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Mark Mitchell
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Catch the free replay of a fun, super helpful for writers and aspiring writers 58 minute online Q&A with 10 successful children's authors about their #1 writing and publishing secrets is still up. 

http://www.childrensbookacademy.com/top-secrets

You'll enjoy watching children's authors Jennifer Swanson and Mira Reisberg, Ph.D interrogate nearly a football team's worth of kidlit pros, including Miranda Paul, our own Laurie Edwards, Christine Taylor-Butler, Kathryn Otoshi and Barbara Bottner!) about a wide array of specific writing/publishing topics. Their answers benefit new and published writers (and a few of them might surprise you!)  

http://Don't miss the fun and the precious advice here:
www.childrensbookacademy.com/top-secrets

. Jen and Mira are gearing to teach "Writing for Love and Money" -- their new class starting just five days from now at the Children's Book Academy.  http://goo.gl/eMWv7U
Yay!! Thank you for your patience waiting for the recording. I edited it to make it shorter and removed most of the ums that drive my mini-OCD/perfectionism crazy, took out most of the prizes...
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Authors Jennifer Swanson and Mira Reisberg, Ph. D. are gearing up for "Writing for Love and Money" -- their new class starting just five days from now at the Children's Book Academy.

http://goo.gl/eMWv7U

This mint-new four week live course that will teach you how to access and write for trade and educational publishers and magazines. It's the 'bread and butter' writing many authors do while they work on their novels and picture-books-in-progress. A time-honored way to earn income as a writer, develop a reputation and lay your writing career foundation. First class night is May 18. Early bird specials end tomorrow, May 14.
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New video post up: An interview with editor, author and book packager author, editor, and book packager Lionel Bender talks about this and the upcoming 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference.

http://howtobeachildrensbookillustrator.com/a-robust-new-world-of-illustrated-childrens-nonfiction

Set for June 12-14 at Manhattan College in NYC, the conference is open to publishers, editors, educators, librarians, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators, app developers and anyone interested in finding out more about the rapidly evolving world of illustrated children's nonfiction content. 

http://21CNC.com

The unique event features an anticipated 25 workshops and an exciting faculty of nearly 40 experts in library science, education and content creation -- and plentiful networking opportunities.

Bender's London-based firm, Bender Richardson White has produced books and other educational materials for National Geographic Kids, Time Life for Kids, Boyds Mills Press, Capstone, Crabtree, Picture Window Books, Chelsea House, and many more.
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New video post up: An interview with editor, author and book packager author, editor, and book packager Lionel Bender talks about this and the upcoming 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference.

http://howtobeachildrensbookillustrator.com/a-robust-new-world-of-illustrated-childrens-nonfiction

Set for June 12-14 at Manhattan College in NYC, the conference is open to publishers, editors, educators, librarians, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators, app developers and anyone interested in finding out more about the rapidly evolving world of illustrated children's nonfiction content. 

http://21CNC.com

The unique event features an anticipated 25 workshops and an exciting faculty of nearly 40 experts in library science, education and content creation -- and plentiful networking opportunities.

Bender's London-based firm, Bender Richardson White has produced books and other educational materials for National Geographic Kids, Time Life for Kids, Boyds Mills Press, Capstone, Crabtree, Picture Window Books, Chelsea House, and many more.
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New video post up: An interview with editor, author and book packager Author, editor, and book packager Lionel Bender talks about this and the upcoming 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference.

http://howtobeachildrensbookillustrator.com/a-robust-new-world-of-illustrated-childrens-nonfiction

Set for June 12-14 at Manhattan College in NYC, the conference is open to publishers, editors, educators, librarians, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators, app developers and anyone interested in finding out more about the rapidly evolving world of illustrated children's nonfiction content. 

http://21CNC.com

The unique event features an anticipated 25 workshops and an exciting faculty of nearly 40 experts in library science, education and content creation -- and plentiful networking opportunities.

Bender's London-based firm, Bender Richardson White has produced books and other educational materials for National Geographic Kids, Time Life for Kids, Boyds Mills Press, Capstone, Crabtree, Picture Window Books, Chelsea House, and many more.
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Some of my video interview with editor and book packager Lionel Bender about the upcoming 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference, set for June 12-14 in N.Y.C.
http://howtobeachildrensbookillustrator.com/the-robust-new-world-of-childrens-nonfiction/
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New video post up: An interview with editor, author and book packager author, editor, and book packager Lionel Bender talks about this and the upcoming 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference.

http://howtobeachildrensbookillustrator.com/a-robust-new-world-of-illustrated-childrens-nonfiction

Set for June 12-14 at Manhattan College in NYC, the conference is open to publishers, editors, educators, librarians, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators, app developers and anyone interested in finding out more about the rapidly evolving world of illustrated children's nonfiction content. 

http://21CNC.com

The unique event features an anticipated 25 workshops and an exciting faculty of nearly 40 experts in library science, education and content creation -- and plentiful networking opportunities.

Bender's London-based firm, Bender Richardson White has produced books and other educational materials for National Geographic Kids, Time Life for Kids, Boyds Mills Press, Capstone, Crabtree, Picture Window Books, Chelsea House, and many more.
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New video post up: An interview with editor, author and book packager author, editor, and book packager Lionel Bender talks about this and the upcoming 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference.

http://howtobeachildrensbookillustrator.com/a-robust-new-world-of-illustrated-childrens-nonfiction

Set for June 12-14 at Manhattan College in NYC, the conference is open to publishers, editors, educators, librarians, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators, app developers and anyone interested in finding out more about the rapidly evolving world of illustrated children's nonfiction content. 

http://21CNC.com

The unique event features an anticipated 25 workshops and an exciting faculty of nearly 40 experts in library science, education and content creation -- and plentiful networking opportunities.

Bender's London-based firm, Bender Richardson White has produced books and other educational materials for National Geographic Kids, Time Life for Kids, Boyds Mills Press, Capstone, Crabtree, Picture Window Books, Chelsea House, and many more.
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New video post up: An interview with editor, author and book packager author, editor, and book packager Lionel Bender talks about this and the upcoming 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference.

http://howtobeachildrensbookillustrator.com/a-robust-new-world-of-illustrated-childrens-nonfiction

Set for June 12-14 at Manhattan College in NYC, the conference is open to publishers, editors, educators, librarians, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators, app developers and anyone interested in finding out more about the rapidly evolving world of illustrated children's nonfiction content. 

http://21CNC.com

The unique event features an anticipated 25 workshops and an exciting faculty of nearly 40 experts in library science, education and content creation -- and plentiful networking opportunities.

Bender's London-based firm, Bender Richardson White has produced books and other educational materials for National Geographic Kids, Time Life for Kids, Boyds Mills Press, Capstone, Crabtree, Picture Window Books, Chelsea House, and many more.
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New video post up: An interview with editor, author and book packager Author, editor, and book packager Lionel Bender talks about this and the upcoming 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference.

http://howtobeachildrensbookillustrator.com/a-robust-new-world-of-illustrated-childrens-nonfiction

Set for June 12-14 at Manhattan College in NYC, the conference is open to publishers, editors, educators, librarians, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators, app developers and anyone interested in finding out more about the rapidly evolving world of illustrated children's nonfiction content. 

http://21CNC.com

The unique event features an anticipated 25 workshops and an exciting faculty of nearly 40 experts in library science, education and content creation -- and plentiful networking opportunities.

Bender's London-based firm, Bender Richardson White has produced books and other educational materials for National Geographic Kids, Time Life for Kids, Boyds Mills Press, Capstone, Crabtree, Picture Window Books, Chelsea House, and many more.
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Introduction
Shown above with his wife, children's book author Julie Lake, Mark teaches an online course on how to draw and paint for children's books in a changing publishing environment,

His 2003 book for upper elementary grades, Raising 'La Belle' tells of the the recovery off the Texas coast of an early colonial shipwreck owned by 17th century explorer Robert Cavelier, de La Salle. It won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for best nonfiction western juvenile book of the year.

His illustrations have appeared in his own and others' books and children's magazines. He teaches classes in children's book illustration at The Contemporary Austin Art School at Laguna Gloria (Austin Museum of Art.) 

Bragging rights
Two wonderful stepsons, now with wonderful children of their own.
Work
Occupation
Illustrator, children's book author and illustrator, journalist, freelance writer, teacher of drawing, painting and children's book illustration
Skills
Writing, editing, drawing and painting, speaking, teaching, video, online publishing
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  • Mark G. Mitchell Instruction
    writer of online content and instruction, 2009 - present
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Austin, Texas
Previously
Syracuse, N.Y, - Sitka, Alaska - St. Louis MO - Sunnyvale, CA - Evansville, Indiana
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(512) 656-9217, (512) 258-8348
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Austin, Texas