Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Virtual ShopTalk: When Two is Better Than One—The Benefits of Co-authorship with Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig

Date(s) - Tuesday, December 1, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every step of getting a children’s book published requires collaboration, including working with your agent and your editor. Why not consider collaboration starting at the writing phase? Join this dynamic mother-daughter team as they discuss the advantages of co-authorship, from brain-storming to book contract. Using their own experience co-authoring five picture books, they’ll describe the kind of projects where two creative heads are better than one. They’ll talk about ways to capitalize on the talents of both co-authors members to produce a better book than either of them could have written on their own, as well as strategies to resolve the inevitable conflicts that might arise. They’ll also address the ways a team approach can provide energy and resilience for all the PR work once a book is published.


Presenter Information:

Corinne Demas is the award-winning author of thirty-five books including numerous picture books (Saying Goodbye to Lulu, The Littlest Matryoshka, The Disappearing Island, Pirates Go to School ), YA novels (Everything I Was, Returning to Shore), and books for adults. She is the co-author, with her daughter Artemis Roehrig, of Are Pirates Polite?, The Grumpy Pirate, Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle? Do Doodlebugs Doodle? Amazing Insect Facts, and Do Jellyfish Like Peanut Butter? Amazing Sea Creature Facts. She is a Fiction Editor of The Massachusetts Review and a Professor Emerita of English at Mount Holyoke College.


This event is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE TAPED.