For my very first question I asked Kris Quinn Christopherson (see below for her bio info)
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Here's my question to Kris:
Why is it important to build your platform as a new author/illustrator? Can you tell us about the World of Ink Tour that you're involved with?
A very important question --- I will do my best to give an answer that fits into the ‘real world’ of writing/illustrating… from my little corner of the world!!
It is so important because there are many, many excellent stories, illustrations, books, novels, picture books, and poems out there and although there is room for more, as a new author/illustrator you have to enter the publishing world swinging!! Getting your stories and illustrations into the hands of readers is the goal, and in doing that you have to promote and build your skills. Getting your name out there, working on your writing/illustrations, and connecting with other writers/illustrators will only help you and enhance your craft.
World of Ink is a fantastic and fun vehicle to promote and to help writers and illustrators. It is under the Stories for Children Publishing umbrella and the founder VS Grenier. I am thrilled to be the Featured Guest Interviewer and a book reviewer for the online publication, Stories for Children Magazine. The World of Ink Network brings you blog tours, book trailers and shows on books, authors, illustrators, the publishing industry, marketing and much more. WOI aims to share resources that introduce tips, products and services to help strengthen, support, and challenge those who love writing and the written word. The hope is to bring not only authors, illustrators and publishing together, but also to help them reach their readership through an adventure in the World of Ink. http://worldofinknetwork.com/
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I appreciate you being here today Kris. Thank you so much for answering my Let's Ask question this week Kris..
Kris Quinn Christopherson is a wife, mother, children's literature lover and reviewer, writer, and proudly known as “Kris the Reader” through weekly story times in her community. A Southern-born girl who lives on a farm in the Midwest, she is raising confident readers who adore a good story, and working hard to create her own good stories. Kris is a book reviewer and featured guest interviewer for Stories for Children Publishing, LLC., and has edited and written for the National Military Family Association (NFMA) online publications. Her essays have appeared on iParenting.com, MOPS.org, and cribsheet, an online column from the Minneapolis Star Tribune.