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KidLitCon 2011, Part V

Finessing Your Inner Zoo by Richard Jesse Watson. Watson had a tough job: the post-lunch session! Watson did this by starting off with some pig stories. No, really. Not only did it wake us up and engage us, it also demonstrated the use of voice — and isn’t blogging about finding one’s voice, sharing that […]

KidLitCon 2011, Part IV

Tears, Sweat, and True Blood: DIY Marketing in a Post-Twilight World by Holly Cupala  and Shiraz Cupala. As with the Teaming Up presentation, the Cupalas presentation was both about the particular (what Cupala has done to promote her own novels, Tell Me a Secret and the upcoming Don’t Breathe a Word) and the universal (marketing […]

KidLitCon 2011, Part III

The Keynote by Scott Westerfeld. And now, Saturday, which began with such a spectacular keynote from Scott Westerfeld that all I can say is “whoa.” It was, in itself, wonderful. Beyond that, it was a perfect illustration of how to promote a book (Goliath) and oneself without being, well, — how to put it? Without […]

KidLitCon 2011, Part II

 Day One, Part Two. I should point out that for most of the conference, there were choices between two panels. Much like saying to someone, “do you want ice cream or a brownie? no, you cannot have both.”  One is Silver and the Other’s Gold: A Discussion on Blogging Backlist vs. New Releases, and Why […]

KidLitCon 2011 and RIF

KidLitCon and RIF have teamed up! As Colleen Mondor explains at Chasing Ray, “What we decided was to shift things just a bit, both by moving away from publisher donated ARCs as raffle prizes and also toward a long term partnership with one organization. Ultimately what we came up with made sense in so many […]

KidLitCon 2011

I have my plane tickets, I have my hotel reservations, I gave a program proposal that has been accepted, I just have to remember to actually register for KidLitCon 2011. Details, they’ll trip you up all the time. Here’s the list of people who have been better about registering. What are they registering for? Take […]


Colleen Mondor at Chasing Ray has all the current information on KidLit Con 2011. What is KidLit Con? From my post explaining KidLit Con 2010: “Four years of planning, arranging, meeting, having fun. Where does the time go? Oh, there are other conventions and conferences in a year: booksellers have BEA, librarians ALA, teachers NCTE. Still, […]