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Connect with Me!

See More stories by me, Angela Ferrari go to or check out my Amazon Author Page…

Subscribe to Story Spectacular on iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, TuneIn or wherever you get your podcasts!

Check Out my books, videos, and podcast at 

Email me at

Foster Creativity!!! (Podcast & Book Recommendations)

Read these Great Books:

Listen to Inspiring Podcasts:

Find a Critique Group

  • The Desk Drawer –Email based writing workshop, (larger groups)
  • Inked Voices –Find a small online group or workshop
  • Critique Circle – You earn critique “credits” based on how many other manuscripts you review.


  • Adobe Photoshop Elements – is an affordable software that is perfect for beginners. I have illustrated 7 books with this program.
  • Hire and Illustrator– Okay I’ll be honest. I am not sure on this one but I know my friend Eevi Jones has some pointers on this, so see more from her below…

Editing Help

  • Grammarly – for basic grammar and spelling.
  • Wordy – for copyediting services

Self Publishing Picture Books:

A MUST Read!!!


How to Self-Publish a Children’s Book by Eevi Jones

You guys, my girl Eevi Jones knows her stuff! Especially when it comes to understanding the online marketing of picture books. She provides you with all the tools to become a successful children’s book author in today’s world. I cannot recommend this book enough!!!

Eevi also provides in step by step details to writing and self-publishing children’s books and much much more. Check out all of her comprehensive author resources at

Create your Story with CreateSpace

I have used CreateSpace to self-publish all of my picture books. They are a division of Amazon & I love their POD model. It is a little tricky to figure out your first go around, but once you publish your first book and get the hang of things, you are gonna want to publish more and more! This service is a total game changer for authors. It is super affordable with high royalties and great options for ebooks, audio albums, videos etc…

Record your Stories!

Recording Software:

Audacity – free download for Mac & PCs

GarageBand – standard on most Macs

Collaborate in the Classroom with Soundtrapa collaborative online recording studio!

Check out my friend Audrey O’Clair– she is an education/literacy consultant who provides training for Soundtrap and other literacy technologies. Learn more at


If you are serious about becoming a children’s book author/illustrator, I highly recommend joining the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. They provide countless resources for every stage of the journey and connect you with other authors, illustrators agents and editors from all around the world.


Websites are a MUST!

Here is a guide to help you choose a web builder for your Author Website: The Best Website Builders

Find Your Marketing Mentors!


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Career Resources

More tips to help you become a professional writer

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