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  • December 11th, 2009 | 12:01 AM
31 Blogs You Might Not Know - Don Tate


Today I'd like to highlight the blog by artist/writer Don Tate. Don's blog is about the process of creating art, both for the books he illustrates (his own and those written by others), the art he does for his day job at the newspaper, and his recent journey into the world of writing for children. When I read Don's blog I always get the sense that this is what it is really like to be a working creative person in the world of children's publishing today.

A couple of my favorite posts are This Isn't as Easy as it Looks where he talks about an art project that didn't go as well as he had hoped (complete with illustrations) and Wearing My Writer's Cap in which he shares about the long, long journey to publication his first picture book which will published next fall by Lee and Low. If you want to know how long, you'll have to read the post for yourself.

Tell Don I said hello when you stop by.
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cloudscome
December 11th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
I always enjoy Don's blog. Thanks for featuring him!
susanwrites
December 11th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
I love his blog too and I think more people read than comment but a little boost never hurt. :) He was one of my very first blog buddies I met years ago when we both got started blogging.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

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