At HuffPost: Diversity in Children's Books: Moving From Outcry to Real, Market-Driven Solutions
At "From the Mixed-Up Files": Summer Writing: tips for a successful season by Sarah Aronson
Caldecott winner Eric Rohmann is interviewed at the new "Number Five Bus Presents..." blog by Erin and Philip Stead. Eric will be teaching in our Hollins University MFA in Children's Book Writing and Illustrating this summer!
The Writing Process - Author Blog Tour with Mike Curato
At Writers' Rumpus - What's in a Cover?
At Shelf Awareness: Children's Picture Books: Swinging Toward Nonfiction
From PW and Flavorwire: 8 Literary Homes You Can Buy Right Now - including Beverly Cleary's 1910 Bungalow. Can you imagine? Groovy.
At The New York Times - a good summary of "the war" between Amazon and Hachette: As Publishers Fight Amazon, Books Vanish
From PW via USA Today: 13 of Maya Angelou's best quotes - for instance, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Kirkus Reviews Founds $150,000 Kirkus Book Prizes at Shelf Awareness - awesome!
At PW: How To Write YA by Seth Fishman
At HuffPost: Jane Yolen, America's Hans Christian Anderson, on Rejection, Reading Out Loud & the Keys to Writing Great Books for Kids. I love this quote: "it's harder to sell a great book to a publisher than a good one" - by Jane's late husband.