📚🎧Hopeful Rejections, 20 Years on Submission & Accountability To Your Dreams📚🎧

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Join us as we take a trip down memory lane with Corey Finkle, the author of picture books, Your Future is Bright and Pop’s Perfect Present. From finding your writing community, the power of small but meaningful interactions at conferences and conventions, and seeing the value of every draft, we explore how Corey went from persevering writer to successful published author.

Corey Finkle says: 
I wrote my first book as a senior project, spent ten years tinkering with and pitching it, and finally put it aside after I realized it wasn’t actually very good at all. These days, I would never let anyone read it (though, if asked, I MIGHT let them look at some of the lyrics for the musical adaptation I wrote*).

I sold my first book, YOUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT, almost 20 years to the day after completing that senior project. My second book, POP’S PERFECT PRESENT, came out almost exactly two years after that.

Both books are with Holt/Macmillan.

When not working on my next book, I spend my time writing business-y words for companies, spending time with my wife and two kids, or collecting t-shirts from unusual or lesser-known sports teams. 
*Yes, I really did that.