Laura Backes tomorrow

My guest tomorow is, among many other things, a publisher and someone I especially want you to meet. Laura Backes and husband Jon are tireless supporters of children’s literature and the people who create it. Read her bio and see what I mean.

Laura Backes has been involved in the children’s book field since 1988, as an agent, editor, teacher and as publisher of Children’s Book Insider: The Newsletter for Children’s Writers. Through the pages of her newsletter, her manuscript critique service, and her Children’s Authors’ Bootcamp workshop (, she has helped countless beginners learn the craft of children’s writing. In January 2009, Laura and her husband Jon launched The CBI Clubhouse (, an online community for children’s writers that includes informational articles, videos, podcasts and writing tutorials. She is the author of Best Books for Kids Who (Think They) Hate To Read (Prima Publishing/Random House), and Technical Editor for Writing Children’s Books for Dummies (Wiley). Her articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest and The Writer magazines. Laura lives in Ft. Collins, CO with her husband and son.

Laura, I look forward to your remarks tomorrow. Many thanks.


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