Jodell Sadler, Editorial Agent JCLA
KidLit College Founder
Pacing Guru, Art and Marketing Director, Designer
This class combines my MFA critical thesis, years of research and expert
editing techniques. Weekly webinars and lessons guides you to
re-engineer and do more with your picture book. This course takes you
from idea to polished manuscript, explores structure, and helps you get
on the page and create the stage that will help you hone in on what
editors and agents are looking for.
I will surprise you with Writing Tips, Great Market Advice, Live
Q&A, Information on Musicality of Language, Humor, Interactivity,
Engagement, How to Promote yourself as an illustrator or
author/illustrator, How/When to use Illo. Notes, and great moves that
will make your revisions fun. What more could you ask for?
This course compiles my MFA research study plus real publishing experience into a focused questions and lectures that will help you improve your picture books. This workshop will provide you with the tools, the re-imagining, positioning, polish, and insights you need to improve your work.
You will have access to me during this class, and you can explore all material, ask questions, and share with me interactively as you work. I also reserve the right to surprise you with books and bonuses at any time throughout this class.
You will be able ask specific questions about your projects and manuscripts as we discuss sections of your work, openings, characters, concepts, etc.
Are you ready to give your books a work out? Join me!
Have Qs? Contact me at [email protected]
Jodell Sadler has served as an art director, marketing consultant, senior designer before earning her MFA at Hamline University, where she focused on sharing her critical thesis project, PACING PICTURE BOOKS & BEYOND. She’s since worked as a professor, secondary Freshman & Senior English AP/Dual Credit teacher, and founded KidLit College, a webinar, classes & critique community for writers and illustrators.
Jodell teaches online and presents at conferences and events on pacing, and writes and presents with Writer’s Digest University. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and passionate about helping writers and illustrators advance their careers.
Recent titles range from board books to teen titles: IF ANIMALS SAID I LOVE YOU by Ann Whitford Paul; SNOW BEAST and DOG ADOPTION DAY by Phil Gosier; HEDGEHOG’S 100th DAY OF SCHOOL by Lynne Marie; MR. McGINTY’S MONARCHS by Linda Vander Heyden; BRUNHILDA’S BACKWARDS Day by Shawna J.C. Tenney; FARAWAY FRIENDS by Russ Cox, and middle grade series: FRIDAY BARNES, illustrated by Phil Gosier; PUPPY PIRATES, illustrated by Russ Cox, and middle grade nonfiction titles: BOLD WOMEN OF MEDICINE: 21 Stories of Astounding Discoveries, Daring Surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs by Susan M. Latta, among others.
Jodell is looking to add picture book, graphic novel, and middle grade author/illustrators to her list. She’s looking for fiction and nonfiction with humor and heart. She enjoys books that emotionally connect, provide reader interaction. Fresh voice and concept is best in board books, picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade projects (illustrated and graphic), especially those that incorporate nature, wildlife, cultural experiences, contemporary challenges or mystery, as well as biographies that celebrate the difference one person has made in the world.