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Fusenews: Tempting Fate and Why Gene Wilder is Hot

Author Pat Mora (who was clever and alerted several bloggers to the news) has started blogging on a site called Bookjoy.  She had a post up recently about Family Book Clubs that particularly caught my eye when she mentioned meeting the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County’s Director of Youth and Outreach Service, Tony Tallent.  […]

The Lightning Farmer

Happy Earth Day, everyone. I cannot embed it here, but if you get a chance please hike on over to the New York Times video Drawing on New Sources.  Ostensibly it’s "Ways to save and generate energy from The New York Times Magazine’s Year in Ideas."  But from a design standpoint and just a let’s-look-at-cool-stuff […]

Fusenews: Here Fishy Fishy Fishy Fishy (20 Points If You Get the Reference)

I’m thrilled that Gawker picked up on the Ziggy link I posted the other day.  Maybe I had nothing to do with it, but I’m going to take personal pride in the posting because I can’t imagine that it’s a mere coincidence that they used the exact same photo that I did.  Maybe it is […]

The Big (Comic) Con

But before we begin with our recap, behold the glory and power of the crazy Animoto video!  Here are my pics (link courtesy of Alvina Ling).  Watch the volume, since this puppy is a bit louder than you might expect. Now on to the recap! Friday is the day when professionals  *straightens tie*  like me […]

Video Sunday: Puppets and Python

You know, I liked these videos so much the first time, that I’m gonna show ’em again!  Forgive the repetition. Thanks to Outside of a Dog for the link. Here’s something new.  The annual Los Angeles Times/UCLA Festival of Books has invited Rogue Artists Ensemble to perform at this years festival on Sunday, April 27th. […]

Kidlit Drink Night: Seattle SCBWI Style

It’s true, it’s true!  This approaching week-end I will be in Seattle where I shall make a truly magnificent fool of myself in front of untold gobs of people.  What better time to have a Drink Night where I can add "hangover" to my list of other points against my favor? What: Kidlit Drink Night […]

Review of the Day: Gods of Manhattan

Gods of Manhattan By Scott Mebus Dutton (a division of Penguin) $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-525-47955-0 Ages 9 to 14 On shelves now Fantasies for children that are set in New York take the surreal aspects of the city itself and extend them to their natural extremes. Luli Gray’s, Falcon’s Egg discussed the possibility of dragons in […]

Fusenews: In Brief

Well, my panel discussion at Comic-Con went swimmingly.  I’ll be returning today to pump the publishers I know for even more of their forbidden goodies.  In the meantime, here are some brief links to tide you over. Perhaps I am old and crochety (4 days until I say that with a straight face) but if […]

Review of the Day: Inside Out – Children’s Poets Discuss Their Work

Inside Out: Children’s Poets Discuss Their Work Edited by JonArno Lawson Walker Books $13.87 ISBN: 978-1-4063-0814-3 Ages 10 and up On shelves now Poetry Friday!  Go to The Well-Read Child for the round-up. Recently a couple children’s literary bloggers decided to celebrate all things Canadian in a grand showing of literature born via our neighbor […]

Fusenews: Including St. Patrick’s Fire (St. Elmo Need Not Apply)

Right about now I’m beginning to panic about next week.  Three Powerpoints and I need to find a doohickey that’ll connect my laptop to a projector.  I’ve 6 manuscripts to finish going through and writing up notes on, an inker on my white couch and a Spanish penciler on my futon, and the speeches… oh, […]

Fusenews: A Million Billion Links

It’s funny, but during Comic Con I’ll be having a Spanish penciler sleeping on my couch.  The last few days have been a flurry of activity and cleaning.  If my reviews get a little spotty or missing in the meantime, I apologize. I heard about this through the grapevine but until I saw the cover […]

The Name of the Day is FREE

Today is Poem In Your Pocket Day.  If you are in New York City and you bring a poem with you to any of these organizations you can get in for FREE: – Bronx Museum of the Arts – Museum of the City of New York – Brooklyn Historical Society – Staten Island Museum – […]

Fusenews: Whelping, Wild Things, and West Kentucky

I am shocked.  Shocked and appalled.  Shocked and appalled and saddened to think that until this moment in time I’ve never seen an article about Maurice Sendak with the title Wild Things, I Think I Love You.  Come on, people!  That should have occurred to all of us at some point. And for those of […]

Comic Con-sciousness

More fun news.  This weekend in New York is Comic Con.  It’s that delightful time of the year where you get to stare at people in superhero outfits for long stretches of time.  I’m a fan.  Better still, I will be hosting a panel AT Comic Con.  If you come (and I hope you librarians […]

Kidlit Drink Night – Early May New York Edition

Some of you have been asking, "Hey, Betsy! Are you going to do a Kidlit Drink Night when you’re in Seattle for the SCBWI Regional Conference?"  And the answer is a definite yes yes yes . . . . as soon as I secure a place to do it in.  Did you know that in […]