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Congratulations to Shutta’s Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to Shutta’s Scholarship Winners!

Congrats go out to Betsy McKee Williams and Meline Scheidel, who have BOTH won scholarships to the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators’ Winter Conference in NY! One person has won my scholarship, plus transportation from the Mich-Chapter. And because we had so many entrants this year the local chapter also opted to fund another person. Wow! Two!

What fun to be able to help folks along the path.

Shutta

Kid Lit Round-up Time, Cybils, & Scrivener giveaway!

Kid Lit Round-up Time, Cybils, & Scrivener giveaway!

Just a short update on interviews, sites, books and links I’ve enjoyed over the last couple of weeks. Hope you’ll find something here, as well, to give you a laugh, to make you pause or furrow your brow.  Enjoy!

Yippee!

 

Interview with a wonderful children’s author Laurie Calkhoven:  Presidents, Boys of Wartime series, and writing at the “Teacher to Teacher” Blog.

 

Wonderful review of Dr. Fred Bortz’ latest book for kids: MELTDOWN! The Nuclear Diaster in Japan and Our Energy Future. (My teacher friends in Japan–listen up!) It’s all at the Shelf-employed Blogspot.

 

A fun NPR piece on the future of picture books with Dan Poynter and Roxie Munro (Feb. 21, 2012). Podcast and transcript–here.

 

Finally . . . an exciting giveaway at Sara Tool miller’s site. Literature & Latte has offered 3 free downloads of their new Scrivener software for PCs. Sara will choose 3 winners. But the deadline is tomorrow–8pm on Feb. 22nd!!!  So go there soon and leave a comment to enter. (Remember–this is only for their PC version, not their MAC version.) I did!

 

And the 2011 CYBIL winners have been announced!!!  Congrats to all the winners.

 

Happy Reading & Writing!

Shutta

 

 

 

 

 

New Grant Announced by Jane Yolen at SCBWI Conference

New Grant Announced by Jane Yolen at SCBWI Conference

Finally! A grant for writers that have been around for a while. Kudos to Jane! More info will be posted soon at the SCBWI site. Plan ahead! In the meantime, here is a short video of Jane talking about the grant at the recent Soc. of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrator’s winter conference.

Video of Jane talking about the grant and this year’s winners.

 

YAY!

 

Shutta