I'm interested in writing a series of children's books. I generally love to write and have a passion for children's books but my question is can I make a good enough living to support myself? It seems these types of books don't get great advances and a big chunk of the money goes to the illustrator. I've heard of authors making money by doing public speaking and making appearances reading the books at schools. I want to make this my full time profession, really dedicate myself to the craft. So is it possible to be a full time independent children's book author and support myself financially?