My WIP (which has been “in progress” for almost three years) is finally ready to query! I’m in the process of gathering a list of potential agents (fingers crossed) and came across this lucky agent contest with Writer’s Digest.
So I’m throwing my hat in the ring (or ring in the hat, as I told my husband) and hoping the logline and first 200 words of Inside Hudson Pickle will appeal to Christa Heschke of McIntosh & Otis Literary Agency.
A greeting From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors…
A Holiday Message to You
Happy Holidays everyone! Hope you are enjoying it as much as me.
We’ve already celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada, but I want to wish our southern neighbours a safe and happy holiday. I am thankful to live in a country that supports art and culture. I hope that all my friends and family in America are able to say the same.
And on that note, my congratulations to all the winners and nominees of this years Canadian Children’s Literature Awards. And thank you to the Grand Forks Library for hosting my presentation on “Getting Published”. I’m looking forward to meeting you all next week.
From award winning, published authors to the those participating in NaNoWriMo – I applaud you all and I’m honoured to be part of your community. On both sides of the boarder.
Thank you, Colin Dewar, for this great article about Road Block in the Woolwich Observer.
Time for Road Block! Free Book! Contest open till August 7th… Enter now!
Today I found out that I am this year’s recipient of the Martha Weston Grant! Which means I will be attending the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) conference this August in LA! Read the news release here. My congratulations to the runner up, Janet Lawler, and all the other applicants. I look forward to meeting you at the conference!
The Martha Weston Grant is awarded to an SCBWI writer or illustrator who has previously been published and would like to work in a different genre of children’s literature. So this is my official declaration that I intend to write non-fiction books for children, specifically related to science. It’s time to put all that education to work again. And this means I can multi-task while reading all those science books with Oliver!
My sincere thanks to the selection committee and most of all to The Hairston Family for honouring the memory of Martha Weston, the author and illustrator of over 60 books for children including picture books, easy readers, and a middle grade novel. Read more about her amazing career here.
The community of Rossland has been so supportive of my Road Block launch – thank you!
Thanks to Adrian Barnes for his great article in the Rossland Telegraph.
And thanks to Monika Smutny for covering the event for the Rossland News and to Tatyanna for the wonderful review of Road Block. It was great to see the smiling faces of those who attended the book launch at Cafe Books on the front page of the May 10th paper.
It is amazing to live in a city that is so supportive of it’s artists!