Publishing: Children’s Books


May 14th, 2022 1:00 PM — May 14th, 2022 4:00 PM



May 14th, 2022 1:00 PM — May 14th, 2022 4:00 PM


If you’re an aspiring children’s book author, join Katrina Germein for an invaluable insight into the industry, with advice on how to get published, build your career, promote your work and everything in between!

What's it really like working in the children's book industry and how do you go about getting published? Writing can be exhilarating, exhausting, satisfying and lonely. Some days writing brings peace. Some days it brings joy. Other days it brings nothing but frustration and disappointment. Best-selling picture book author Katrina Germein shares honest reflections on bad days, great days and everything in-between, offering genuine insights for those wishing to build a career as a children's author.


Participants will gain a better understanding of:

  • The first steps to getting published.
  • Professional expectations in the children's book industry.
  • Tips for building a career in the children's book industry and promoting yourself and your work.
  • Pitfalls of the children's book industry.
  • When is a picture book ready for submission and what is the process to publication?
  • Where can children's writers find support, mentorship, opportunities and encouragement.


Suitable for aspiring and emerging children's book writers and authors of other genres who've always wanted to work on a picture book.


—Online events are easy to access! You will need an internet connection and (ideally) a device with a camera – computers/laptops or even phones can be used to dial in. You will be sent a link to join a few days before the event. The link will take you to a private digital meeting where you can join the session. You can test the link at any time to ensure you can log in. Please respect the other participants in your event and mute your microphone at all times while the presenter is presenting. Background noise in houses such as TVs, pets and children can affect the sound quality.

About Katrina Germein

Katrina Germein is a best-selling picture book author, published worldwide. Her popular title, My Dad Thinks He’s Funny was Highly Commended in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and became the first book in the ever-growing ‘My Dad’ series. In 2019 Katrina received a Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award for Let’s Go Strolling.

Many of Katrina’s other stories, such as Big Rain Coming and Thunderstorm Dancing, have been recognised as Children’s Book Council Notable Books and featured on various television programs including Play School. Katrina is an ambassador for Raising Literacy Australia, a Books in Homes Role Model and a Premier’s Reading Challenge Ambassador.

Her work is included in the United Way (Dolly Parton Imagination Library) distribution list. Katrina’s latest titles include Before You Were Born and Bev and Kev. In 2022 Katrina will release several new books including her first non-fiction picture book.


Members $88 / Non-members $140

This program will be delivered online via Zoom. If you don't receive your link after registering, please check your spam.

—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you are a member of another state based writers centre, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the event to get a code for the member price. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!

Registration Details

Registration for this event ended on May 14th, 2022 11:59 AM

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  • opportunities to meet industry professionals
  • opportunities for publication and promotion

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