We have New York Times bestselling author Adam Rubin of “Dragons Love Tacos” on the show today! I know many of you amazing listeners are interested in writing your own children’s books so you’ll definitely want to check out this episode.We discuss his fascinating journey as a children’s author. You’ll learn why it’s so crucial to have an awesome editor in your team and how the editor can take your story to new levels of greatness. Adam breaks down why it’s important to write the stories for yourself, and why it’s necessary to work with an editor and a publisher who’s inspired by your work.
As an aside, Adam is a total goofball who truly enjoys his work and creates what he is genuinely passionate about. We can all learn from that! Have a listen and let me know what you think!
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
The advantages of having a literary agent and why they make a huge difference in the publishing world
The importance of finding an editor and a publisher who is inspired by your work
How teaching improv classes helped to hone Adam’s skill as a writer
How editors can help to shape your story into the best version of itself
Why it’s crucial to write your story for yourself
Advice on writing bilingual children’s books
Learn More About Adam Rubin
Adam Rubin is the New York Times best-selling author of a half dozen critically-acclaimed picture books including Those Darn Squirrels, Secret Pizza Party and Dragons Love Tacos. He spent ten years working as a creative director in the advertising industry before leaving his day job to write full time. Adam has a keen interest in improv comedy, camping and magic tricks. He lives in New York City.
Adam’s Recommended Books & Resources:
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
The Three Robbers by Tomi Ungerer
Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story by Brad Bernstein
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman