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!