Thursday, October 29, 2009

National Bookstore Day is next week!

Are you sharing the love? Going to go buy stuff at your favorite bookshoppe?
OOooo, but what if you are out of town and don't know where to go?
Maybe you can find a place to visit on the new Bound Best Bookstore pages?
Well, after you and all your buddies enter your favoritest store info bits, that is.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

SCBWI TEAM BLOG - Registration open for NY Conference!

Yes indeedy. Go register!

And when you are done, maybe you could win a few free books thanks to the latest Bound post.

Monday, October 26, 2009

SCBWI TEAM BLOG - Winter Conference details are up, up, up!

Yous guys, I'm so thrilled, if a few days behind -

SCBWI TEAM BLOG is back in action. We are like the A-Team, but without the body hair or as much jewelry.

I give you:

Sgt. B.A. Baracus Pope, who pities the non-blogging and non-tweeting fools at CWIM and twitter.

Lt. Faceman Wind, who appropriates vehicles like the GMC Vandura when he's not blogging at I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I read? or on twitter.

Col. Hannibal Young, who may smoke a cigar, but has a surprisingly girlie blog at Suzanne Young and a trés feminine bg on twitter.

Co-Captains Howling Mad Stekly and Temairik, who may have spent the first four conferences residing in a mental institution, but are still the best helicopter pilots in town, blog and twitter at CuppaJolie (tweets) and CocoaStomp (tweets) respectively.

The official SCBWI conference blog is going to be hopping again soon!

Registration for the 2010 SCBWI International Winter Conference starts this Wednesday! And there are those awesome intensives that always sell out that you'll want to sign up for...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Interview with illustrator Sue Hendra!

Barbara Jean Hicks and Sue Hendra have been busy busy busy! Their new book, MONSTERS DON'T EAT BROCCOLI, is out and they have been taking the blogs by storm.

I was lucky enough to get to interview Sue for today's Broccoli blog tour stop. Here she is with her adorable office assistant, Wanda:

The full interview is here, on Bound. But check out this sneak peek of how Sue works with an illustration from Sue's next book, BARRY, THE FISH WITH FINGERS, mentioned in the Little Willow interview.

The computer rough that she does to get the colors just right:

And the final painting. Amazing!

Want more broccoli?!?

Here's the full schedule:
Review: Elizabeth Bird for School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. “More fun than a book with a message should ever hope to be.”
Book Trailer: Monster reviewers Gene Sisko and Roger Elbert go two thumbs up for BROCCOLI!
Interview: Terry Pierce talks to Barbara about children and healthy eating.
Interview: Little Willow talks to illustrator Sue Hendra, editor Erin Clarke, and Barbara in a single interview.
Interview: Sherrie Petersen talks to Barbara about the switch from writing romance to writing children’s books.
Interview: Terry Pierce interviews editor Erin Clarke (Random House Knopf).
Interview: Sue Hendra interviewed by Jaime Temairik Hedquist on MSN Entertainment's new book blog, Bound
Podcast Review: Mark and Andrea’s Just One More Book audio blog. “Gasping, gobbling, grinning, crunching and belching, seven sherbet-coloured monsters revel in outrage at their broccoli-loving readers in this rhyming enticement to eat green.”
Book Trailer: Cecilia Olivera-Hillway of Polar Twilight animates Sue Hendra’s cheerful monsters as giant broccoli falls from the sky.
Photographs: The Broccoli Book Launch, August 28, 2009, Barnes & Noble Ventura. Seen: Chow, Chompers, and Barbara Jean the Story Queen!
Downloads: For kids, Sue Hendra’s coloring pages for MONSTERS DON’T EAT BROCCOLI. For adults, The MONSTERS DON’T EAT BROCCOLI Broccoli Fan Cookbook!
Podcast Interview: Suzanne Lieurance talks to author Barbara Jean Hicks about BROCCOLI, her life, and writing on Book Bites for Kids (Blog Talk Radio).

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sendak stuff on Bound! Winter Conference Line Up Up!

DARE YOU to find a Wild Thing product that I have missed here on Bound!

I'm going to be in NY for the 2010 SCBWI Winter Conference, how about you?

Remember, any price is a reasonable price to see the amazing Libba Bray in person.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Do books stay crunchy in milk?

For a children's book – better than being on a Wheaties box or having a star on Hollywood Blvd is to be IN a box o' Cheerios!

Would you like to vote on what five books get to be the 2010 Spoonfuls of Stories books? You can vote every day for the rest of October for any of these great great great books.

The top five are going to be free with a box of cheerios, so spread the love when you vote:

Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!
by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Beppo Giacobbe

All the World
by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee

If I Were A Jungle Animal by Amanda Ellery, illustrated by Tom Ellery

Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni and Slade Morrison, illustrated by Joe Cepeda

Hello Baby! by Mem Fox, illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Dogfish by Gillian Shields, illustrated by Dan Taylor

Chaucer's First Winter by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Henry Cole

Bear's New Friend
by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman

The Purple Kangaroo
by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Peter Brown

No T-Rex in the Library by Tony Buzzeo, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa

Always by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre

by Scott M. Fischer

The Hair of Zoe Fleefenbacher Goes to School
by Laurie Halse Anderson, illustrated by Ard Hoyt

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bound to be blogged

I am cheating on CocoaStomp with another blog. Bound, to be exact, of the MSN Entertainment SuperFans group.

Coming soon to CocoaStomp via Bound:

  • Finally getting some Wordstock videos posted of the awesome authors I saw at the Portland Festival two weekends ago.
  • Interviewing illustrator Sue Hendra this Friday.
  • This weekend I'll be driving Grammarella to Seattle's Bookfest to read punctuation auras during Martha Brockenbrough's fest appearance. Maybe some photos or youtubies of that.
  • Next week maybe an interview Eoin Colfer for Bound! Or, if not a real interview, I'll be in the audience during his Seattle appearance for the new Hitchhiker's Guide book. It is at times like these I mourn the fact I don't own a robe.

Is it too early to geek out about the 2010 Moleskine planners? Molesie, you had me at January.