Verla Kay's Website

Verla Kay

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Verla Kay writes picture books in a special style she likes to call, "Cryptic Rhyme," because it's very short and leaves a lot to the reader's imagination.

Changing the world, one book at a time…

Welcome to Verla Kay's Website for children's writers and illustrators.

On this site you will find information about Verla, her books and her personal life, as well as many resources helpful to writers, illustrators and educators.

There's also an area for kids who want to learn more about Verla Kay and wish to download crafts and/or projects that go along with her books.

Verla Kay has her own critique service for people who want assistance with their picture books. It is open about six months out of each year - normally for three months during the summer and three months during the winter.

The Blueboard, an extremely active message board created and run by Verla Kay, was acquired by SCBWI (the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators) in 2012 and now resides on SCBWI's website. Verla still runs it the same as before. The main difference is that now there is an additional area of the message board available for SCBWI Members Only. The open areas of the board are still available to everyone on the internet, just as in the past.