Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Current Scratch: Marketing, Good, RIP

Howdy, folks. I hope the rain has helped you spend some time working on your stories.  

Our next Schmooze will fall on  7-25-2012  at the College Station Barnes and Noble.  Bring copies (up to 5) for gentle critique at 9:30 a.m.  Our program begins at 10 a.m. and the discussion topic will be: Schmooze: Historical Fiction for Children.

SCBWI-BV Region has two upcoming events and we now have ONLINE REGISTRATION.  The links are to the left. Here are brief details. Follow the links to learn more.

SCBWI-BV Saturday Workshop: Finding the Story
SPEAKERS: Mary Wade (non-fiction) and Jo Whittmore (YA).
DATE: August 18, 2012
TIME/LOCATION:: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arts Center, 2275 Dartmouth, College Station, TX
COST: $45 SCBWI members, $50 Non-members.

SCBWI-BV Writing Intensive with Executive Editor of Philomel, Jill Santopolo.
DATE: November 3, 2012
TIME/LOCATION:  8 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. The Glory Inn on Still Creek Ranch, Bryan, TX 77808COST: $150 SCBWI Members and $175 Non-Members


I think this guy Michael Hyat is a smart cookie. I go to his sit often for practical advice about marketing, social, media, platform building, etc. Consider giving some of posts a read.

Do you know about KidLitosphere Central --The Society of Bloggers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Go here to learn you know everything about kid-lit. !


Hey, book sales were up in May. Check it out here.

Texas author Varian Johnson just landed a deal with Scholastic!  Check out the details here.  


Were you a fan of Encyclopedia Brown? I know I was. Author Donald Sobol has passed away. Here is a thoughtful article about his passing in Mediabistro.  

The views expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of the SCBWI.