My name is Michele, and yes, that’s probably my pile of books spilling over into everything and getting into your way. I’ve been an editor working in nonfiction book publishing for children and adults for over a decade, currently with Penguin Group USA/DK Publishing (but the opinions expressed on this blog are my own). I also work with some amazing nonprofit organizations that specialize in literacy–check out the links below for more information.

But the purpose of this blog is to chronicle one of the hardest things I’ve ever attempted to do–write and illustrate a picture book. I’ve edited some fiction in the past, and published a few nonfiction books, but the world of children’s fiction is entirely new to me. I’m approaching agents and editors from the other side of the desk this time, and I’m more than a little curious to see how it turns out.