Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads, writes and illustrates for young people. Every few weeks, she shares new art, writing and reading resources; subscribe below. Browse the archives here.

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Three Questions For Children's Book Writers and Illustrators


October 2016

Book discovery poll (book blogs, audio/video podcasts) - Current.

August 2016

How do you read books? (print, ebook, audiobook) - Closed.

January 2016

While reading a book, have you ever skipped ahead to the end to find out how it ends? - Closed.

Anonymous survey for agents, editors and art directors - Closed.

August 2015

Do you dog-ear pages in books? - Complete.

How did you get your agent? - Complete.

December 2014

Are you giving any books this holiday season? - Complete.

October 2014

Anonymous survey for editors & literary agents: do you research potential clients online? - Complete

September 2014

Survey for published children's book illustrator with an Etsy shop - Complete

March 2014

Do you like background noise when you're working? - Complete

November 2013

What do you think of children's books written for adults? - Complete.

October 2013

How many books are you reading right now? - Complete.

September 2013

What did you use as a bookmark in the last print book you read? - Complete.

Peek at ending? - Complete.

August 2013

Young people and ebooks - Complete.

May 2013

Emoticons and parentheses - Complete.

Have you ever purchased a self-published book? - Complete.

March 2013

How do you feel about the Amazon/Goodreads acquisition? - Complete.

Is it ok for authors to retweet praise for the own books? - In progress.

September 2012

When making a book purchase, do you prefer print or digital? - Complete.

October 2012

Book trailers: Do they work? - Complete.

How do you discover new books to read? - Complete.

Do you outline or not outline? - Complete.

December 2012

Have you read an e-book in the past year? Complete.