Beth Revis posted a ton of great links yesterday (including some recent contests!), which reminded me I've been meaning to do the same. Some of them may be repeats, but if they are, they must be worth it, right? ; )
The Bridget Zinn fundraiser and auction was brought to my attention by this post over at Market My Words. Now I'm seeing it all over! A lot of authors/writers are pitching in. What a great community we have. Comment on Sheli's blog post, check out the auction, donate, and/or buy a signed copy of HOP! PLOP! by Corey Schwartz!
Keri Mikulski has her Yay for YA Summer Give Away up. Win some books!
Have you read Pj Hoover's book, THE EMERALD TABLET? The first chapter of the second book in the series, THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD, is posted HERE as a teaser on Buried in the Slush. THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD comes out in October - can't wait!
Here's one you might have read, seeing as it was posted a couple months ago, but if you haven't, it's a great read - Q&A With Four Young Agents.
Avoiding Red-Flag Mistakes on Your First Page - great list!
The QueryTracker blog on The Dreaded Pitch. Time-worthy reading.
Agent Rachelle Gardner on Antatomy of a Winning Query and Getting THE CALL. Anyone else get butterflies just reading that? Anyway, her post reminded me of Ginger Clark's guest blog on How to Handle an Offer of Representation over on Nathan's blog from a couple years ago. Still great reading. Check it out!
Agent Janet Reid on Social Interactions with Agents.
Agent Jenny Bent on The Agent who Knew Too Much.
Kathy Temean, illustrator and New Jersey SCBWI Regional Advisor, has started a great new blog called Writing and Illustrating for children. (Link via Corey's blog. Thanks!)
Check out the blog Boys Blogging Books where a group of teen boys are reviewing books and sharing what they like. Great for those of you writing "boy" books, yea?
Aannd, Through the Tollbooth is blogging about author branding all week. The first post Author Branding - The Thing That Makes Us Go Hmmmm suggests a great way to consider what your shadow brand is: Your brand is what people say about you when you leave the room. Hmmm. I wonder....
Woo! That's a wrap. I just looked over Beth's list again and she has a bunch of other great stuff, so check that out for even more!