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If you're interested in editing services, please send a query using the form to the right. In your query, include: A description of your project (genre, book format, page count, and 200-word summary) Tip: If you're new to writing for young people, refer to my tutorial, here, about Different Children's Book Formats to identify the book format for your project. The first 30 pagesof your novel (or the whole manuscript if it's a picture book) Exactly what service you are looking for (see Catalog of Services to learn about the different types of editing I offer) Your writing experience What your goal is for your manuscript (Is your goal to get published by a mainstream publisher? In this case, do you want me to tell you if I think there is little to no chance of this (even after revisions)? Or would you be content revising your manuscript to make it the best it can be, so that you can have a great book for yourself, your friends, and/or self-publishing?) I will respond with a quote within 24 hours. Feel free to contact me with questions before or after you decide to hire me, as well as after I've returned the work to you. You and I will decide together on a mutually agreeable deadline. I ask for the first half of my fee when you send the manuscript, and the second half within 24 hours of your receiving the work back from me. I reserve the right to decline a project. I look forward to working with you!
Summer I'm interested in middle grade, chapter books, and picture books including contemporary realism, magical realism, atypical thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, and scifi. Particular interest in stories with racially and culturally diverse characters.
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I write and illustrate children's stories and poems inspired by memories of my childhood in the Caribbean island of Trinidad; I write for adults as well. I'm also a Caribbean/Caribbean diasporachildren's literature specialist and curator of a monthly Publishing Perspectives interview series which can be found here.
Here are some books that I've had the pleasure of working on. More here.
In April 2015, I’ll be co-facilitating a creative writing workshop for children with award-winning children’s illustrator Colin Bootman as part of the Bocas Lit Fest Children’s Programme. I will also be reading my children’s poetry and story to young audiences at the National Library in Trinidad. Click here to view my schedule on the Bocas Lit fest website.