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About Harold

I am a children's book editor and maintain The Purple Crayon web site, a resource for anyone interested in children's book publishing, writing, and illustrating. As an editor, I work as a book doctor and critiquer with authors, and also edit and manage projects for publishers. I am also the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books; which is now available in a revise... More
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1. 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market: The Most Trusted Guide ...
    Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
N/A 09/18/2014
7 Reviews  
2. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition (...
    Author: Harold D. Underdown
    Publisher: Alpha
Adult 05/06/2008
87 Reviews  
3. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, Second Editio...
    Author: Harold D. Underdown
    Publisher: Alpha
Adult 02/03/2004
60 Reviews  
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1. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition (...
    Author: Harold D. Underdown
    Publisher: Alpha
Adult 4/22/2008
Harold said: This is the third and latest edition of my guide. It includes two new chapters, about choosing a how-to and self-publishing, and revisions and updates throughout. For more information and sample chapt...more
tags: publishing , I wrote
87 Reviews  
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Comment by Kakie Fitzsimmons on 8/16/2009 at 12:34 PM:
Hi Harold! I am just stopping by to see how you are doing as my JF friend. I hope you have enjoyed this great summer season. I am getting ready to release a new children's book about basketball, should be fun. I look forward to staying connected. Blessings!
Comment by Michelle Parker-Rock on 3/24/2009 at 4:01 PM:
Hello from SCBWI AZ
Michelle Parker-Rock
Regional Advisor
Comment by Tom Hannah on 3/1/2009 at 6:00 PM:
Hi Harold-thanks for looking at the pictures from our book. Tom H
Comment by Paulette Danforth on 12/2/2008 at 7:36 AM:
Hi, Harold
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the information concerning the F1st Pages MidWinter Bootcamp online with Eileen Robinson.
I will read the information again and again then jump aboard.
Have a great day. I appreciate your imput.
Comment by Melinda Wright on 11/20/2008 at 6:35 AM:
Hi Harold,
Thanks for the add. I love your idiot's guide to publishing... And the web site purple crayon is awesome. :) You are talented and blessed.
Comment by Tom Hannah on 11/14/2008 at 9:43 PM:
Hi Harold, Thanks for adding us as a friend. I hope you enjoyed reading about our book-The Endless String. Our best to you Tom and Tess
Comment by Paulette Danforth on 11/14/2008 at 7:10 AM:
Hi, Harold
Thank you for accepting me as a friend. I really, really like your Third Edition of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books."
I am trying to publish any number of books and have found your book very informative and easy to read.
I am also very impressed ... more
Comment by Sylvia McGrath on 9/25/2008 at 12:37 PM:
Hi Harold,

I have been reading your newsletter and books now for several years; and have found your advise so very helpful

I would be honoured if you would accept my friendship invite.
Warm regards
Comment by Catherine A Gister on 8/13/2008 at 8:35 AM:
Hi Harold,
THANKS for all you do. Your books and Purple Crayon are a lifeline in rough seas!
Comment by Deb Lund on 7/3/2008 at 1:03 PM:
Thanks for keeping us all up to date, and for providing great sources for my students.
Comment by Cheryl McMickle on 5/8/2008 at 10:52 AM:
Congratulations, Harold! I'll be checkin' it out!
Comment by Beverly McClure on 5/7/2008 at 7:35 PM:
Congratulations. I must get a copy.
Comment by Anne Broyles on 5/7/2008 at 7:19 PM:
Congratulations on the new edition of a book that's already been helpful to so many aspiring authors. I'll recommend this edition when I speak on writing--

Anne Broyles

Comment by Karen Romano Young on 5/7/2008 at 1:13 PM:
In his Idiot Guide, Harold knows all, tells all! Harold, you know I'm already a huge fan of the first two editions, and I'm so glad to know this new one's arrived. Congratulations!
Comment by Ginger Nielson on 3/29/2008 at 12:14 PM:
How neat to find you here on Jacket Flap.
Comment by Bonnie Bruno on 3/11/2008 at 9:41 AM:
Harold, thanks for adding me to your list. (By the way, I browsed your extensive list of edited books and found one of my favorites on there--The Ugly Vegetables. I LOVE that book and even more so now, as my granddaughter and I garden together.) Your work has touched many lives--both children and wr... more
Comment by Cheryl McMickle on 3/5/2008 at 10:41 PM:
Thanks for the book, the site and your comments on scbwi. It's meant a lot and it means a lot to be able to tell you so.
Comment by Steven Novak on 3/4/2008 at 9:16 PM:
I've been doing freelance illustration for more than a few years now and I've just recently stumbled onto your site (which is a great resource). Apparently I'm slower than frozen molasses. (Which I imagine being pretty slow.)
Comment by Jennifer Varn on 2/28/2008 at 4:23 PM:
Hi Harold! I am a Huge fan of your site! I'm so glad you're on this site.
Comment by Becky Berg on 2/17/2008 at 4:17 PM:
HI Harold,

I love history, too! I'm having fun with my blog, which allows me to continue delving into all things "Great Depression!"

Comment by Kay Winters on 1/30/2008 at 1:13 PM:
Hi Harold:
Haven't seen you for a long time, but I check your website every month. And when I speak to new writers I always mention you and your work.
Want to be listed as a friend?
Kay Winters
Comment by Kakie Fitzsimmons on 12/21/2007 at 5:33 PM:
Hi Harold - thanks for the add. Wishing you and your family a spectacular holiday season and new year.

Warmest Regards,

Comment by jama rattigan on 8/13/2007 at 12:57 PM:
Thanks for the add! Hope all is well with you.
Comment by Eric Hammond on 7/26/2007 at 12:04 PM:
I've enjoyed your website and Idiot's book; They have been helpful.

Thanks for the work you do to make an insane business a little less so.

Comment by Tammy Rothwell on 7/25/2007 at 5:42 PM:
Thank you, Harold. I found Purple Crayon by accident and really do enjoy the content. It's a pleasure to meet. you.

Comment by Kelly Starling-Lyons on 7/25/2007 at 3:17 PM:

Thank you for adding me as a friend. The Purple Crayon is an incredible resource. I appreciate all you do.

Comment by kit grady on 7/24/2007 at 9:36 AM:
I use your book and site often. Thanks for being so generous with your comments and advice.
Kit Grady
Comment by Courtney Autumn Martin on 7/18/2007 at 5:15 PM:
Glad to find you here, Harold. I've been a fan and appreciator of your site for quite some time. Thanks for the invaluable resource into the children's book market!
Comment by Beverly McClure on 7/15/2007 at 4:09 PM:
Thanks for friending me, Harold. I enjoy The Purple Crayon and keeping updated in this ever changing business.
Comment by Mary Cunningham on 7/6/2007 at 8:40 AM:
Hi Harold,

Thanks for adding me. The Purple Crayon is invaluable to writers. Thanks for all you do.

Comment by Stephanie Reed on 6/5/2007 at 5:29 PM:
Thank you for the add, Harold, and may The Purple Crayon stay sharp and never melt!
Comment by Todd-Michael St. Pierre on 5/30/2007 at 5:28 PM:
Love your Idiot's Guide & The Purple Crayon!
Comment by jama rattigan on 5/29/2007 at 1:50 PM:
Enjoyed your Cynsations interview! Have a great week :)!
Comment by Susie Sawyer on 5/20/2007 at 10:27 PM:
Hi Harold! So glad to see you here. I've enjoyed the recent changes you've made to your website. Thank you so much for all you do for the children's writers' community.
Comment by lois toureen on 5/16/2007 at 9:44 PM:
Thanks, Harold. I guess in a perfect world something like e-literaryagent would work:)

Comment by jama rattigan on 5/4/2007 at 5:35 PM:
Hi Harold! Thanks for publishing such a valuable reference book for writers, and for all the information you share on your website!
Comment by John Shelley on 4/13/2007 at 10:42 AM:
Hi Harold

Great to find you on here!

(Board member & Tokyo ARA)
Comment by Sharon A Putnam on 4/11/2007 at 11:23 PM:
Hi Harold,

I'm glad to see you on JacketFlap. Thanks for adding me.
Comment by Kelsey Johnson Defatte on 4/11/2007 at 10:03 PM:
Great to see you over here, Harold! :-)

Comment by Candie Moonshower on 11/30/2006 at 9:37 AM:
Comment by HaroldU on 11/30/2006 9:28:11 AM:
Hi Candie, Nice to see you here. How are things going?
=========Hey! Good! I've been trying to keep up with all my "doings" since the book came out on my blog, and I'm only two behind right now, ha! It's fun to track the conferences and sc... more
Comment by Candie Moonshower on 11/30/2006 at 8:48 AM:
Hey Harold! So glad to "see" you again!

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