Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's Kidlitosphere Interview Wednesday

I'm hosting Interview Wednesday today. What does that mean? It means I'm posting a roundup of links to kids' writing related interviews from the past week or so. You'll find interviews with all sorts of people in children's literature--authors, illustrators, editors, agents and librarians.

I'll add links throughout the day and evening to this post. To leave a link to your interview, please add it to the comments and I'll put it here.

So for your reading pleasure, here we go:

JoAnn Early Macken has posted an interview with Donna Gephart on the TeachingAuthors blog. Readers can enter to win an autographed copy of Donna's book, How To Survive Middle School. Donna shares a couple of her favorite writing exercises and a funny anecdote about a workhshop she presented. See: Entry deadline is Friday, 8/26.

Playing By the Book has an interview with British author Frances Hardinge:

Don't miss Bigfoot Reads where you'll find the "purloined" interview with Colleen AF Venable at:

Hope you can hop on over to enjoy those interviews. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Interview Wednesday Tomorrow

I'm hosting Interview Wednesday tomorrow. Can't wait to see who's been Q&A'd this week.

If you'd like to leave your link to your interview early, feel free to add it in the comments. And please come back tomorrow for links to some excellent interviews about people in children's literature--authors, illustrators, editors, agents and librarians.

Monday, August 22, 2011

SCBWI Canada East Conference

I was lucky enough this year to get to SCBWI's Momentous 40th anniversary conference in LA. Read about it here. My take on that amazing experience will appear on this blog in a bit. But allow me to momentarily don my official SCBWI Canada East Regional Advisor hat to shout about an event closer to home:

"The Courage to Create" Fall SCBWI Canada East Conference
No matter whether you're creating, marketing, or promoting your work, it all takes courage. 

October 14-16, 2011
Ottawa, Ontario
Sheraton Downtown Ottawa
150 Albert Street


Diane Kerner, VP, Scholastic Canada
Susan Hawk, Agent, The Bent Agency
RJ Anderson, Author of Ultraviolet, Spell Hunter, and more
Ben Hodson, illustrator of Richard Was a Picker, Jeffrey and Sloth, and more

* Crystal Kite Award presentation to Marsha Skrypuch
* one-on-one critiques
* Friday night Bookstore Book Bash at Collected Works

You can download the brochure from this site (scroll down to the linked pdf file).