The Chapter Book Alchemist
Interactive E-Course for Writers from Beginners to Experts
Write a Chapter Book for Kids in Just 5 Weeks
Co-taught by former comedian and award-winning chapter book author Hillary Homzie, whose books are being made into Hollywood productions, and award-winning former
kid lit prof Dr. Mira Reisberg, plus guest webinar literary agent Sean McCarthy and other
possible industry guests, this is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity!!
Over Five Glorious Weeks We Will Help You:
- Become a better writer and/or illustrator
- Open doors to new publishing opportunities in a less competitive but needed genre
- Write a chapter book in 5 weeks
- Join a phenomenally supportive community of complete beginners to multi-award winners
- Participate in an in-course talent search with the opportunity for TEN winners to win a golden ticket to submit their work to an editor or agent
Hillary has published both tween and chapter book novels including the comedic chapter book series Alien Clones From Outer Space (S&S), which is currently being made into an animated television series. During the summers, she teaches in the graduate program in children’s writing at Hollins University. She is also a former sketch comedy performer.
Dr. Mira Reisberg
Dr. Mira Reisberg is a multi-published award-winning children's book illustrator and author whose books have sold over 600,000 copies. She has worked as an art director, editor, designer, university professor teaching kid lit writing and illustrating courses as well as teacher ed, and as a literary agent. She has a PhD in Education and Cultural Studies with a focus on children's literature.
Mandy Yates is a school reading specialist and with both regular teaching credentials and an MFA in Writing Children's Literature is Mira's 'right hand woman'.
Dr. Mira Reisberg
Testimonials from Chapter Book Alchemist Graduates
Some of the Many Wonderful Comments from Chapter Book Alchemist Students:
The chapter book course is a must for anyone interested in writing for children. Every week you are exposed to information about the industry, the craft of writing, and professional advice and opinions. And for illustrators like me, there are also videos and lessons about illustrating for chapter books, too! There are so many opportunities to have questions answered, get inspired by others, and receive critiques to make your story the best it can be. Between the webinars, the daily lessons, the suggested activities, the critique groups, and the interactive facebook page, you are getting far more for your money than you could have possibly imagined. - Angela Padron
This course has been more helpful than I would have imagined. I have taken writing courses on-line before and believe me there is a lot more content and interaction in this one. The promises are all true and then some. The extras as far as interviews and interaction with other professionals are well worth the money. Classmates are friendly and from all over the globe. Having only written picture books before going into chapter books was a bit scary at first, but the encouragement and guidance helped tremendously. If you have a story floating around in your head, now is the time to get it out there on paper. You never know till you try it. ~ Irene Bouchard
I have really enjoyed being a part of the chapter book course. I must admit, I had not written in over two years, but thanks to your course and the wonderful gals that are a part of my critique group, I feel MOTIVATED to write again! I'm learning so much! I LOVE your information, especially the simple to follow exercises. They have really given me guidelines and structure for my writing! ~ Joyce Evans
The Children's Book Academy Chapter Book Course is phenomenal. Not only have I learned the tools for creating a compelling chapter book, but I've also gained knowledge about the industry and insight into illustrating. The content of the course is rich, the critique groups are supportive and the teachers are responsive and helpful. I wrote an entire chapter book in the first four weeks of the course and I couldn't be more thrilled! ~ Kirstine Erikson Call- See more at: http://www.childrensbookacademy.com/the-chapter-book-alchemist.html#sthash.cd8yMHiF.dpuf