Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

[HAWAII • Oahu] Query Letters 101: The Short and Sweet Sell

Date(s) - 08/11/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Da Shop Bookstore | Bess Press Publishing
3565 Harding Ave - Honolulu, Hawaii 96816


How do you entice an agent or editor in 300 words or less?

In this workshop we’ll discuss the dos and don’ts of writing a good query letter. Then you’ll have the opportunity to refine your working query or pitch and present it to fellow participants for critique: have you captured the essence of your story? Does it hook the audience and make them want to read more? And are you effectively selling yourself and your work?

Limited to 10 participants.

Bring a working query or pitch and come prepared to sell your book!


About Tammy Yee
Tammy Yee grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she explored tide pools, swam in streams and wrote and illustrated spooky stories her teachers politely read. After she graduated from college she worked as a pediatric nurse. Having children rekindled her love for picture books, so in 1994 she exchanged her stethoscope for a paintbrush and she’s been illustrating ever since.

Tammy has worked on more than 36 books including The Tsunami Quilt: Grandfather’s Story (written by Anthony Fredericks, Sleeping Bear Press), a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year and Storytelling World Awards Honor recipient in the Pre-Adolescent Listeners category; A is for Aloha (written by Uilani Goldsberry, Sleeping Bear Press), selected by the Hawaii Center for the Book to represent the state at the 2006 National Book Festival; Lullaby Moon (written by Elaine Masters), winner of the 2003 Ka Palapala Po’okela Award for Excellence in Children’s Books; and Baby Honu’s Incredible Journey, an island children’s classic now in its 38th printing.
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Da Shop Books & Curiosities is a new independent bookstore in Honolulu. It features a rotating list of well-known Hawai‘i and Oceania classics, an award-winning catalog of children’s literature, juvenile/young adult books, along with the best-selling national and international titles. Additional offerings include a select list of local, national, and international journals, magazines, and quarterlies.

Located in Kaimuki at 3565 Harding Ave. Parking is available in the two municipal lots across the street, entrances on 11th and 12th Avenues. Street parking is available in the neighborhood as well.
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This event is fully booked.