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June 2013 Roundup

Summer is full-on, and with school being out and everybody hitting the road for Parts Unknown, author and illustrator events are slowing down. That doesn’t mean Houston won’t still have events throughout the summer, there will just be fewer of them. There are lots of other KidLit related things I’d like to pass on to you though:

Nugget and FangFor picture book writers:
There’s an interesting analysis of Tammi Sauer’s  NUGGET AND FANG on author Pam Calvert’s blog, Woven with Pixie Dust. (If you aren’t familiar with Pam, here’s a post I wrote about her visit to one of our local SCBWI meetings.)

For unagented writers:
Anna Olswanger (twitter: @AnnaOlswanger) a Senior Literary Agent with Liza Dawson Associates, has donated a manuscript consultation as a literary agent to an online auction by The Born Free Foundation (@BFFoundation). The winning bidder may submit up to 10 pages of a manuscript for a 10-minute phone consultation. Anna has sold to Bloomsbury, Chronicle, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin, Penguin, Random House, and Simon & Schuster, among other publishers. The auction closes this Saturday, June 29th. Tell all your writing friends! #kidlit #agent @AnnaOlswanger @BFFoundation

The Witch of DuvaFor published (or about to be published) writers:
The Pub(lishing) Crawl blog has a post from NYT Best Selling author of the Grisha Trilogy  Liegh Bardugo on Bonus Content. Read THE WITCH OF DUVA free!

For writers who are curious about the editorial process and for writers who will soon be receiving editorial letters:
Author Christina Farley, author of the 2014 release GILDED, is starting a series of posts on each stage of the publishing process.

For the local folks:
Katy Branch Library has a new children’s librarian—Bryan. Stop in and say hi!

For local SCBWI members:
If you are in town, I’ll see you at our meeting Monday, July 1, to hear lawyer/writer Iona McAvoy talk to us about protecting our work from plagiarism.

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