This is Ana Crespo's official blog.

I don't blog often. Most of what is going on in my career can be found through my official FB page and official Twitter account. But, every once in a while you will find something interesting in here. For more information about me and my work, visit my official website. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 26, 2015


I have been away from my blog for a very, very long time, but I have had some guest posts on other blogs.  Here are some links:

A Sock Thief in the Making, posted on Latinos in KidLit, in February 2015
Brazilian Picture Books:  My Childhood, posted on the Albert Whitman Blog, in April 2015
Seven Reasons I Love Brazil, posted on the Albert Whitman Blog, in September 2015

Monday, June 16, 2014


I’m back! I just arrived from my 5000-mile road trip and I’m blogging again. Sorry for staying away!  Hopefully you will forget all about it when I tell you the wonderful news I received just before I left for my trip…

Monday, March 24, 2014

For My Future Agent (Are You There?)

Yes, I hope there is an agent in my future. Why? For many reasons, but mainly because agents open doors, because I wouldn't mind having someone guiding me, and because I don’t enjoy dealing with the submission process and all the legal stuff. So, I’m writing this open letter to my future agent. May I dream I’ll find one?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

How I Got a Book Deal (part 2)

(Read part 1 first.)

So, as I said, I signed up for the individual critique session and picture book writing workshop of the RMC-SCBWI 2013 Annual Conference. Signing up for them was probably the best decision I could have made for the advancement of my desired career as a children’s book author. Obviously, there was a great amount of luck involved as well.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How I Got a Book Deal (part 1)

Okay, it is time to share with all my three blog followers out there how I got a book deal…

If you read this blog from its very beginning, you will see it wasn’t always a pleasant ride. In fact, it was often sad, frustrating, and purely depressing. However, I can’t complain. It was a very instructive time and fully worth it.