Yes, we plan to resume in-person monthly meetings in September. RMMWA will host its first hybrid chapter meeting on September 9—in-person at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) at 290 Speer Blvd in Denver, and via Zoom at your place. Our guest speaker will be award-winning author, Fleur Bradley, who will present Kidlit 101.
To attend in person, please see the link below for payment.
To accommodate our Zoom attendees, we’ve rearranged our typical schedule. The meeting at CADA will start at 6:15 p.m. (MT) with drinks and networking, and dinner will be served at 6:30. Zoom attendees may sign on shortly before 7:00, which is when we’ll begin Introductions and Member News. Members will receive the link and password by email, groups.io, and our newsletter. Non-members, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request access.
- 6:15 Networking and drinks
- 6:30 Dinner
- 7:00 Introductions and Member News—Zoom attendees may sign on shortly before
- 7:30 Mystery Minute
- 7:40 Program
by Fleur Bradley
So you have this great book idea for kids… But is it a picture book, middle-grade, or YA—and what do all those terms even mean?
Whether you’re a new writer or an experienced author interested dipping your toe in the growing Kidlit market, author Fleur Bradley will explain the ins and outs, how to write for kids (like how to format a picture book, word count and content for each segment), and what to understand about marketing to the young set, from practical experience.
This is an in-depth A-to-Z look at the Kidlit market, from writing to publishing.
Fleur Bradley has loved puzzles and mysteries ever since she first discovered Agatha Christie novels. She’s the author of many short mysteries and mysteries for kids, including Midnight at the Barclay Hotel (Viking Children’s) and the Double Vision trilogy (as F.T. Bradley, Harper Children’s). Midnight at the Barclay Hotel was nominated for the Reading the West, Agatha and Anthony Awards, and recently won the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award and the Colorado Book Award.
Fleur’s story The Perfect Alibi appears in Mystery Writers of America’s middle-grade anthology Super Puzzletastic Mysteries, edited by Chris Grabenstein. She regularly does author school and virtual visits, as well as librarian and educator conference talks on reaching reluctant readers. Originally from the Netherlands, she now lives in Colorado with her family, and entirely too many rescue animals. Find out more about Fleur at www.ftbradley.com