Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Current Scratch:Shout Out!, Publishing News, Interest.

Hi folks, I hope that you have a chance to get out and see the wildflowers. The Brazos Valley is blooming and hope that your projects are doing the same.

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: Writing Lyrical.

Also mark your calendar. It's national poetry month, and our local region of SCBWI promotes poetry in the our town every year by holding a contest for 6th through 8th graders in the Brazos Valley. Consider attending the award ceremony. Want to know more? Please email our regional advisor, Liz Mertz.

Young Poets on the Brazos poetry reading and award ceremony
Date: April 16, 2013
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: A&M United Methodist Church, 417 University, College Station

We have a local children's book club. Check it out.

Children's Literature Book Club
Date:  April 25th and May 30th
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: The ArtsCenter

Books to be discussed:

April: The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P Figg by Rodman Philbrick

May: The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks
Please learn more by following this link:
Kathi Appelt has a new book on the horizon: THE TRUE BLUE SCOUTS OF SUGAR MAN SWAMP.  Out in July from Simon and Schuster. Read about it here: .
Sherry Garland's first picture book THE LOTUS SEED just had a birthday! It's 20 years old and in its 14th printing.  Check it out here.

Amazon has acquired the book lovers social networking site: Goodreads. Read about it here.

Here's a new imprint from Enslow. They are accepting submissions. This is all about boy books. Here is a link to Speeding Star.


This article at GalleyCat might be of some interest to those who wish to self publish. This article offers links to many self publishing video tutorials on the web. Enjoy here.

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

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