Welcome to Reading with a Chance of Tacos
For established writers and those just starting out, Tacos is here to assist you in your journey to publication and beyond.
With Writing and Publishing Tips from the Best in the Business, you’ll learn…
- What it takes to get published.
- What you need to forge a career and be known as a pro writer and author.
- On writing – dialogue, characterisation, plot structure, and much more.
- Book promotion – what to do to get your book out there, and what you need to keep doing.
- What kids are reading.
- What authors and publishers want to see more of on our shelves.
And, most importantly, have some fun along the way!
The Tacos Blog
Here you’ll find fun books that encourage kids of all ages to read for the pure enjoyment of a good story.
You’ll find reviews of our favourite books both past and present.
We hope you stay a while, rediscover childhood memories, find a few new ones along the way and most importantly, find an opportunity to read, live and laugh with your kids.
Here’s a few of our favs:
The Tacos Podcast
Each episode, host, Ken Williams, interviews a prominent member of the children’s writing community – from authors and illustrators, to publishers and book sellers – to follow their journeys, their experiences, ideas, tips and discover what’s coming up in the world of kids books.
Each episode runs for around 20 minutes and is ideal for emerging authors and lovers of kids books.
Here’s a best of episode:
Why the name Tacos?
Reading with a Chance of Tacos was born out of Ken’s love of children’s books, which was born out of hundreds of afternoons with his son Max. They’d read together for hours, where at some point Max would ask, ‘Can we have tacos tonight, Dad?’
About Ken – the voice behind Tacos
Ken is a Sagittarius, 6ft 4, mesmerising blue eyes, striking complexion and unfortunately a compulsive fib-teller (5ft 5 and as ugly as a bucket of nails). No seriously, he is devilishly handsome, though you’d never know it to look at him, it’s an inner beauty. It’s all in there somewhere.
Ken’s own writing has appeared in popular magazines, daily newspapers, online publications, children’s books and the corporate sector.
“And I’m only 35!”
You’ll find the podcast on Apple networks, Spotify, Stitcher, Libsyn and more.
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