Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Happy Groundhog Day

February 2, 2011

Hopefully the trusty weather reading rodent in your area has not seen his shadow, and we will all be treated to an early spring. This little guy’s shadow is quick, and is doing it’s best to keep out of sight.

Today’s Groundhog links

Canada’s furry finest Wiarton Willie – williecam

The pride of Punxsutawney –

Update: Both Willie and Phil say “we’re going to have an early spring!”


Crystal Kite Members Choice Awards

February 2, 2011

The nominees are in and it’s time to vote for the 2011 crystal kite member choice awards! The first round of voting is underway now until Feb. 28th. Members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators can vote for the best of the best published book in their region at

Tomie dePaola Award Announced

January 8, 2011

The 2011 Tomie dePaola award was announced. Check out the winner and three other entries that Tomie dePaola found noteworthy here.

No!SPEC has a new look

November 16, 2010

The No!SPEC website has new design, and a new post with a list of 28 talking points on working spec. I have heard some of the items on the list before, and a couple that aren’t on the list too.