Tuesday, October 21, 2008

blogapalooza, Rutgers, illustrator interviews, and title contest

I found out from Adrienne that Angela Nickerson of Just Go! is having a Blogapalooza on October 29th. Anyone can join, and there are goodie bags! Go Here to find out more.

Tara Lazar was one of the lucky people to attend the Rutgers One-on-One conference this year, and lucky for us, she’s sharing her notes. All the notes are great, but The Five Rules for Picture Books post is really helpful!

The illustrator interviews will be starting in a couple of weeks! There are lots of great illustrators lined up for this year and a few for next year already. I’ll be putting out a call for illustrators to interview next year soon.

The NaNo novel naming contest is almost over. Deadline for entries is 5pm EST. There are already so many amazing title suggestions that I’m not sure what I’m going to choose. Thanks! You guys are way better at titles than I am!

Only 10 more days until Halloween! Do you have your costume yet? Are you already eating the trick-or-treat candy, you know, to make sure it's safe for the children? ;)


  1. Since I can't really decorate for Halloween the way I like here at work, I have a big orange t-shirt that has a pumpkin face on it and I wear that every year when we hand out the bags of candy to the kids on the complex....

    As for at home...I live so far in the woods we don't get any trick or treaters, so I don't dress up at home...but I do buy candy, just in case someone braves the woods to get to my house...so far, I've had to eat the candy myself...darn...grin...

  2. Lots of good stuff on this post. That's cool your Joe the Plumber stuff is selling. Good luck with your contest!

  3. Brenda: At least you get to do fun stuff for Halloween at work, even if you can't decorate how you want to. Sorry you don't get any trick-or-treaters at your house. We get hundreds; I can send some over to you!

    Thanks Rena!

  4. Thanks for the info! Great stuff!

  5. You're welcome - thanks for stopping by C.J.!

  6. That's a lot of news! I'm going to check out the picture book rules right now.
    I knew Joe the Plumber would sell! Very cool.

  7. There are reasons that I don't buy the candy until the last minute. :)

  8. Thanks Adrienne! I hope some of the info is useful to you.

    Carrie, we haven't bought ours yet either. Partially because we might not be home that night, but mostly because I can't help myself.