Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Current Scratch: Local Events, Shout Out, Awards, App, New Adult

Howdy, folks!  Spring is in the air! Proof positve: my redbud tree is covered with buds. I hope that you are springing up with new projects, too. I've heard there are bluebonnets in North Bryan already!

Mark your calendars. Our next Schmooze will fall on 3-27-13 at the College Station Barnes and Noble. Bring copies (up to 5) for gentle critique at 9:30 a.m.  Our Schmooze program begins at 10 a.m. This month: Kid-lit discussion boards - Why? What? How? See you there!


Children's Literature Book Club
Date: March 28
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: The ArtsCenter

Please learn more by following this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChildLitbookclub/


Congrats!  Beautiful new cover of Sherry Garland's book, Voices of Pearl Harbor. Available locally at Barnes and Noble.


This year's SCBWI Golden Kite has been announced along with Sid Fleischman Award winners and honorees. The Golden Kite for fiction goes to: The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook by Joanne Rocklin. For the complete list of winners, follow this link.

Check out the Charolotte Zolotow Award for picture book text awarded by the Cooperative Children's Book Center. This year's winner is  Each Kindness, written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E. B. Lewis. Follow the link to learn the rest of the honorees.


Here is an app that may be of some interest to you. Check out Scholastic's Storia.

New Adult

One buzzing genre out there is a new adult and may be of some interest to those who write books for readers between teens and adults. Here is an article discussing this new genre. Check out this article about  a "new adult" imprint.

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

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