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02 December 2010 @ 10:57 am
Books about PTSD for children of veterans  
 I have written two books for children of veterans and publish them under my own imprint, Patience Press. They are 16 pages of text and no illustrations because I do not have any idea of how to illustrate them (Bombs???)
I brought out Why Is Daddy Like He Is? back in the 90's and my agent (Knox Burger) couldn't sell it. Publishers said Vietnam vets were too old to have little children. They didn't know about the ones who were finally getting married for the first time or the ones who were on their third or fourth family... So I self-published it. It is used in VA's and Vet Centers and veterans buy it for their kids.
A few years later a therapist called and asked me to adapt it for women, so I did, mostly civilian trauma. Recently the coordinator of a program for women vets called and asked me to rewrite it for military trauma, so I did. (Why Is Mommy Like She Is? Military Version).
So I am asking for advice and suggestions. Does anyone have suggestions for agents to query or publishers who might be interested. I know it is not up to me to get an illustrator unless continue to be the publisher.
I'd be glad to send any of you a book if you want to see it.
 
 
 
Newport2Newport: kitty readingnewport2newport on December 2nd, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
I'm not all that familiar with the children's book market, but here's a couple of avenues you might try:

Visit the Interesting Nonfiction for Kids (INK) blog, and post your question to one or more of the authors listed there:
http://inkrethink.blogspot.com/

Check out the Agent Query site...you'll find contact information agents who specialize in certain genres by inputting your information at the site.
http://agentquery.com/


Wishing you much success...
patty1943patty1943 on December 2nd, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Thank you very much! This is really helpful.
Katherine Quimbywordsrmylife on December 3rd, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
I do have one thought, but would rather not post it here. Feel free to email me at kmquimby [at] sover [dot] net for details.