At Numéro Cinq - an older, but worth reading again article: "Who Am I? What the Lowly Riddle Reveals by Julie Larios
From Brooklyn Arden (via Cynsations): A Ramble: The Elements of Writerly Talent and Improvement
From 100 Scope Notes: The Wildest Children's Books of 2014
From Shelf Awareness: Remembering the Salman Rushdie Fatwa - never doubt the courage of booksellers!
From The Atlantic: The Death of the Artist - and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur
From BuzzFeed: This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege
From Shelf Awareness: 18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit in Their Lifetime
From The Mixed Up Files: Procrastination, Celebration, and Hibernation: Seasons of A Writer's Life by Michelle Houts.
From SLJ, Fuse #8 (Betsy Bird): What's Trending? Hot Themes in kid lit and what we want to see
And while you're there, don't miss Betsy's video compilation "2015: A Beautiful Multicultural Year."