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 named co-honoree for the 2019 PW Star Watch.
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.
I believe children’s picture books should be honest, fun, and beautiful.
I can help you make your story be honest, fun, and beautiful.
Other services: Ghost Writing, School Visits and Workshops on Picture Books and Publishing.
Click here to read essays I’ve written about publishing.