You did a wonderful job this past year as the FAPA President. To be honest, associations like this have been known to come across as “snooty.” This entire FAPA board has been helpful, informative and very welcoming when I attend the conferences. Your pictures show you having fun! I will continue my membership because of this.
I sincerely thank you, specifically, for all you’ve done for my author and publishing career.
I never anticipated my life taking the path of a writer/publisher which eventually turned into a small business for me. I will always be grateful to, Jane Wood and Frances Keiser, for all they’ve done and who eventually introduced me to you.
I’m a FAPA member and award winner per your suggestion to join. The inspiring recommendations and suggestions, (the networking) you’ve offered such as, school info for presenting my children’s books, award submissions, Bookbaby.com for eFormatting, and especially my wonderful editor, Jennifer Thomas, who did a great job editing, The Lost Twin have been spot on. You offer great advice through your own experiences, and I can’t thank you enough.”
—D. W. Harper, Author of The Lost Twinn, Jace’s Adventures, and LOVE, GREED and LIE$
With this lighthearted story, children will relate to Jilli and the silly things she does, while parents will appreciate the humor behind these happenings. Jillian Wallaby is always doing silly things and her mom is always letting her know, exclaiming “Jilli, that’s silly!” at the silly things her daughter does. Finally, her mom realizes that she isn’t being silly after all—she’s just being a girl. Also featured is a book talk to engage children in discussion, imagination, and perception.
Jilli, That’s Silly! A Story About Being a Girl is part of our Summer Reading List for Students! Purchase your own or check the book out at the local library. If it’s not available at the library, request it be added.
Jilli, That’s Silly! A Story About Being a Girl written by Christa Carpenter, illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams, and edited by Jennifer Thomas.
Professional editors are much like professional illustrators. Each wants a book to reflect his/her personal style and attention to detail. Working as a team from start to finish, creates a cohesive project. Illustrators must acknowledge editors input as the reader’s perspective.
A professional editor has his/her own pricing structure and should commit from first edit to press proofing. Editors assist with: page count, layout recommendations, proofing, and of course text edits. Professional editing services are well worth the investment!
As an illustrator, demand the final edit before beginning illustrations. Have authors write a brief description of how they envision each page. Illustrators write a description of how you envision each page. From these written ideas a storyboard is created through words, rather than hours of drawing time. Thus minimizing sketch time and optimizing illustration time.