Best posts made by Katie Kordesh
Latest posts made by Katie Kordesh
RE: Children's Book Pricing - 1st Book
Hi Shelley! I agree with Ness on every point.
I worked on a self-published book in college and I would have been better served to focus on my projects and ideas. None of those pieces made it into my portfolio and I didn't mention it when querying agents.
RE: Mentorship with Giuseppe Castellano
Hi I took the 3 month mentorship! It is one of the most worthwhile courses I have ever taken and Giuseppe really tailors the course to what you need help with.
I was struggling with finding a style and making my work look more professional. I also wanted to start querying agents.
He guided me in directions that were working and critiqued a handful of pieces each time we met. At the end, he helped me clean up my portfolio and write my query letter. 6 months (or so) later I signed with my agent.
RE: Art progress
@donnamakesart aw thank you so much!! Recently I have just been looking at a ton of Beatrice Alemagna and Emma Adbage. They are masters at composition and wonky perspectives.
For concepts, I usually come up with a character and then build the scene around that.
RE: Podcast recommendation request?
Just binged every episode of book friends forever by alvina Ling (editor at little brown) and grace lin (Caldecott honor winner)
I think you’d really enjoy it because it’s less for people trying to break in/ giving tips and more about what’s going on in the industry. Lots of insight that I’ve never heard before on other podcasts!
RE: Art progress
Hi! Long time listener of the podcast and I actually just signed with my literary agent Rebecca Sherman at Writers House! (It might be a little premature to share since I'm still working on getting my info up on their website but I'm very excited)
Here's a post I made in the forum this year and what my portfolio looks like now. I still have lots to work on, but excited to keep going!
You can see the original post here
And as of today https://www.katiekordesh.com/