For Authors & Illustrators

As America's Oldest Children's Bookstore, Once Upon A Time serves authors and illustrators in many different ways.  If you are looking for advice or mentorship in your dream of being published, we have a page for aspiring authors and illustrators.  Do you have a self-published, non-traditionally published, or print-on-demand book? Please read our store's proposal process for book events and consignment opportunities.  

What we're reading this summer!

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A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3) Cover Image
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Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

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Wow - what a page turner! 8th grader Ryan Quinn has no idea his parents are part of a super secret "Underground Railroad"-type organization that operates in many of the world's most dangerous places. And now he must try to save both of them, with the help of some of his school friends. I loved the way debut author McGee gets inside the head of his protaganist, as well as his technogeek friend Danny. These characters ring true, the action is non-stop and fans of adventure, spy thrillers and plain fun will be eagerly awaiting the next installment. - Maureen