Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Introducing Writing for Kids: The Ultimate Guide by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey

I love when my author friends have new books out! Even better, when those author friends are so amazing and accomplished. Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey together authored the best-selling Bailey School Kids series, which now has multiple generations saying, "I grew up reading those!" Their latest collaboration is a book to help YOU write the children's book you've always wanted to write. Even if you've already written one, you'll definitely learn from this book. Scroll down to read all about Writing for Kids: The Ultimate Guide and order your copy.


New from Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey, authors of the BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS series, this truly is the ultimate guide to getting started on your career of writing for children.

Regular people write children’s books all the time. Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey should know. They did it! They’ve traditionally published 171 books with over 43 million copies in print! WRITING FOR KIDS is everything they wished they’d known when they first started writing over twenty-five years ago. 

Each section of this book targets a specific stage of the writing process. The first section, GETTING STARTED, introduces types of markets and focuses on generating ideas that resonate with kids. PLANNING THE PERFECT BOOK, targets effective writing skills and options for shaping your ideas. DEVELOPING IDEAS explains how to complete and market your book, as well as promoting both your work and yourself as a writer.

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Marcia Thornton Jones has been an elementary school teacher of First and Third grades, Computer Lab, Writing and Reading, and Gifted & Talented. She is the author of more than 131 titles, including the Bailey School Kids series and Ratfink. Read all about her books on her website: http://www.marciatjones.com/.

Debbie Dadey is an award-winning children’s book author who has written more than 150 books. She is best known for her series The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, written with Marcia Thornton Jones. Debbie lives with her husband, three children, and three dogs in Sevierville, Tennessee. Learn more about Debbie on her website: https://www.debbiedadey.com/.


  1. That is a lot of books. Take me five lifetimes to write that many!

  2. Congrats to Debbie and Marcia!

  3. I tried to write a story for my kids when they were little and it was HARD!!! I've been a kid, had kids- so it should be easy, right? Nope! If I ever decide to give it a try again, I'll be sure to pick up this book!

  4. You are ever so kind to other authors. That's a good thing.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

  5. Congratulations to Debbie and Marcia. Sounds like a great book to have.

  6. Congrats on such fabulous books! Hugs...