May 02, 2007

Shouts-Out--Because Who Doesn't Like a Shout-Out?

Thanks to Colleen for letting me know about some props for our latest cartoon, at Ed Rants and GalleyCat. Woo hoo! My crappy drawings are famous! (And really, I can draw much better than that. I'm just not the world's best cartoonist...)


Next, a shout-out to Fuse #8 and Jen Robinson's Book Page for being runners-up for a Litty Award for Best KidLit Blogger. Congrats to Betsy and Jen! It's always great to get a little wider recognition for the kidlit blogging world. (Via Jen Robinson's Book Page).


This is really more of a heads-up, but it also deserves a shout-out--don't forget to check out the latest issue of Readergirlz. In honor of National Mental Health Month, the May issue contains a lot of great information and links about mental health and mental illness. And don't miss the author chat with Dia Calhoun--a fellow Mills College alumna, yay!--about her book The Phoenix Dance.


Last but not least, a little shout-out to ourselves, along with Little Willow, Kelly, and Gina--we will be presenting a panel on the kidlit blogging world at the upcoming SCBWI conference. We're scheduled for Friday morning, which is great, because it doesn't conflict with any of the sessions being given by TAMORA PIERCE (yaaaaaay!!!). You can find me, Kelly, and Gina listed under the "faculty" and our session listed under the workshops section. We're hoping to talk quite a bit about the Cybils, about things like blog tours and Readergirlz and other exciting happenings in the blog world. If you're planning on going, come support us!

19 comments:

TadMack said...

Tamora Pierce? TAMORA PIERCE!? Oh, wow. I may actually go for more than our Friday session!

TadMack said...

PS - You notice the SCBWI page? Somehow only YOUR names are on it... which means I get to duck out. Huzzah!

Kelly said...

I can't wait!!

And hip hip hooray for the cartoon, Readergirz, Jen and Fuse.

Kelly said...

Oh, and I can think of one person who doesn't like the shout out :)

Little Willow said...

I am looking forward to it!

I am not listed at the website. Uh-oh. This is the type of thing I take as a sign.

Disco Mermaids said...

Can't wait to meet y'all in person! It looks like it's going to be a fun conference.

- Jay

TadMack said...

Heh. There IS one person who doesn't like shout-outs. And I noticed him in the cartoon... hee!

LW, you and me are going to bug out and see Cecil while Kelly, AF and Gina work! Bwa-hahahaha!

a. fortis said...
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a. fortis said...

Thanks, Jay!! Looking forward to meeting the Disco Mermaids, too!

And, NO, you guys may NOT ditch! Not allowed!! I will have to inquire as to why there are only three of us listed.

I was thinking...should it actually be "shout-outs," or should it remain "shouts-out," like "passers-by?"

Dia Calhoun said...

Thanks for supporting readergirlz--and a fellow Mills Alumna! (wish I knew who you were :~)

Jen Robinson said...

Thanks so much, a.f.! And oh how I wish I could come to the conference...

Jen Robinson said...

Oh, and congratulations for the Galley Cat thing. So cool!

Little Willow said...

Tanita: Ha ha! Yay, Cecil! Wait - are you petite? If so, we'll have to see who ends up the shortest.

MotherReader said...

Just wanted to stop by and stay congrats on the cartoon's appearance in Galleycat. Super cool.

Now I want to go to the conference and hang out with all the cool kids.

TadMack said...

MotherReader, I haven't been a cool kid a day in my life! (Maybe that's why blogging is so fun - it's the delayed High School response...)

LW - I am above five feet on a good day, but wait 'til you see A.F...

And a special shout-out to Dia, from TWO Mills alums, class of '04! We keep track of our own!

a. fortis said...

Hey, I'm above five feet! I swear!! I'm going to start saying "just under five-two" now, which sounds better than "five one-and-a-half"--that just sounds like I'm trying to stretch the truth.

Hurray for shorties! (I mean that in the literal way, not the slangy way...)

DaviMack said...

See, a.fortis, now you've got me having to ask: what's the "slangy" meaning of "shorties?" Do I even want to know?

a. fortis said...

To my knowledge, "shorties" can mean either children, or more commonly, hos--i.e., young ladies.

Little Willow said...

A. You are taller than me!