Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Current Scratch: Join Us, Statewide, Interest, Market, RIP

Ah, we have reached the time of the year that it is necessary to hunker down in the air condition to continue to survive. I hope you are getting lots of work done.

Join us for our Next Schmooze. Alternative Avenues of Publishing. 10 a.m. July 30. Barnes & Noble. College Station. There are many new avenues open to children's authors. We will discuss options. Please bring any options you are aware of to share.


SCBWI North Texas Chapter Hosts Conference for Authors and Illustrators of Children’s Literature
Date/Time: all day Saturday, Sep. 27, 2014 with optional sessions the morning of Sunday, Sep. 28
Location: Addison Conference & Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas 75001
More: Visit https://northtexas.scbwi.org/events/out-of-this-world/ for conference details and to register online.

SCBWI Webinar  for Texas Regions. Want to write for magazines? Webinar: Get Published in Children’s Magazines with author Chris Eboch.  Please sign up through SCBWI Brazos Valley. Here is the link. Funds for this event support your local SCBWI.

Date/Time- 08/12/2014, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $10 for members, $35 for non members. 


Here is an article about the daily routines of some famous creative folk. This may inform your creative journey.  Here is a link: The Daily Routines of Famous People.

Surrounding yourself with creative folk is important. Here is article about 11 Beautiful Friendships between Authors from the Huffington Post by Claire Fallon.


Check out this comprehensive article about the shifting children's book market in PW. 


We've are all sorely feeling this loss. RIP, Walter Dean Myers. Here's an article in PW. 

For over 55 years, she shared her editorial skills with the children's creative community. RIP, Francis Foster. Here's an article in PW. 

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

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