Friday, April 30, 2010


Little did I know when I wrote the last post what would happen within a couple of days. The post ended with "It will come" meaning a book contract. It came! Wednesday night after a day of being out of pocket, I opened my emails about 10 p.m. and found a contract for my children's book HOW THE WEST WAS DRAWN - COWBOY CHARLIE'S ART. My first book contract!

Now I face a few weeks of filling out forms and a deadline of June 25th. I'll post the kinds of things you need to know once you receive a contract as a first time book author. You can begin the process before you receive a contract and be ahead of the game.

First off - keep a current list of all your magazine, etc. publications with article titles and dates published. I have a partial one but now need to update it.

Writer Kathryn Lay wrote a small book available from her web site called "The Organized Writer" is a Selling Writer. Find her at She also has an interesting blog.


  1. This is such awesome news. I can't wait to read more about your publishing journey as you share more here on your blog.

    You worked hard for this.
    Who's the next artist you'll write about?

  3. Kerrie, thanks. Helen, I'll think about doing Remmington.