Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Ashley Spires, a children books Author and illustrator. She has published more than 20 books and worked with clients like Penguin Random House and Kids Can Press. She is the creator of the Binky The Space Cat.

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Key Takeaways

“Keep on trying, work hard and believe in your work!”

  • Ashley’s mentors were her teachers at the Illustration school, editors who she worked with on her books
  • Before starting her art career, Ashley wishes she knew how to read contracts or how to find a good contract lawyer to negotiate deals
  • Ashley says that literary agents usually charge 15-20% cut, however, are usually very good at finding work for you

Resources mentioned

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All artworks by Ashley Spires, used with permission



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