Author Archives: Lisa Bullard

About Lisa Bullard

children's book writer, book promoter, writing teacher, writer in the schools, mentor, author of Get Started in Writing for Children

New Year Cheer!

Happy 2017! We hope that you’re planning to set off some creative fireworks in the year ahead as you continue to pursue your writing dreams! For anyone interested in some help with kicking off the year, we still have some specially … Continue reading

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Is Self-Publishing for You?

Mentors for Rent clients often ask us if self-publishing is a good idea. The truth is, the answer depends on many different factors. We can provide lots of advice about this step, but whether it’s a “good idea” for you … Continue reading

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Thank You!

Laura and I had an especially emotional Mentors for Rent session this week. A client trusted us with a manuscript based on a wrenching personal experience, and before the session was finished, we were all searching for tissues. I hope … Continue reading

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Sam World

My sister-in-law recently asked me to dig around to find this photo I took of her four kids soon after my niece Laura was born. Looking at it again reminded me of a classic comment made by Sam—that funny little … Continue reading

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Reaching out to Educators

I’ve found over the years that many of the writers I meet share a common way of thinking and speaking about books. It’s really easy, therefore, to fall into the habit of marketing my own books to other writers. After … Continue reading

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Surprise!

I did my first school visits of 2016 the week before last, and I loved the chance to reconnect with kids in the classroom. How can you beat moments such as when I was talking to a group of 5th … Continue reading

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Your Best Foot Forward

The first major children’s book writing conference I attended was the SCBWI national conference in California. I think it might have been 2002, so it’s been awhile and the details are a bit murky. But I remember that one of … Continue reading

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Going Backwards to Move Forward

10, 9, 8…. Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that we count backwards when we’re anticipating an exciting moment—like a rocket launch, or the New Year’s Eve ball drop? We’re counting down the last few days of … Continue reading

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A Storybook Ending

In the summer of 2000, I accepted a job as interim executive director for a small publisher. I’d been working in publishing for almost fifteen years at that point, and the job seemed like an interesting next step on my … Continue reading

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