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You have a story to tell.

You have one (or a million!) story ideas that continue to pester you. You think, "Someday I'll write this into a children's book."

Maybe someday is today.

What We Offer

Courses

Select your courses based on your specific creative needs and enjoy lifetime access.

Membership

Unlimited access to our full library of courses. Everything you need to know at your fingertips.

Coaching

Take your storytelling to the next level with a direct coaching from an industry professional.

All the courses. In your time. On your terms.

With Makers Plus, you have access to our courses 24/7 for the duration of your membership.

Your Story Coaches

Published professionals help you achieve your creative goals

Arree Chung

Award-winning author/illustrator of Mixed and the founder of Storyteller Academy.

Jim Averbeck

Author/illustrator. His first book, In a Blue Room, was a Charlotte Zolotow Honor book.

Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Illustrator of around 90 children's books who is dedicated to including children of all ethnic backgrounds in her stories and artwork.

Julie Downing

Award-winning author/illustrator noted for her jewel-like illustrations. She has illustrated over 50 picture books.

Laurie Keller

Award-winning author/illustrator of 2017 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for We Are Growing and many picture books.

Member Success Stories

Every student follows his/her own path to "Yes!" Explore their journeys to success.

Nadia Salomon

Author, Goodnight Ganesha

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Todd Sturgell

Author/Illustrator, Except Antartica

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Laurie Elmquist

Author, City Baby

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Katy Tanis

Illustrator, I Am The Jungle

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Lily LaMotte

Author, Measuring Up

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Julianne Winter

Author/Illustrator, Tales of Whimsy

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Member Success Stories

Every student follows his/her own path to "Yes!" Explore their journeys to success.

Lily LaMotte

Author, Measuring Up

READ STORY

Julianne Winter

Author/Illustrator, Tales of Whimsy

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Laurie Elmquist

Author, City Baby

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Katy Tanis

Illustrator, I Am The Jungle

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Nadia Salomon

Author, Goodnight Ganesha

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Todd Sturgell

Author/Illustrator, Except Antartica

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Everyone has a story to tell.

"Storyteller Academy has given me the confidence to pursue my dreams even when I thought they were impossible. Also, my critique group is an amazing rag-tag group of authors/ illustrators that I adore.”

Tracy Ramey

Author

“Thanks to Storyteller Academy, a group of really nice people with differing backgrounds but similar heartfelt aspirations meets twice a month to share stories. Using principles of Storyteller courses, our writing is progressing and we appreciate belonging to Storyteller Academy!”

Cindy Leopold-Ritsko
Author/Illustrator

“I am very privileged to have worked with amazing authors for my illustrative projects. Doing Storyteller academy has been my highlight – learning a lot from all the classes and fellow friends here who have the same struggles and joy as me.”

 Lisa Wee
Author/Illustrator

"Storyteller Academy has given me the confidence to pursue my dreams even when I thought they were impossible. Also, my critique group is an amazing rag-tag group of authors/ illustrators that I adore.”

Tracy Ramey

Author

“Thanks to Storyteller Academy, a group of really nice people with differing backgrounds but similar heartfelt aspirations meets twice a month to share stories. Using principles of Storyteller courses, our writing is progressing and we appreciate belonging to Storyteller Academy!”

Cindy Leopold-Ritsko
Author/Illustrator

“I am very privileged to have worked with amazing authors for my illustrative projects. Doing Storyteller academy has been my highlight – learning a lot from all the classes and fellow friends here who have the same struggles and joy as me.”

 Lisa Wee
Author/Illustrator

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YOUR STORY COACHES

Published Professionals Help You Achieve Your Creative Goals
Arree Chung
Author, Illustrator & Entrepreneur
Jim Averbeck
Author & Illustrator
Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Author, Illustrator &
Musician
Ariel Richardson
Editor at Chronicle Books
Melissa Manlove
Editor at Chronicle Books

PUBLISHED BOOKS

Our Award Winning Books

OUR PUBLISHERS

free guideS

Storytelling Guide for Picture Books

If you have story ideas and want to learn how to make a picture book, click below!

Free Guide: How to Draw and Invent

Learn how to draw and invent out of your imagination. This step-by-step guide makes drawing simple, easy and fun.

Submission Ready?

Get Ariel's and Melissa's (editors at Chronicle Books) submission checklist so that you can query with confidence!
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