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Re: Online courses on childrens chapter book writing and picture book writing arti-sonthalia Education and Services Today at 01:07 AM
Re: PB Query critique Debbie Vilardi Agents, Markets, & Querying Yesterday at 06:12 PM
Re: My Upper MG novel has found a home! Mrs. Jones Good News! Yesterday at 06:14 AM
Re: Book Birthday Jennylynnpease Good News! April 13, 2024, 06:24 PM
Re: Desperate for publisher for my first book Jennylynnpease Picture Books (PB) April 13, 2024, 06:19 PM
PB Query critique AndyC Agents, Markets, & Querying April 13, 2024, 03:54 PM
Re: Desperate for publisher for my first book dewsanddamps Picture Books (PB) April 13, 2024, 02:18 PM
Re: Desperate for publisher for my first book Debbie Vilardi Picture Books (PB) April 12, 2024, 07:37 PM
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Desperate for publisher for my first book kaylagarcia950 Picture Books (PB) April 12, 2024, 10:29 AM
Re: What Did You Blog About Today? Sue Ford All About Blogging April 11, 2024, 09:04 PM
Re: If a picture book is in first person, does the main character need a name? JulieM Picture Books (PB) April 11, 2024, 04:11 PM
Re: If a picture book is in first person, does the main character need a name? Pons Picture Books (PB) April 11, 2024, 11:15 AM
Re: What Did You Blog About Today? Vijaya All About Blogging April 11, 2024, 09:13 AM
MOVED: Custom Made Plush Dolls David Wright Picture Books (PB) April 11, 2024, 05:43 AM
Re: If a picture book is in first person, does the main character need a name? deborah-fukuda Picture Books (PB) April 10, 2024, 07:44 PM
Custom Made Plush Dolls deborah-fukuda Research April 10, 2024, 07:40 PM

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