The winner (drawn randomly from those who entered) of a pdf version of HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR CHILDREN’S BOOK by Katie Davis is Vanessa Morris. Yay, Vanessa! And a big thanks to all who entered the drawing for the free book, and who subscribed to my blog. Keep posted for future interviews and freebies.
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!
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!
Elizabeth M. is the winner of the free 2012 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market, published by Writer’s Digest Books. (Thank you, Chuck Sambuchino!) The CWIM giveaway was in support of all the writing done this month by folks signed up for the National Novel Writing Month, Picture Book Idea Month, or Picture Book Month–as well as those simply nurturing their muses this past November.
Congratulations to all of you!
One of the requirements of the drawing was to relay what you each did to feed your muse in November. Elizabeth says,
“I went to “Courting the Muse,” Michigan Writers’ and NWMU’s one-day workhshop for writers and heard/met Jack Driscoll and Fleda Brown, and to MSU’s RCAH Visiting Poet’s Series presentation with Jack Ridl.”
Continue feeding those muses!