Every year, one of my talented illustrators puts their brush (pen / pencil / stylus / ETC) to creating a special bookish Valentine. This year's Valentine was created by the wonderful Cindy Derby. Thanks, Cindy! And thanks and happy v-day to all my friends, colleagues, readers, writers, and artists who make the world go round. I know that this is a tough time for many of you -- STAY STRONG! The books and art you help bring into the world are more important now than ever.
SCBWI Membership Giveaway Info!
Last night I offered to give away a membership to SCBWI, to be awarded to an unpublished kids/YA writer from a marginalized community who couldn't make the fee. This offer somehow morphed into something bigger, and I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks to all my little Cupids, I have 14 MEMBERSHIPS to give away!
If you believe you fit the criteria -- that is to say, you are unpublished, you write for Kids/YA, you are from an under-represented group, and you think you would benefit from an SCBWI membership -- send me an email in the next few hours, and I'll draw names this afternoon. This is a casual thing -- there is no TEST or anything, I'll take your word for it that you qualify -- but of course, if you don't, or don't think you will actually benefit from the membership, please don't take somebody else's slot. You can find out more about the SCBWI and what they do at www.scbwi.org
When you email me, I'd appreciate a brief introduction of yourself and what kind of books you write - and if you want to mention how you think you might use the membership, that would be great too, but no need to get too deep about it. Also, please be sure to give me your NAME, twitter handle if you have one, and contact info, so I can actually give you the membership if you win!
** UPDATE: ALL 14 MEMBERSHIPS WERE GIVEN AWAY. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED, AND THANKS TO MY CUPID HELPERS FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE! STAY TUNED, THIS MAY BECOME AN ANNUAL EVENT!**
YA: A SEASON OF DARING GREATLY
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Opinionated Agent and Children's Bookseller.
Oh the Places I'll Be
April 3-6, 2017: Bologna Book Fair, Bologna IT
April 21-23, 2017: NESCBWI, Springfield MA
May 26-28, 2017: SCBWI Canada, Montreal
June 23-26, 2017: ALA Annual, Chicago
July 7-10, 2017: LA SCBWI
July 20-23, 2017: Midwest Writers, Muncie IN
September 22-24, 2017: "Big Sur in Cape Cod" Workshop
October 20-22, 2017: Surrey International Writer's Conference, BC Canada
December 2017: Big Sur Children's Writer's Workshop