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Agent Miranda Paul here to tell you that I think book deals are…delicious. Chana Stiefel’s latest is no exception—and it was recently announced in Publisher’s Weekly

 

Watch out for more from Chana Stiefel, since she’s been busy cooking up a lot of great news. Her forthcoming book Let Liberty Rise received a starred review from School Library Journal. Plus, she’s got some sweet new work simmering that we can’t wait to let you get a taste of…soon. 

BRAVA, CHANA! 

And now let’s hear from the humorous chef herself, with the exclusive recipe of how she wrote her latest book. Aspiring writers, take note!

RECIPE FOR BRAVO, AVOCADO!

By Chana Stiefel

½ baked picture book idea

9 drafts (probably more)

6 or more wonderful critique partners

A sprinkle of silly puns (to taste)

1 fabulous agent*

1 editor who loved it (it only takes one!)**

1 fun illustrator*** 

Mash all ingredients together!

Add toast! 

Bravo!

* Agent Miranda Paul at Erin Murphy Literary Agency

** Thank you, Tamar Mays at HarperCollins!

***Anna Suessbauer, I can’t wait to see how you make Avocado come to life!

 Chana’s recent birthday swag