I am the Publisher and Creative Director at Ripple Grove Press, an award-winning, independent, family-owned picture book publishing company that I started with my wife. Since I began building my skills and experience in publishing, I have read hundreds of picture books and thousands of submissions. I have a passion for well-told and beautifully illustrated picture books. I write, hike, play ukulele, and publish books. I am also on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publishers Association. And recently, I was named co-honoree for the 2019 PW Star Watch.
What I do:
If you have an idea and don’t know where to start, I can help.
If you’re in the process of writing or illustrating a children’s picture book and need navigation through stormy waters, I can help.
If you want to create a picture book dummy and don’t know where to start, I can help.
If you’re wondering if you should be submitting to traditional publishers or go the self-publishing route, I can help.
If you’re stuck on what to say in your query letter, I can help.
If you’re confused about the ins and outs of the industry, I can help.
Children’s picture books should be honest, fun, and beautiful.
I can help you make your story be honest, fun, and beautiful.
Ghost Writing for Picture Books
Workshops on Picture Books and Publishing.
Click here to read essays I’ve written about publishing.