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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Once a book is written, edited and published, the work is by no means complete. Authors have to be very resourceful in how they promote their work. This doesn’t have to be a burden. Some parts of self-promotion can be quite enjoyable. For example, a children’s author can visit schools and libraries to connect with their potential audience: the young readers. This can include a presentation on what it means to be an author, what the author enjoys writing about, where the author gets ideas, how the author creates believable characters and how they choose character names, and the importance of doing research, especially for historical and highly scientific or technical stories. It can also include a reading. Some interesting games, like word searches, all based on the author’s books, can also attract the potential young reader’s attention.
There are considerable opportunities in every community which are great venues for sharing one’s writing passion with young readers. As Simon Rose discusses in his book, School and Library Visits for Authors and Illustrators, the need to connect with one’s readers can be a satisfying undertaking. In today’s wonderful high-tech world, there is also the option of connecting virtually with one’s readers. As well as visits and readings, both live and virtual, authors can offer workshops for young readers/writers to inspire them with both their reading and their creative writing ideas. Simon leads the writer through all the possibilities and options and ways to optimize each potential interaction with young readers, be it in a school, a library or virtually. A very useful guide.