Our next #ConnectChat, "Breaking into Writing for Children and Families,” will feature Karl Beckstrand, an award-winning author of 15 multicultural books and more than 40 ebook titles (reviews by Kirkus, School Library Journal, The Horn Book blog, ForeWord Reviews).
Raised in San Jose, CA, he has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APU, and a broadcast & film certificate from Film A. Academy. Since 2004 he has run Premio Publishing. A college media instructor, Beckstrand contrasts traditional with digital book publishing. He has presented to Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, libraries, festivals, and schools.
Beckstrand's nationally lauded ebook mysteries, nonfiction, ESL/ELL Spanish/bilingual books, YA stories, wordless books, and kid’s picture book app feature ethnically diverse characters of color—and usually end with a twist. His multicultural work has appeared in: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Border’s Books, Costco, Deseret Book, iBooks, The Children’s Miracle Network, LDS Film Festival, U.S. Congressional Record, Papercrafts Magazine, and various broadcasts. premiopublishing.com, FB, Twitter, karlbeckstrand.com
Karl will be discussing how to find story ideas for children, writing for a multicultural audience, getting your book published, promoted and out to the masses as well as differences between writing for adults and younger audiences.
The chat will take place Tuesday, July 12 from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT.
Of course, you can also ask your question live during the chat. To help you keep track of the conversation, we’ll use the #connectchat hashtag. Please use that hashtag if you are tweeting a question or participating in the chat.
If you can't make it to the chat, don't worry -- a transcript will be provided on ProfNet Connect the next day.
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