Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Current Scratch: 2011 News, KathiVision, Encouragement, Hero's Journey, Accolades, Sales

Howdy folks, I hope you have made your new year's resolutions!  Maybe working on marketing was on of them.  We meet on  Jan. 25  2012 at the College Station Barnes and Noble at 9:30  for critique (bring copies) and 10 AM for the Schmooze.  Molly Blaisdell will be speaking: Do You Need an Agent? How Do You Snag One?

Also locally:

The Children's Literature Book Club meets on the last Thursday, January 26th, at 4:30 pm in the Arts Council board room. Our book to read this month is Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.

2011 News

Check out Sherry Garland's new blog post on Into the Woods We GoWhere Do Ideas Come From? , December 31, 2011. 

Molly Blaisdell's book REMBRANDT AND THE BOY WHO DREW DOGS was featured back in the summer in the NGAKids 2011 Summer Scoop.

KathiVision (I so dub it!)


From Hilary Wagner, an encouraging blog post to keep you going in the face of rejections.   

Hero's Journey

Here, from The Writer's Journey,  the Hero's Journey with charts.


A new national ambassador of Children's Literature is named: Walter Dean Myers. Read about in the NY Times.

NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature....Do you know what this is?  This award is intended to enhance the quality of children's literature by promoting writing that contributes to the quality of their lives. 
Each NSK Neustadt jury narrows to areas of children's and young-adult literature principally through the author nominations it brings forward. All nominations  come from the jury members. What do you win?  A check for $25,000, a silver medallion, and a certificate is presented to the laureate at a public ceremony at The University of Oklahoma every other year in odd-numbered years. The 2011 winner is Virginia  Euwer Wolff. Read about it here.


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