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Hello, Ahna and Katherine,
Enjoying your blogs in general, but this particular one got me thinking: I loved them as a child when they were my best friends,
and I love reading them to my grandson (age 2 1/2) now. PICTURE BOOKS ROCK–sometimes literally, when we plop down in the rocking chair and open a book.
My standards for children’s lit are very high (once an English major, always an English major!), and over the years I have written
several stories that would have pleased my child-self and that I long to share now with children and their parents.
My ms, “My Mom, My Dream-Eyes, and Me,” is ready to submit, and Eerdmans is my choice. I know to mail it to the Acquisitions Editor, but shall I include a name as an “Attention” line?
Thanks for your guidance,
Hi, Cathy! Thanks for watching our videos and for loving picture books. Aren’t grandkids wonderful reading companions? I love seeing the tender moments between my parents and my nieces & nephews when they read a book together.
For your submission, we ask that you follow our guidelines here: http://www.eerdmans.com/Pages/YoungReaders/EBYR-Guidelines.aspx. No need to include a name on an “Attention” line; the manuscript will easily find its way to the right person.
Thanks for reading,