I was so looking forward to Mandy's post today and when it wasn't there, I reread my post above and realized that maybe she thought that it was just going to be me. Oh no!! I corrected the post now and hopefully we'll hear from Mandy soon. My agenting series will be back the first Monday in February.
Meanwhile to make up for this snafu, I am going to give you a sneak peek at one of the beginning videos for the upcoming interactive Craft and Business of Writing Children's Picture Books e-Course, which combines live webinars, written and video lessons, templates, optional critique groups and more goodies than you can shake a stick at (possibly an Australian expression). Anyway your upcoming video is on writing hooks to seduce the reader into reading further. And if you like weirdness, note how my bad-hair-day-hat takes on a life of its own towards the end :)
We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome new bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with Clear Fork/Spork editor/art director, former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the fabulous debut author/illustrator Maggie Brown.
And 5th Mondays will feature a surprise reprise from over nine years of archives.