Wednesday Writers…

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As I am winding my blog down for the year, I would like to highlight some authors who I think are just plain out awesome sauce! I fully recommend their books and think they would look wonderful sitting on your shelf (the books, not the author. *hahaha*). So please read below and see what these people do for the industry, and if you will… buy some of their books.

Julie Gribble

Julie Gribble

Julie Gribble is the owner of New York Media Works which creates and produces works for children and the children’s literature community in both the United States and Great Britain. She founded KidLit TV to help children’s authors and illustrators broaden their audience by using new technologies to complement and promote their work. KidLit TV is the first online resource of its kind for parents, librarians, teachers, and kid lit creators.

Find out more about Julie, KidLit.TV, New York Media Works, and her amazing book at her WEBSITE.

Tara Lazar

wpid-tarafall2011picclose.jpgTara Lazar is the founder and leader of PiBoIdMo. A picture book writer’s challenge to come up with 30 ideas in 30 days. She has just completed her 7th annual contest. She is the author of The Monstore, I Thought This Was A Bear Book, & Little Red Gliding Hood.

Find out more about Tara and her amazing books at her WEBSITE.

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Susanna Hill

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Susanna Hill offers an online writing course for picture book writers. She also host many writing contests through the year. Susanna is also a great writer’s advocate as she features a “Would You Read It?” post on her blog as well as “Perfect Picture Book Friday” where she gives a shout out to some of her favorite books.

Find out more about Susanna, her workshop and her amazing books at her WEBSITE.

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Kami Kinard & Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

kami and s Kami & Sudipta are the FANTASTIC duo who put on the KidLit Summer School. These two multi-talented peeps. *you’ll get this if you’ve attended the classes. :)* Have an assortment of publications to their names.

Find out more about each of them and their awesome books at the their websites… Kami’s WEBSITE & Sudipta’s WEBSITE.

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Elaine Kiely Kearns & Sylvia Liu

Elaine-&-SylviaElaine & Sylvia are the FANTASTIC duo who put together KidLit411. This is the place where you can find tons of links to help you out as a writer and/or illustrator.

Find out more about each of them and their awesome books at their websites… Elaine’s WEBSITE & Sylvia’s WEBSITE.

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Alison Hertz

Alison K. HertzAlison Hertz is not only an author, but a fantastic artist as well. She heads up Doodle Day to help get those creative juices flowing as well as providing a daily exercise to draw and improve your craft.

Find out more about Alison, Doodle Day, and her awesome book at her WEBSITE.

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So there are my few top pics of authors and illustrators to support.

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Do you know of any other great authors/illustrators you would like to add to my list?

Until next time,

Happy Writing!
~t

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Thinking Thursday – Writing/Illustrating Groups

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Writing / Illustrating Groups

Why is it important to join groups?   I’ve heard a lot of people ask this. They are worried about ideas being stolen, techniques being copied, among other things. Honestly, I know of one person who has had this problem. ONE in fifteen years!

The benefits far outweigh the fears. In writing and illustrating groups I have found a tribe like no other. They get “me”!!! They know the struggles. The triumphs. The self-doubt. The isolation. The fear of rejection. The Snoopy Dancing of acceptance. EVERYTHING! They know ‘me’ and they know ‘you’ too. We all go through these things.

I’ve been able to share techniques, learn about workshops, books, conferences, all to help me better myself.

I’ve been able to help those who don’t have as much experience as me too. Although I feel as if I’m a newbie at things too. I have never stopped learning about my craft.

They are there to listen to your whine and offer the perfect cheese to go with it.   😀   <big, cheesy grin>

They are my support group, my cheerleaders, my friends.

You can find groups through email and social media. Here are a few I have found invaluable on Facebook:

There are so many more on Facebook. Just search for what you are looking for!

One forum I tell EVERYONE to check out is:

There are so many out there, but those are a few of my favorites.

Get out and mingle. You are sure to find great people and friends who know your heart.

 

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Let me know what groups you have found beneficial?
What other ways do you have to mingle?
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Happy Writing!
~t

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www. KidLit411.com

KidLit411

 

KidLit411.com

Are you a writer and/or illustrator who would like to find a lot of information all in one place? Then KidLit411 is for you.

On the KidLit411 website, you can find information on agents, courses, conferences, contests, challenges, and so many other things. This is a great website that is compact and full of information.

 

Go check them out!

 

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