New & Noteworthy . . . Catching Up!

New & Noteworthy . . . Catching Up!

Life has been hectic, lately! I just returned from speaking at the University of Virginia at Wise. (Another post to come on this!) So I do apologize for not posting these last few weeks. However, I do have a treasure trove of news items for you now.

Firstly, my good friend Debbie Diesen has a wonderful post about writing with rhythm and rhyme at the Write Up My Life Blog. It’s at: http://writeupmylife.com/2012/05/01/debbie-diesen-may-12-x-12-featured-author/ .  Check it out–she leads you step-by-step through her process. Clearly written and worth doing for poets and writers of children’s books.

Secondly, I recently found out that MINE! was an SCBWI Crystal Kite winner for the Texas-Okla. area. Entered by the illustrator, Patrice Barton–MINE! rose up through the ranks via voting by other children’s book writers and illustrators. What an honor, to be recognized by one’s colleagues. Way to go, Patrice! Info on the Crystal Kites is at: http://www.scbwi.org/Pages.aspx/2012-Crystal-Kite-Winners.

 

Finally, I recently sold a new manuscript to Knopf! YAY! It will be a kind of companion book to MINE! Tentatively titled: UH-OH! Since it just sold, it will be a while before it is out. More info on this later. . .

 

Happy Writing!
Shutta

About Shutta

Shutta Crum writes picture books for children, novels for teens and poetry for adults. She is also a storyteller, a public speaker and a librarian. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, and her articles about teaching and writing have appeared in many professional journals. In 2005, she was honored by being one of eight authors invited to the White House for the Easter Egg Roll. In 2010 she was invited to tour American military base schools across Japan. Her latest book is DOZENS OF COUSINS (Clarion). It has garnered glowing reviews. And her book, MINE! (Alfred A. Knopf) was noted by the New York Times as one of the best board books of the year.

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