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June 2010 Kidlit Events In Los Angeles

The following kidlit book signings and events will be taking place in the LA area in the month of June, 2010. Go kids books! Saturday June, 12th: 10:30 am: Author Francesca Lia Block reads her Picture Book House of Dolls at Children’s Book World. Located at: 10580 1/2 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064…

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Quote of The Week: Jacqueline Woodson

“World shut up and get away from me! I have the right to tell my story!” – Jacqueline Woodson Jacqueline Woodson is an author of numerous award-winning books for children and young adults including Miracle Boys, Hush, Peace Locomotion, Feathers and many more. The is the winner of many awards including the Caldacott Medal, The…

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2010 SCBWI Summer Conference Registration Opens

Yes! It’s finally here! It’s time to register for the SCBWI Summer Conference! The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators annual summer conference in Los Angeles will be open for registration starting Wednesday, April 21st (that’s tomorrow!!). This is a must-see event for anyone who is serious about a career in children’s literature. This…

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Sneek Peek At SCBWI Summer Line-up

Yesterday, I was at the SCBWI Southern California writers day, a day packed with great speakers and inspiration. But at the end of the day we got a sneak peek at who will be attending the SCBWI LA Summer Conference. To wet your appetite here’s some of the powerhouse authors and illustrators that will be…

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LA Festival of Books YA Line-Up

Every year Los Angeles shows it’s book pride by celebrating the written word in one glorious weekend of book bedazzlement! If you aren’t familiar with this fantastic festival it is the Los Angeles Festival of Books hosted on the UCLA campus. This year the event takes place on the 24th and 25th of April, and…

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May The Note Passing Begin

In school, our teachers told us not to pass notes. Of course, in those days our notes said things like “Bobby is cute,” or “Will this class EVER end?” But now that we are older, wiser, and our notes are a wee bit more sophisticated, I say: Let the note passing begin! So…Why Are You…

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Coming Soon!

Welcome to my blog! Coming soon will be posts that share my notes from various writing and publishing workshops (geared mostly toward the kidlit market). Visit again soon to find notes from the following events: 2010 Annual New York SCBWI Conference 2009, 2008, and 2007 Annual Los Angeles SCBWI Conferences 2010 IWOSC¬† “Working on Your…

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