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.  

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The fantastic follow up to McGee’s first Ryan Quinn adventure for middle grade readers will keep your adrenaline high, your heart thumping with suspense as the pages fly by. Ryan is once again teemed with his funny sidekick, Danny, a kid computer genius “aka” hacker, as well as numerous others. Ryan’s last adventures didn’t really include his parents, who are members of a secret Emergency Relocation Committee, who help at-risk people get out of their countries to safety. This time, Danny and Ryan are in a fictional African country trying to help old ERC friends and their parents are in the middle of the action with them. Reading the 1st adventure is not necessary in this high octane thriller for action-adventure fans. Perfect book for Rick Riordon, James Patterson or Stuart Gibbs fans. - Maureen