Your Pony Book (Picture Know-how Series)
Mistakes are a natural side-effect of doing something new. If you want to avoid them, the best method is to avoid new things completely. That's what may happen to you if you share your every picture: even when filling a page in your sketchbook with studies of a hand, you'll only choose the easy poses you feel comfortable with. It just feels scary that your fans could see a bad drawing of yours!
Your Pony Book (Picture know-how series)
Maybe you're not the best artist, but there are some things you're quite good at. For example, people love your ponies. Every time you post a pony you get a lot of positive comments; it's very nice. You used to draw other things, too, but nobody reacted to them at all, so you stopped.
Picture a librarian on horseback hauling books over the rugged terrain of Kentucky coal country in the 1930s. The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, take us there. This is part of their new series, "The Keepers."
For horse-loving fans of the Magic Tree House series, Stallion by Starlight is the perfect two-fer. In this book, part of the Magic Tree House Merlin Mission series, Jack and Annie find themselves traveling through time on a quest from Merlin, and find themselves meeting Alexander the Great and a wild black stallion.
My Little Pony illustrated picture books (licensed by Hasbro) are storybooks based on the show, featuring original artwork, and published by Little, Brown and Company, Golden Books, or Tammi. Compared to the series' chapter books, they are released infrequently and marketed toward younger readers.
While getting a book signed by A. K. Yearling, Rainbow Dash runs into her old Speedster Flight Camp instructor, Puddle Jump. He quickly reveals that he's been struggling to get his students excited about reading and asks Rainbow Dash if she would come mentor his fillies at Flight Camp for the day. Rainbow Dash is thrilled by the challenge and decides to bring along the biggest reader she knows, Twilight Sparkle. Together they encourage the fillies to dive into reading, but quickly realize that everypony's interests are unique. Can they find the perfect book for everyfilly?"
Lauren Tarshis is the author of the New York Times bestselling I SURVIVED series which tells stories of young people and their resilience and strength in the midst of unimaginable disasters. Lauren has brought her signature warmth and exhausive research to topics such as the September 11 attacks, the destruction of Pompeii, Hurricane Katrina, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, among others. Lauren lives in Westport, Connecticut. In addition to writing the I SURVIVED books, Lauren is the editor of Storyworks magazine.
Than, you for posting your advice. I'm a big fan and I've been reading your books for years with my brothers. I was sad to miss you at Dragonsteel but was very pleased to discover there the beautifully illustrated edition of the Farseer trilogy. I am rereading the series again and it feels like a warm reunion with friends. Thank you for writing!
I don't know if you read these comments or not, I just wanted to tell you how much I admire your writing. Your empathy for the human condition lends so much depth to your characters. I only just discovered you in the past couple years or right when I needed your catalog of work the most. I hope that with the popularity of your books and the interest streaming services have in producing high quality fantasy content that we can see your work on the small screen soon.
If you never published another book, I would consider your books to be a spectacular life's work. That being said, when you casually say that you organized the first 100 pages of a new book, I won't deny that I did a happy dance. Thank you so much for the hours and days and weeks of living in your world(s).
The idea of "you're a writer, of you have a pocket book..." and the sentiment of "while others are... you are writing" rung something in me. It's the simplest things and times I overlook that may have the greatest impact on my ability to create. Thank you for your insight!