May 27, 2010

I was getting ready for BEA. “Ooh,” I say to myself, “There is an app by sideways.com available for conference goers” It was a very cool app that tells you who is signing where, when, and at what booth. Of course, I download it. “How cool is that,” I think. Plus, it says, download the…

May 25, 2010

I’ll be doing BEA “from-the-aisles” interviews of authors, editors and bloggers for my radio show. Anyone want me to ask any specific questions, post it to my Facebook wall or as a comment here on my blog! I have some interviews set up, and some will be on the fly. It’ll have to be pre-recorded,…

May 24, 2010

Ever want to ask author/illustrator Peter Reynolds a question? Call him today at 4pm at (646) 595-4478. He’s the guy who illustrates the hugely popular Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald. He also wrote and illustrated the picture book The Dot as well as one of my favorites, Ish, among others. Because why rest when there…

May 23, 2010

Though it’s not a YA title, if I ever wore a hat it would be completely off my head to author Jennifer Belle, who wrote The Seven Year Bitch. Knowing that one of the greatest joys is to spot a stranger reading one’s book in public (I know whereof she speaks!), she hired actors to…

May 22, 2010

I was doing some back and forth emailing a friend I’m collaborating with on a picture book I wrote and he is illustrating (not yet sold – we have high hopes. He’s a genius). He sent me a drawing of a character in the first spread, the one he’s doing tight and in color, like…

May 19, 2010

I get the PBS Teacherline newsletter because they use Who Hops? for one of their courses. In the latest issue I just found free webinar archives that seem to me to be a teacher’s treasure trove! Just click here to see to them. They have stuff like … A Fresh Look at Teaching The Diary of Anne Frank …

May 17, 2010

I’m trying to figure out a regular schedule for all the social media stuff we authors like to keep up with…or need to keep up with? I have somehow – don’t ask me how – started enjoying tweeting. I don’t like to tweet about things that are personal so much, but related to books, I’m…