Q: Can Kate Endle or Caspar Babypants sign my books or CDs?
A: YES! We will happily sign our names and include the name of the recipient on your book or CD. If you'd like additional information included in your inscription (Happy First Birthday, Happy Reading, To: The Tenebaum Family, etc) please include all the information in the "Special Instructions" portion of your order. Also, if you make it to a Caspar show or find me at Pike Place Market or a craft show your books and/or cds can be signed during an event.
Q: Can I pick my order up at Pike Place Market?
a: YES! I typically sell at Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle a few days a week. To schedule a meet up please text me at 206-383-9535 and include your name in your message. My booth location changes day to day so once we've decided on a time I will let you know where I have set up for the day. Selling times are 10am-4pm. Check my events calendar for my market schedule.
Q: I've always wanted to write and/or illustrate a children's book! Can you help me?
A: Yes! My two very best suggestions to get your book published are to read any Writer's Digest books on publishing in the children's book market and to research your local Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) branch. Writer's Digest publishes several really great books on the topic so decide which title works best for your needs. Information includes how to create a dummy book, publishers' submission guidelines, and much, much valuable information. SCBWI provides an endless amount of really great information along with providing a platform to get you in touch with other writers, illustrators, editors, and art directors from around the world. Local chapters typically meet monthly and the SCBWI national organization has two yearly conferences held in Los Angeles and New York City. Now get cracking and get YOUR story out into the world!
Q: I have a great idea for a children's book! Can you read my manuscript?
A: No. Reading a manuscript and offering suggestions on how to make your story better or helping you to get it published is something that I am not qualified, or comfortable, doing. Join SCBWI and buy the Writer's Digest book listed in the previous question.
Q: Can you help me get in touch with Caspar Babypants?
A: Yes. You can contact Caspar Babypants directly through his website. Here, you will find instructions on how to book a show, live show dates, and his email for questions.
Q: Do you and Casapr make school visits or do book signing/author reading events?
A: No. Currently, we're booked up with Caspar Babypants shows and Kate has selling dates at Pike Place Market and craft shows. At either of these events we will be happy to sign your books and cds. Please note, Caspar will ONLY be signing at his performances; he is not at Pike Place Market or craft shows. Kate attends most Caspar shows but not all of them (check her events page for her Caspar show appearances). Check his tour schedule at his website.
Thank you for your interest! If you need additional information please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 206-383-9535 and include your name.