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Online Summer Camp starts June 7th, 2020. It is a self-paced course with full access to the Writing Books for Children (for illustrators),  Illustrating Books for Children, and Getting Books for Children Pitch Ready Courses. Do the work. Make the time. Stay focused!


 Created by:  Kristen Balouch

  • I’m a children’s book author & illustrator (published since 1999) of over 8 award-winning children’s books.

  • I’ve worked with most of the major publishers.

  • I’ve loved and followed the industry for over 30 years.

  • I've taught Senior Computer Illustration and currently teach Illustration Business at Pratt Institute.

  • I’ve worked in-house as a marketing designer for Random House Children’s Books.