There are two contests from other sources posted in the contest forum. They’re coming up soon (August and September), so mark your calenders now and start polishing your work.
I never thought I would submit my rhyming picture book Cat Amounts for critique because I’ve heard how agents don’t want any rhyming stories. But after a great live forum from two authors of rhyming picture books, Corey Rosen Schwartz and Tiffany Strelitz Haber (you can see their bios here), I tweaked my meter and posted my query and my book. I also posted 5 pages of my middle grade fantasy, Earth Won, after scrambling to remove an important character. I stayed up very late to get all my posts submitted because there’s so much to do and so little time! Now I have to go back and critique other writers’ work, but it should be fun.
I know some of you are dying to know if you won Anna Banks’ signed hardback Of Poseidon. Too bad the first two winners Rafflecopter picked didn’t actually do the tasks they said they did. On the third try, Rafflecopter picked Denise Zaky, so she has three days to send me her address. Congrats, Denise!
Now for the question I want every reader to answer. Do you remember your favorite books from childhood? My new blog partner Paul R. Hewlett asked this question in his last post, and we’d both like to get a list together for another post. Any books your teacher read to you in school or those your parents read at home count as much as the ones you read yourself. We’re looking for any books that brought you comfort or excitement and made you want to read other books. In fact,we’d like to post any books that children would enjoy today, along with whoever recommended them (with your permission).
That’s all for today. I’m in a hurry to get back to WriteOnCon! But I’ll be back to see what you have to say. Thanks!