I’m Carla, I’m a mom of a 3-year-old, a former fashion stylist, a former portrait photographer, and am currently throwing myself headfirst into writing picture books.
I’m new to the game but I’m not messing around!
I (try, at least) to write PBs that are funny, taut, and utterly unique.
I’m obsessed with Ezra Jack Keats and Mac Barnett.
I like picture books that are simple and perfect like little jewels. I like new ideas. I like a bit of darkness. I like people who don’t talk down to kids. I like progressive values. I like jokes!
Non-PB genres (I just don’t have time)
When Delia was a little girl, she was given a strange-looking stuffed panda.
By the end of this book, her panda will be lost and will never come back.
But she doesn’t know that yet.
“What shall we name him?” asked Delia’s daddy.
She took a moment to think. “Ummm….”
“Ok, then it’s settled” said Daddy. “We’ll name him Um.”
And it was a good, strange name for a good, strange panda.
A Panda who is going to disappear.
I have three or four other PBs in revision, and a list a mile long of other ideas!
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!