244 Children’s/Picture Book Manuscript Assessment: Katrina Germein

ITEM: Written feedback on a picture book manuscript.

DETAILS: Written feedback provided via email on a children’s picture book manuscript of up to 800 words. Katrina will respond personally to your manuscript and comment on the overall feeling, shape, rhythm and flow of your story. She will comment honestly about the, tone, clarity and emotional impact of your writing as she sees it. Katrina will outline what she believes are the strengths of your work and make constructive suggestions about ways to improve the text in her opinion. Katrina may also be able to pose questions about any ambiguous areas and mention other books of a similar ilk or theme. She will draw attention to any obvious typos, grammatical errors, or clunky parts in the writing. The report will be sent within 30 days of receiving the manuscript.

CV: Children’s author Katrina Germein writes picture books that delight primary school children, preschoolers and adults alike. Her stories have won Notable Book Commendations from the Children’s Book Council of Australia and her book Big Rain Coming has been published around the world, remaining in print over a decade after its release. Katrina’s book Baby Gets Dressed was selected as an Advertiser Little Big Book Club reading pack title and the hilarious My Dad Thinks He’s Funny instantly proved so popular that it was reprinted within a month of being launched. Katrina lives in Adelaide with her husband, their three children and an old dog named Sunny. Visit Katrina’s website at www.katrinagermein.com

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