Do you want to make a lasting & positive impact on young minds…whilst making an extra income too?

Then the Purposeful Picture Books programme is for you.

In this course, I’ll take you through the process of creating your very own picture book. From initial idea, to writing, the story arc, characters, the plot, and working with an illustrator. The great thing about picture books is that there is no rigid ‘blueprint’, but I hope with advice and guidance you’ll be able to understand what it takes to write a great story and create your own picture book for young readers (and let’s face it, adults love them too!)

There has never been a better time than now…

✔ As the wifi connection has been increasing, human connection has been decreasing, more than ever we need to encourage children to put down their screens and enjoy the simplicity of stories.

✔ It has never been easier to access millions of people all over the world, we have the ability to create a ripple effect of joy for young children, teaching our little learners all about the world around them.

✔ To be able to make an additional income, whilst making a difference is available to us all, we just need to find the courage to give ourselves permission to follow our dreams. The UK children’s fiction market share for 2021 has been reported as £733m, this is the reward for bringing magic to our small peoples lives.

You are feeling a mixture of overwhelmed and excited… I get it!

✒ You are struggling with where to begin.

✒ You are afraid of getting it wrong, or missing out important steps.

✒ You are feeling so stuck that you think your children’s book may never happen, but it’s a dream you really want to make happen!

✒ Are you just going around in circles without any specific, actionable direction that leads you to getting your book in children’s hands.

You can do it!

✔ I have so many things to share with you, that are going to give you confidence and clarity, while giving children lots of joy and life lessons.

✔ I am going to guide you through it, so no questions go unanswered, and so that you are encouraged and supported throughout your learning.

✔ You aren’t alone, you can lean into other aspiring children’s authors experiencing the same creative and engaging process.

Meet your tutor, Abigail

Abigail is also a mum of three avid little  readers, Ted aged 10 (The world’s number one David Walliams fan!) Polly, aged 3 (“I want my Potty” is still going strong 35 years later in this house!) and Bobby aged 1, (Currently obsessing over the Gruffalo board book with felt flaps!)

Abigail Horne has always been passionate about the arts, particularly reading & creative writing. She trained in self-publishing & marketing, before working with over 450 authors on their book publishing projects. Abigail is highly experienced in Partnership Publishing, employing a team of thirteen of the best publishing professionals within the industry. Abigail has written her own bestselling book, “Your Story Starts Here”, and has articles in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur & Investor and Marie Claire as well as being a columnist for three national magazines.

What’s included?

Here is a peak at some of the course teachings I will personally be delivering to you:

Your Dream Bonus Sessions

I am so excited to be bringing you bonus teachings from the following guest experts just to add the cherry on top!

Ask the Editor Q&A –  Deanne Adams

Let’s make sure you write a GREAT picture book.

#1 Bestselling Children’s Author & PR Specialist – Nicola Rowley.

Find out the insider children’s publishing and PR secrets.

Illustrator & Designer – Esme Talbot

Bringing your characters to life!

Join a passionate group of aspiring authors

The community of authors you will be entering will keep you accountable to the writing your very own Picture Book. During the eight weeks, you spend together; you will find one another a great source of feedback, Insight and encouragement. The collaborations and friendships formed will be invaluable.

Within Authors & Co’s Purposeful Picture Books Programme –  you’ll get regular attention and guidance from Abigail, plus access to an elite team of some of the best publishing minds we will be inviting in to join you.

Your investment


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