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Lou Carter

February 2019

Studied the Writing for Children course

Lou CarterMy road to becoming a published picture book author has been a long but enjoyable one. I first fell in love with picture books when I began my career as a primary school teacher at the age of 22.

I started writing just for fun but later decided to have a proper crack at it. And so I enrolled with The Writers Bureau in 2009 and completed the Writing For Children course. The modules we covered were fantastic as I was forced to have a go at writing in multiple genres, of which several were outside my comfort zone. It helped me to pinpoint my strengths, weaknesses and preferences.

After completing the course I began writing as much as I could and in 2014 I was finally signed by my agent and within two months I had a contract with Bloomsbury. To date I have nine picture book contracts all at various stages of publication. There Is No Dragon In This Story (Bloomsbury) and Pirate Stew (Orchard) both published last summer and Oscar The Hungry Unicorn (Orchard) is due to be released on Sept 20th 2018.

 

 

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