Creating Irresistible Humor Workinar with Amy Fitzgerald

Amy Fitzgerald knows what makes parents and children laugh.

Learn her techniques in this Workinar--it's a cross between a workshop and a lesson! Complete with worksheets and a wonderful discussion between Amy and Dr. Mira Reisberg!

Amy is a trade editor at Carolrhoda Books / Carolrhoda Lab, the trade imprint of Lerner Publishing Group, acquiring middle grade and young adult fiction. She loves stories about happy friendships.

"I love stories about friends who actually like and respect each other. Someday, somehow, I will find a YA romance about two people who actually like and respect each other while also respecting themselves--and who do something with their time other than like each other. But in the meantime I'll settle for page-turning yarns about kids solving mysteries, going on missions, being themselves in a world that doesn't make that easy, and tossing off brilliant one-liners."

You'll Learn:

  • Amy's Top Reasons for Adding a Little Humor into Children’s Books
  • The Many Different Types of Humor
  • What Makes a Good Joke

Learn from Amy in this easy peasy workinar (that's a workshop + webinar) that you can finish in no time from the comfort of your own home!


Your Instructor


Amy Fitzgerald
Amy Fitzgerald

Class Curriculum


  Amy and Mira's Workinar
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Frequently Asked Questions


What kinds of formats will there be?
Most of our courses are a combination of lessons, worksheets, and interviews with experts. Sometimes these are in video format, other times not. With interactive courses, there is also a very active Facebook community page and weekly critiquing webinars, making it very lively and lots of fun. It is a multi-modal approach that works well for different people learning styles.
Who will benefit from this class?
Anyone who has a passion or interest in writing or illustrating books for children.
When does the class start?
If this is an instant access course, access starts today for a full year. If it is an interactive course, the dates will be towards the top of the page with 6 months of additional access, which often ends up being much more. Interactive courses also often include an e-book of course materials.
Are there any specific time requirements?
No. The only time sensitive areas are if you are in an interactive course and want to submit your work for a live webinar critique, there is a specific deadline, and if you join one of the optional critique groups you need to honor your group's critiquing timeline. The weekly webinars also happen at a specific day and time provided in advance, but if you can't make it live, they are also recorded for later viewing.
Do you offer refunds?
We are so sorry, but there are no refunds. Because we give bonus passwords or access to the course at the time of purchase, it is impossible to offer refunds. We appreciate your understanding. However, we do offer a 100% learning money back guarantee for interactive courses, that if you read the lessons, participate and do the work, and at the end of a year, don't feel that you learned a lot, we will refund your money in full.
What do I do if I have further questions?
You can email Mira directly at mira@childrensbookacademy.com with the title of the course in the subject head.

This course is not open for enrollment.