Writing for Kids

Writing Kids Pascale Duguay

Things I love about writing for kids:

Giggles ~ Surprises ~ Discoveries ~ Thrills


I first discovered children’s books and magazines as a kid and they followed me into adulthood as I began working in the children’s department of a public library. I then moved on to become a children’s bookseller and later returned to the library world where I am now working with high school students.

The urge to write my own stories crept up on me after my son was born. Motherhood allowed me to connect with words in a new and marvellous way as we read and reread a huge quantity of children’s books in all shapes, textures, and sizes.

I happily gave my urge complete freedom as I wrote, took classes and learned everything I could on the craft and business of writing. I submitted countless queries, stories and articles before finally reaching my goal – getting published!

Here’s a list of publications where my work for and about children has sold so far:

SPIDER
ANIMAL TALES
GIRLS’ WORLD
BAZOOF!
BOYS’ QUEST
HOPSCOTCH
FUN FOR KIDZ
THE TOWNSHIPS SUN
WRITING FOR CHILDREN’S MAGAZINES
THE SOCIETY OF CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS
BRIO
ON THE LINE
CHILDREN’S WRITER
CHILDREN’S WRITER ENEWS
VEGETARIANBABY.COM