"Writing for Children Live," by Kim Taylor-DiLeva

If you are, or ever have been, an aspiring children’s book author, then like me, you’ve had times when you’ve either been closed out of great conferences, had to travel great distances to hear from experts in the field, or spent a lot of money on fees and travel.

I was a frustrated, but very motivated, aspiring children’s book author, who decided to do something about it.  Having been an aspiring children’s book author for a very long time (on and off for 12 years) and having made the decision to finally devote my free time and career to doing what I really loved (writing for children), I needed education and training from the best, experienced children’s book authors available.  So in an effort to help other aspiring, frustrated, and motivated aspiring children’s book authors (and myself), I began Writing for Children Live.   

Writing for Children Live is a website where you can learn from the best experts in the field of writing childrens' books, from the comfort of your own home, through FREE, LIVE teleconference calls and webinars.  No fees, no travel.  You can listen in on your phone or via your computer.  If for some reason you can't make the call or webinar at the time and date it is scheduled for, there is no need to worry.  A replay of the call/webinar will be made available for your convenience FREE for 24 hours following the live call. So no getting closed out, either. 

If you miss the replay of your favorite, author, agent or publisher, or if you heard the call, but wish you could hear it again, and again, for all of the great information and tips, all calls will be made available to purchase on an MP3 download (after the 24 hour free replay).  All webinars will also be available to purchase, so that you can watch it as many times as you want to. 

My favorite quote from the movie Field of Dreams is “If you build it, they will come.”  So when I decided to start Writing for Children Live, I thought that if this website was meant to be, the speakers will come.  You can imagine the THRILL I had when the first author to submit a proposal to speak on Writing for Children Live was the one and only, Newbery Honor Award Winner, Marion Dane Bauer!

I can’t wait to host Marion Dane Bauer’s teleconference call and webinar in September and am so tremendously excited about hosting all of the other great authors that are coming this fall:  Angela Morrison, Susan Shaw, John Micklos, Jr. and K. M. Walton.  Even more great authors are coming this Winter and Spring (you won’t want to miss my interview on writing coming this spring with Ella Enchanted’s author Gail Carson Levine!!!)

To get notified of how you can access upcoming author presentations, visit http://www.writingforchildrenlive.com

Thank you so very much to Mayra Calvani for allowing me to be a guest blogger this week on her blog and giving me the opportunity to share the information about this great opportunity with all of you!!! 


Mayra Calvani said…
It's awesome having you here today to talk about Writing for Children Live, Kim!

What a wonderful opportunity for children's writers. I'm sure going to spread the word about this and sign up for your notifications.

Susan Hornbach said…
Sounds great! I'll be there.
Hi Mayra and Kim, this sounds really good. I look forward to it and shared it with my CB Crit group.
Anonymous said…
looks like there are some really awesome events coming up through Writing For Children Live! Thank you so much for sharing :-)
Unknown said…
As a follower of your blog, Mayra, I'm so excited to be a part of your blog today!!! Thank you so much for having me! I really look forward to meeting some more of your followers on our teleconferences and webinars at Writing for Children Live!
Suzanne said…
This sounds wonderful. Thanks for this and I'm looking forward to the conferences.
Karen Cioffi said…
Wow! Great lineup of children's authors. I'll be signing up.
Tracy Campbell said…
Kim's teleseminar's are wonderful!