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Artist Showcase: Rosemarie Gillen ~ Children’s Illustrator and Book Designer

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Illustrator and book designer Rosemarie Gillen visits Inkspokes today, bringing with her sparkly, imaginative pieces from her portfolio of children’s illustrations. With a mix of approachable characters, creative compositions and that dash of fun, Rosemarie Gillen creates illustrations that appeal to young readers. There’s color, action, and characters with expressions that evoke every bit of incredulity, wonder,…

Book Whisperers: Creating a Social Media Plan ~ Practical Steps

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Ask the Book Whisperers | March 2017Rona Gofstein and Mellisa Sherlin are best-selling authors who write but also understand the business of writing. Founders of the Writers Business School, the two are book whisperers of sorts. They teach authors about the business of books. In this column, Ask the Book Whisperers: Business Tips for Authors, Rona…

Book Whisperers: Basics of Creating a Social Media Plan

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Ask the Book WhisperersRona Gofstein and Mellisa Sherlin are best-selling authors who write but also understand the business of writing. Founders of the Writers Business School, the two are book whisperers of sorts. They teach authors about the business of books. In this column, Ask the Book Whisperers: Business Tips for Authors, Rona and Mellisa answer…

Artist Showcase: Kellie Nicely ~ Children’s Illustrator and Artist

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Artist Kellie Nicely visits Inkspokes today, bringing with her an illustration for Chinese New Year, pieces from her Travel illustration series and other artwork from her children’s illustration portfolio. Kellie Nicely creates these beautifully brilliant illustration series that she has been showcasing on social media. The series have a common theme, like her travel series or 100 days…

Book Whisperers: Never Sell Again ~ The Power of Platform

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Rona Gofstein and Mellisa Sherlin are best-selling authors who write but also understand the business of writing. Founders of the Writers Business School, the two are book whisperers of sorts. They teach authors about the business of books. In this column, Ask the Book Whisperers: Business Tips for Authors, Rona and Mellisa answer questions or address…

Artist Showcase: Charlene Chua ~ Illustrator of Akilak’s Adventure

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Illustrator Charlene Chua visits Inkspokes today, bringing with her illustrations that capture moments of adventure and wonder: a red balloon in Chinatown, a bird’s eye view of a walk in autumn, a little girl embarking on a journey in the far north. Award winning illustrator Charlene Chua recently illustrated the children’s book, Akilak’s Adventure, a…

Writers Roundtable: Don Corris, Author of Marvin the Muddy Hippo

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Don Corris is an independent children’s book author based in Cardiff, Wales in the U.K. He first started writing stories, he tells us, for his daughters. From stories about Marvin the Hippopotamus to others about Curly the Octopus, Don Corris’ stories come from a place that seeks to amuse, delight and perhaps instill a bit…

Artist Showcase: Rowena Aitken ~ Children’s Book Illustrator

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Children’s book illustrator Rowena Aitken visits Inkspokes today, bringing with her some quirky animals: a unicorn, a cat, a red squirrel, some chickens. A graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Rowena Aitken is a children’s book illustrator with a penchant for drawing fun and quirky characters and animals. Are you looking…

Book Whisperers: 5 Business Skill Sets for Successful Book Sales

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Rona Gofstein and Mellisa Sherlin are best-selling authors who write but also understand the business of writing. Founders of the Writers Business School, the two are book whisperers of sorts. They teach authors about the business of books. In this column, Ask the Book Whisperers: Business Tips for Authors, Rona and Mellisa answer questions or address…