Tag: scbwi

  • May News: Earth Day, Featured Blog and Mother’s Day

    This is a newsy post for May: Celebrating Earth Day This week, I did a couple school visits to celebrate Earth Day, as part of the Authors For Earth Day program. Yes, it was after Earth Day, but it was the only time we could schedule it. Fiction Notes: Featured SCBWI Blog for May/June I’ve […]

  • The SCBWI Sparks Award: Recognizing Excellence in Self-Published Books

    The SCBWI Sparks Award: Recognizing Excellence in Self-Published Books

    The Society of Children’s Bookwriters and Illustrators has recently announced the formation of a new award, the Spark Award, which is designed to recognize excellence in books published in a “non-traditional publishing route.” As the 2013 winner of the Writer’s Digest Self-Published award for children’s picture books, I find this announcement an exciting development. The […]

  • Meet Editor Karl Jones and Agent Dawn Frederick

    It started innocently enough. When Scholastic editor Nick Eliolpos spoke at a local conference, he talked about his love of Spiderman. So, I dubbed him the Peter Parker of children’s literature. And now, it’s a tradition that speakers at our conference must be tagged with a popular super-hero or super-character. Read about these figures in […]

  • Marketing Intensive at SCBWI-NYC Conference

    I’ll be speaking at the NYC SCBWI conference at the Marketing Intensive on Friday, January 27, 2012. I’ll be talkking through two topics: book trailers and little known features of Facebook. I’m planning a presentation packed with practical information. Book Trailers for Author Promotion I have written the ebook, THE BOOK TRAILER MANUAL (www.booktrailermanual.com). Articles […]

  • Marketing for Professional Writers Intensive Debuts at 2012 SCBWI Winter Conference

    Where will you be on January 27, 2012? I’ll be in New York City, hoping that the weather is warm! MARKETING FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITERS INTENSIVE DEBUTS AT THE 2012 SCBWI WINTER CONFERENCE Registration opens today for the 13th Annual Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators International Conference. SCBWI will hold its first Marketing for […]

  • TX Novel Revision Retreat Reports

    Thanks, Texas SCBWI! What a great time in TX last weekend. Here’s some blog posts about the retreat from the participants. Vonna Carter Shelli Cornelison Janet Fox Lynne Kelly Hoenig Yes, I’m booking for next year and have lots of open dates. Email me at darcy at darcypattison dot com. Here’s more from Facebook Photos: […]