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  • September 28th, 2009 | 3:45 PM
Favorite Kidlit Blogs?

For a new secret project I'm working on I need your help.

I'm looking for blogs that aren't always, or aren't yet, in the top ten list of kidlit blogs you have to read. Someone who has great content but doesn't have a huge following yet. Because I'm mostly immersed in the world of children's books the blog needs to belong to either an author or illustrator of children's books.

Edited to add: The person doesn't have to be published yet.

So here's the information I need your help with:
  • Give me the name of the kidlit blog (and yes, it's okay to list your own)
  • The URL to the blog.
  • Tell me what you love about that blog and why other people ought to check them out.
Thanks in advance!
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September 29th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
I nominate author Francisco Stork's blog. His YA novel, Marcelo in the Real World, is beautiful and received five starred reviews. But I don't think that many people know about his journal. His posts there, while infrequent, have the same profound and lyrical quality as his novels. http://www.franciscostork.com/blog/

Also, I'm a big fan of the consistent richness that is Jama Rattigan's Alphabet Soup. (I'm not sure that she's unknown enough for your project though. She gets lots of comments. Yay!) http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/

Finally,Through the Tollbooth. I never think they get the level of attention they deserve for such fantastic week-long series on various aspects of the writing life. Their posts are like getting a writing conference online for free!

I could go on, but I'll let someone else have the floor. :)

September 29th, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
I nominate Sara Lewis Holmes at http://saralewisholmes.blogspot.com/
September 29th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
I really like Brian Floca's blog. He posts every week or so and writes about things related to his recent books and newest works in progress.
September 29th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
I'd nominate me but all my best posts are locked. :D
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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.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

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