One of my favorite writers, bloggers, and friends is on Summer hiatus from her site/blog Cynsations. Yes, THE Cynthia Leitich Smith! A wonder of a woman, a wonder of a writer, and a wonderful friend to all writers and authors in the children's lit world. Cyn does an amazing Friday round-up of Links and News for Writers and while I can't even BEGIN to do what she does, here are a few links from blogs/articles that I've particularly enjoyed the past month or two.
Check out all her marvelous books right here: Cynthia Leitich Smith's Amazon Author Page
This is a shorter version this week since I've been DRAFTING like crazy! Just hit THE END!! :-)
THE WRITING LIFE:
Write On Con: The biggest, most stupendous online, and FREE Writer's Conference! Editors, Agents, and Authors share their expertise and knowledge about writing and the business! Coming August 130-14, 2013. Read the past two WOC conferences from 2011 and 2012 on the site. It's all archived!
Tim Tharpe on Breaking the Writing Rules
Sharon Shinn on Writing for the Long Haul
Austin Teen Book Festival Line-Up! Wow!
Corsets, Cutlasses and Candlesticks: a Fantastic Historical Fiction Writing Blog
FOR TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS
Interview with Colby Sharp, Nerdy Book Club Owner
Nerdy Book Club: if you're not already reading this, you should, whether you're a writer, librarian, reader, or teacher.
Mr. Schu: Watch, Connect, Read! (5th Grade Teacher)
School Libraries are Year Round despite crippling Budget Cuts/
And just because I love it so much! Shayne Leighton did my book trailer. Check out her brand new book in her "Of Light and Darkness" Series at the link!
Enjoy and Happy Weekend!