Hi, y'all. I'm going to the Houston SCBWI Conference this next weekend and am excited! The TLA's Annual Confernece is coming up on April 12-15.. Local Texas stars, Kathi Appelt and Janet Fox will be signing. Little birdies tell me that more of our Texas stars will be around. Kathy Whitehead and Sherri Garland will be signing at booths also. SCBWI has booth too (that's a whole galaxy of stars), so drop by and say hi if you manage to hop over to Austin.
Agent Mary Kole from the Andrea Brown Literary Agency is chatting on the AgentQuery Connect forum until April 12. You might want to check that out.
AgentQuery also has a nifty agent cheat sheet to check out. Scroll down the page where there is a special link to a post with hungry YA agents if that is something you are looking for.
Check out WattPad, an e-book community that has contests for YA writers with some really decent judges.
Here's an article from NPR about children's book apps that Ann Perry shared with me. Interesting stuff.
TOTALLY USELESS (but wholly cool) INFORMATION
Casting for Suzanne Collins' HUNGER GAMES has begun.
Some new Dr. Seuss books are coming out.
If you are heading to New York, you might want to check out this Harry Potter exhibition.
Hey, I'm sorry that the Scratch is a little late and thin this week. My computer died this past weekend and I've been scrambling since. I'll be be back next week with some excellent scratch.