It Takes a Village

Podcast episode: 105

Becky Grace - MA Publishing

Join me, Becky Grace, and children’s author Gianna Pollero, the genius behind the hilariously funny Monster Doughnuts series, as we discuss what it takes to be a children’s author. Drawing on writer and editor Susan Greenberg’s study on editing and the relationships within that process, we take you from agent to editor to illustrator, to find out how that team can bring your story from concept to printed book.

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Duration: 00:05:52

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Vera’s Song by Victor Lundberg


Clark, G.N. and Phillips, A. (2020) Inside book publishing. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 

Greenberg, S. (2018) Poetics of editingProQuest Ebook Central. PALGRAVE MACMILLAN. Available at: (Accessed: 01 November 2023). 

Klein, C.B. (2016) The magic words: Writing great books for children and young adults. New York: W.W. Norton & Company. 

Pollero, G. (2021) Monster doughnuts. London: Piccadilly Press. 

Pollero, G. (2022) Cyclops on a mission. London: Piccadilly Press. 

Pollero, G. (2022a) Beastly breakout! London: Piccadilly Press. 

Strachan, L. (2019) Writers’ & Artists’ Guide to writing for children and YA: A writer’s toolkit. London: Bloomsbury Yearbooks. 

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