who wants to be an illustrator, and they look to me for advice. Although I don’t have all the answers – everyone’s success story is different – I do have some basic tips and bits of advice for those of you who are interested in trying to get a children’s story published.
Recently, I had the great pleasure to meet Robin Preiss Glasser, mom of two and illustrator of the gorgeous best-selling children’s book series, Fancy Nancy. If you ever wonder how Robin got her start, then listen in to our interview at Blog Talk Radio. While she started out as a professional ballet dancer, at 30 years old Robin decided to make a major career change – enrolling in Parson’s School of Design so that she could become a children’s book illustrator.