Saturday, September 1, 2012

Current Scratch: Local events, Shout out, Stories, Fun

Howdy, folks! Schools have started. Traffic has spiked. The Ags are back. I bet you're busy. I am. Still I'm planning to work. Make a goal and keep it!

Hey, if you have any good news send it my way, and I will shout it out on the blog.  Don't be shy!

Our next Schmooze will fall on  9-26-2012  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: Happy 20th Birthday SCBWI BV!

SCBWI-BV Region an upcoming event and we have ONLINE REGISTRATION that has
BEEN EXTENDED!  THERE ARE ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!   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-Member.

AUTHOR VISIT: Tera Lynn Childs, award-winning author of mythology-based young adult novels.
Meet the author, ask questions, book signing, chance to win a book. Free snacks!
Tera Lynn Childs is the author of Oh.My.Gods, Goddess Boot Camp, Forgive My Fins, Fins Are Forever, Just For Fins (July 2012), Sweet Venom, and Sweet Shadows (comes out Sept. 4th)

DATE: Thursday, September 13th
TIME AND LOCATION: Ringer Library in College Station in in the front meeting room.
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm 
Map to Larry J. Ringer Library
If you have questions, call the Reference Desk at (979) 764-3416 or email Kendra at


DATE:  Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, 2011, Doors open at 7.
TIME AND LOCATION: Stage Center Theater (201-B W. 26th St.) in downtown Bryan, TX.
COST: Tickets are available at the door: $25/both nights, $15/one night; with student ID, $15/both nights, $10/one night.


Great thanks to Liz Mertz and Kathy Ruth for a great program covering the SCBWI Summer Conference -- the next best thing to being there. Thanks for sharing cool tidbits and the toasting the light of children's books. If you want to read more about the SCBWI Conference check out the SCBWI blog

Candi Lynn Fite completed her Camp August NaNoWrMo goal. Here is a Facebook link!  Go congratulate her.


Here is an inspiration promotional story from an author who has launched a grassroots campaign to get the word out about her books. From PW.

Here is an interesting approach to writing a series from a group of Canadian authors. From PW.

A fun thought from C.S Lewis  -- Your book bill ought to be your biggest extravagance."  Check out the backstory on GalleyCat.


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After our monthly schoomze we join together for lunch and conversation. This month at Abuelo's.  Good times.

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1 comment:

  1. Great scratch. Thanks for the shout out, Molly! Cute pic.