I've neglected to mention something. I have a new link on the side of my blog. It's to Author's Now! --a group of debut children's book authors and illustrators. Our founder, Cynthea Liu, says it best:
AuthorsNow! is a collaboration of debut children’s book authors and illustrators who are the fresh and emerging voices in children’s and young adult literature today. Created with the parent, teacher, librarian and bookseller in mind, AuthorsNow! is a one-stop-shop to learn about all of our authors and illustrators. Here you’ll be able to …
• get up-to-date descriptions of forthcoming books
• read the latest on our authors
• download supplemental resources such as teaching guides, quizzes, and other materials
• book an author or author panel for your school, library or organization
• participate in contests and giveaways
• find out about debut author events
• and much, much more.
We’ll also be serving up a fresh cup of content on a regular basis related to children’s literature and what’s happening in the field today.
Our authors range from picture book authors to teen novelists, fiction and nonfiction alike, and all are published by major trade publishers in the United States.
If you are a qualifying debut author you may apply here.
If you have any questions or suggestions for AuthorsNow! please do not hesitate to contact us. We welcome you to explore everything AuthorsNow! has to offer and hope you enjoy the site.
Author of PARIS PAN TAKES THE DARE, Putnam (06/11/2009)
and SASS: THE GREAT CALL OF CHINA, Puffin (02/19/2009)
You'll find tons of great content and lots of books you'll put on your to read list. I'm there too--waiting for 2010.