• Do You Dream of Writing a Children's Book or Young Adult Novel?
  • Do You Wonder Whether Your Manuscript is "Submission Ready"?
  • Would You Like to Book and Deliver A+ Author Visits in Schools?

EmmaHAMILTONMeet Best-Selling Children’s Book Author / Award-Winning Editor 

EMMA WALTON HAMILTON

Emma is the co-author of 25+ children’s books with her mother, Julie Andrews, including a number of New York Times best-sellers, such as:

* The Very Fairy Princess (#1 New York Times Bestselling Series) *The Dumpy The Dump Truck series *Simeon’s Gift *The Great American Mousical *THANKS TO YOU – Wisdom From Mother And Child (#1 New York Times Bestseller)

JulEm7_20Emma teaches children’s book writing at the graduate level for Stony Brook University and directs their Southampton Children’s Literature Fellows program.  She also serves as Editorial Director for The Julie Andrews Collection publishing program (HarperCollins and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), and is an award-winning freelance children’s book editor. She is also the creator of the acclaimed Just Write Children's Books home-study courses in writing picture books, chapter books, and middle grade and young adult novels, as well as other invaluable resources for children's book authors with respect to writing, revising, and submitting children's books for publication, as well as doing school author visits.


Emma's Courses & Resources for Children's Book Authors

Emma's Just Write Children's Books writing courses are fun, focused and comprehensive. No busywork - just outstanding instruction and insight from a professional author, editor and coach who is plugged in to the contemporary children’s book scene and dedicated to the craft of writing for young people.

Simple, authoritative and affordable, the Just Write Children's Books courses will bring you from idea to submission-ready manuscript in a matter of weeks!

Just Write For Kids (Picture Books)

Header-Kids-Books-FINALEmma's home study course in writing picture books has helped hundreds of would-be children's authors fulfill their dream of writing children's picture books. Just Write for Kids will teach you the fundamental aspects of writing for preschoolers and elementary school-aged children, including:

  • How and where to find ideas
  • Developing characters, mapping a plot and identifying themes
  • Writing engaging narrative, effective dialogue, and successful beginnings, middles and endings
  • Special issues such as anthropomorphism, verse vs. prose and word play
  • How to edit your manuscript.... and more!

To learn more or purchase Just Write for Kids, visit the Sales Page

Just Write for Middle Grade

Header-Middle-Grade-FINALEmma's home-study course in writing chapter books and middle grade fiction will help you:

  1. Learn the fundamental aspects of writing chapter books and middle grade novels.
  2. Write a complete, submission-worthy chapter book or middle grade novel, and
  3. Be on your way to submitting your manuscript to agents and publishers!

To learn more or to purchase Just Write for Middle Grade, visit the Sales Page.

Just Write for Young Adults

Header-Young-Adults-FINALEmma's home-study course in writing young adult fiction will help you:

  1. Learn the fundamental aspects of writing young adult fiction.
  2. Write a complete, submission-worthy young adult novel, and
  3. Be on your way to submitting your manuscript to agents and publishers!

To learn more or to purchase Just Write for Young Adults visit the Sales Page.


"Editor in a Box" 6-Step Revision Kits

Everything you need to get your picture book, chapter book, middle grade or YA novel into submission-ready shape. Before you hire a freelance editor, before you submit to an agent or publisher, put your manuscript through a soup-to-nuts revision process that will give you the tools and the confidence to make it sparkle!

Editor in a Box for Picture Books

EIB-PB WideEverything you need to revise and edit your picture book manuscript with confidence, including...

  • A 6-step revision process for picture books
  • Lists of overused and unnecessary words, basic grammar and punctuation rules and commonly made errors
  • Manuscript formatting guidelines
  • Freelance Editors and Manuscript Submission Guides
  • ...and More!

To learn more or to purchase Editor in a Box for Picture Books visit the Sales Page.

Editor in a Box for Chapter Books & Novels

EIB-CBN WideEverything you need to revise and edit your manuscript, including...

  • A 6-step revision process for chapter books & novels
  • Lists of overused and unnecessary words, basic grammar and punctuation rules and commonly made errors
  • Manuscript formatting guidelines
  • Freelance Editors and Manuscript Submission Guides
  • ...and More!

To learn more or purchase Editor in a Box for Chapter Books & Novels, visit the Sales Page.


NEW! School Visit Wizard

Wizard Banner Wide v2.6Are you a children's book author interested in doing school visits? This brand-new kit provides all the resources, tools and tips you need to cultivate, book, plan and present stellar school visits, including...

  • Customizable Author Visit Packet - checklists, time lines, sample letters of agreement, book order forms, promotional materials, media releases and more
  • Establishing Your Rates
  • How and Where to Cultivate Bookings
  • Classroom Presentation Suggestions for Elementary, Middle and High School Students
  • Dos and Donts
  • Answers to FAQ's
  • Virtual (Skype, FaceTime, etc.) Visits

.... and More! Click here to learn more or purchase: SCHOOL VISIT WIZARD

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