Friday, August 9, 2019

Crafting Chapter Book Series with Debbi Michiko Florence

Debbi's four book series
with Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Debbi Michiko Florence writes chapter books and gave the audience salient tips on what to consider as they seek to craft their own series.

She shared her experience crafting her trade series centered on Jasmine Toguchi, an eight-year old Japanese American girl, as well as her two work-for-hire early chapter book seriesMy Furry Foster Family as well as Dorothy and Toto.

Some of her tips to remember:

Remember that some children reading these books are reading independently for the first time.

Have a character that feels real to young readers

Chapter books range from leveled readers for ages 4-6 up to middle grade novels for ages 8-12. Know the audience you write for and the word count in each.
Debbi describing her journey to becoming
a published author for children

For more information on Debbi and her books, follow her on Twitter or visit her website

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