Panel Discussion March 2nd from 2-4: “What Does it Take to Create a Children’s Book and Get it Published?”

Panel Discussion March 2nd from 2-4: “What Does it Take to Create a Children’s Book and Get it Published?”


In partnership with the Sun Gallery, award-winning authors/illustrators and publishers will be holding a panel discussion on how to create a children’s book and get it published.

Topics such as “How do I get started on making my children’s book become a reality?” to “How do I self-publish my book now that it’s done?” will be discussed, along with a Q & A time for participants to ask questions.

Dr. Marlena Uhrik Ed.D, author, and 15-year-old Illustrator Aiden Huddleston, will talk about the book they collaborated on, “The Magic of Making a Difference”, that went on to become a #1 Amazon bestseller. Illustrator Patrick Lugo will share his journey with “Lucy Veloz: High Flying Princess”, his latest book in a string of hits that also delight children and adults. The lesson of the story: Princesses don’t always need to be saved! 

The show also celebrates long-time Sun Gallery friend Marc Vicente’s book “Who Wants to be Friends with a Dragon? a charming story about being accepted for who you are.

Returning to Sun Gallery is author Jan Renee, who shares her journey about “The Little Clay Pot” now in its second printing, with new illustrations by illustrator Kailyn Sissom.

Also returning to the gallery this year is Fran Quittel, author of “The Central Park Lost Mitten Party”, which celebrates the rich history and beautiful architecture of America’s first urban public park in New York. The storyline is a gleeful nighttime party with lessons about the things we lose.

Moderator and Sun Gallery Curator Dorsi Diaz will lead the discussion. Admission to this special event is free, but a $5 donation is welcomed.

The Panel discussion and Q & A will be held on March 2, 2024, from 2-4 during Sun Gallery’s 33rd Annual Children’s Book Illustrator Show, now on display at the Sun Gallery until Saturday, March 16. Light refreshments and snacks will be served at the Panel.

The public is invited and all aspiring authors and illustrators are urged to attend this free event.