Cynthia and I will be speaking on getting the first draft done at the Writers' League of Texas February meeting, on February 19, 2009, at 7:30 PM, at their new offices at 611 S. Congress. For more on THE FIRST DRAFT: LET THE WORDS RIP, check out the WLT web site.
Congratulations to College Station's Kathi Appelt, for receiving the Newbery Honor for her novel The Underneath!
Check out the article in the Austin American-Statesman on Austin SCBWI member Betty X. Davis. Cynthia has more on Betty and the article here.
Jennifer Ziegler, author of HOW NOT TO BE POPULAR, is the featured author on the Bookkids (BookPeople) blog.
Go see What Austin Public Library Can Do for You!
Finally, if you want to see how not to get an agent, go check out this post by Lisa Yee (starring Peepy and Ginger Knowlton!). Okay, so none of them is Texan, but Ginger is Cyn's and my agent, so that sort of counts, right?