Myrna Foster

Use Mentor Texts to Write Chapter Books

Storyteller Academy student Vicky Fang shares how she studied mentor texts of chapter books from Scholastic Branches to write a chapter book series that later sold to Scholastic Branches.

Student Success Stories: Nadia Salomon

Storyteller Academy‚Äôs Myrna Foster interviews Nadia Salomon about the release of her debut picture book, Goodnight Ganesha. This post includes a book giveaway and highlights from Nadia’s book launch.

How to Find the Right Mentor

Storyteller Academy instructor and mentor Jim Averbeck explains how to find the right kind of mentor for your creative endeavors.

Get the Most From Your Critique Group

Storyteller Academy’s COO Amy Flynn, Kristy Nuttall, and Janet Johnson share tips on how to apply feedback you receive in your critique group.

Identify Obstacles to Find Success

Storyteller Academy students and instructors share the obstacles they’ve overcome to reach success as children’s book creators.

Julie Downing of Storyteller Academy

Instructor Stories: Julie Downing

Julie Downing, one of our Illustration instructors, shares how she set up her art studio to work without distraction. Book giveaway included!

Instructor Stories: Abi Cushman

Abi Cushman shows how to use die-cuts in picture books and board books. Abi is teaching workshops for two of Arree’s courses: Crafting Picture Book Stories and Making Picture Book Dummies. Book giveaway included!

Instructor Stories: Ken Lamug

Myrna introduces Ken Lamug as the instructor for Storyteller Academy’s upcoming course on graphic novels. Book giveaway included!

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