Everything kidlit with Larissa D. Elliott.

Welcome! This site is dedicated to my love of books for kids. I hope to entertain you with my stories, inspire you to read and write, and educate you in the craft of writing.

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Rejection. It’s one of the hardest parts about being a writer. You put your heart into your work and then over and over again, you’re told that it’s not good enough. Or at least it feels like that’s what those rejections are saying. Despite the kind words of “not right for my list at thisContinue reading “Perseverance”

I Have an Agent!

I am so excited to now be represented by literary agent Charlotte Wenger of Prospect Agency! I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect match for my stories. My writing journey started in 2015 when I just HAD to write down a scene that came to me in a dream. It quickly turned into my firstContinue reading “I Have an Agent!”

#50PreciousWords Entry

Below is my entry for the #50PreciousWords contest hosted by the wonderful Vivian Kirkfield! The challenge is to write a Kidlit story in 50 words or less. Mine is 24. I’m a perpetual under-writer, though I suppose brevity is a useful skill as a picture book writer. Vacuum Monsterby Larissa Elliott24 words Vacuum Monster lurksContinue reading “#50PreciousWords Entry”

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