How to be a Prolific Kidlit Writer

with Laura Gehl

Are you ready to be prolific?

Laura Gehl, author of more than 53 (and counting!) trade picture books, board books, and early readers will discuss strategies for becoming more prolific.

  • What role does your writing process play?
  • What role does your agent play?
  • What should you be thinking about when you are submitting to publishers and negotiating contracts?

Laura will answer all of these questions as well as offer advice on beating writer's block, guarding your writing time, pitching series, and more.

"Laura, this was absolutely wonderful. I can’t believe all of the info you provided. The fact that you discussed agents and contract clauses was amazing. "

- Valerie Bolling, author of Let's Dance, Together We Swim, and Ride, Roll, Run: Time for Fun

Your Instructor

Laura Gehl
Laura Gehl

Laura Gehl is the author of more than forty popular board books, picture books, and early readers. Her books include One Big Pair of Underwear, the Peep and Egg series, I Got a Chicken for My Birthday, My Pillow Keeps Moving, Except When They Don’t, Apple and Magnolia, Donut, and the Baby Scientist Series. Laura’s books have been translated into a variety of languages and have received numerous awards and honors, including Kirkus best picture books of the year selection, Junior Library Guild selection, Indie Next List, CCBC choices selection, ALA Notable selection, Booklist Editors’ Choice, Amazon Editors’ Choice, Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title, ILA Honor Book, and the Mathical Award. Laura lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her husband, four children, and large stash of dark chocolate. Visit her online at

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

"Thank you! This was wonderful with great information for pre- and published writers. Such helpful tips for working with agents!"

- Gretchen McClellan

"Yes, Laura, thank you for this incredible webinar...This has been absolutely wonderful and eye-opening!! It really made me feel more confident in my work towards writing and publishing."

- Jessica Milo

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