Don Tate on Medal Worship: How I Stuck My Head in the Clouds and Got Crushed - via Cynsations, on the merits of staying focused.
At the Nerdy Book Club, "Revising Historical Friction" by Laurel Snyder - powerful!
From Adventures in YA Publishing: WOW Wednesday: Lessons From A Debut Year by Megan Shepherd
From PW ShelfTalker (Elizabeth Bluemle, owner of The Flying Pig bookstore in Vermont): Jarrett J. Krosoczka, That's How a School Visit is Done!
"What Happened To Your Book Today" a poem by Kate Messner. All authors need to read this!
Pepper in Your Chocolate: An Interview with Paul O. Zelinsky at illonational - a new blog for and about illustrators, hosted by Rachelle Meyer, the International Illustrator Coordinator of SCBWI.
The Annual Awards For Children's Books Are Out on Morning Edition at NPR. Click to go listen.