IMPORTANT: All events are listed in Eastern Time. e.g., 1:30pm US Eastern = 6:30pm BST (United Kingdom)

From titles such as Harry Potter to Captain Underpants, Percy Jackson to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Junie B. Jones to Harriet the Spy, middle-grade novels are one of the most popular and best-selling categories, yet very few authors ever try to write them! In fact, there are fewer middle-grade writers than any other genre, which gives you the advantage when pursuing a book deal. Do you think you have what it takes? Join this webinar and learn all the trade secrets you'll need to know before taking the leap. Webinar speaker Derek Taylor Kent received a three-book deal from HarperCollins for his middle-grade series Scary School and followed it up with the best-selling title Principal Mikey released through his publishing company, Whimsical World, as well as his newest middle-grade novel coming this April, My Homework Ate My Dog!

About the Presenter:

Derek Taylor Kent is the author of 14 books encompassing a wide variety of audiences and genres. He received a three-book deal from HarperCollins for his middle-grade series Scary School and his picture book El Perro con Sombrero was published by Holt/Macmillan after a multi-publisher bidding war. It has been one of the best-selling bilingual picture books in the world since its release in 2015. His puzzle-thriller for an adult audience, Kubrick's Game, was published by Evolved Publishing and twice became the #1 best-selling book on Amazon and received a Reader's Favorite Gold Medal. He recently founded the brand Whimsical World with his wife, children's author and ALC speaker Sheri Fink, with a mission to inspire, delight, and educate children of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem and high achievement. He taught writing and publishing classes for several years at The Writing Pad in Los Angeles. Discover more at www.DerekTaylorKent.com and www.WhimsicalWorldBooks.com.