These are just a few of the resources I use for inspiration, education and information about the craft and business of writing. Stay tuned for more…


The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators-  SCBWI is the international professional organization for writers and illustrators of children’s books.

The Mitten Blog- The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Michigan Chapter blog. A resource for writers and a forum for conversation about the best in kidlit.

Children’s Book Insider– Is designed to help people start and build successful careers as writers for children.

Publishers Weekly-  Writer’s source for publishing healines, deals, trends, awards and all other publishing-related news.

Writer Unboxed- A blog about the craft and business of writing. Join discussions about current titles and all other things craft-related.

Literary Rambles- Spotlights children’s books, authors, agents and general publishing news.

PW Children’s Bookshelf– Publisher’s Weekly supplement specific to the children’s writer market.

This Picture Book Life– A blog about picture books, what they are, how to recognize great ones and an ongoing discussion about the picture-book-writing craft.

Darcy Pattison’s Fiction Notes– Blog designed for writers about the craft and business of writing.

Writers Digest- A wealth of information, subscription options, email updates from one of the most trusted names in the writing business.

The Horn Book– Bertha Mahony founded The Horn Book in 1924 to herald the best in children’s literature. The Horn Book Magazineand The Horn Book Guide are the most distinguished journals in the field of children’s and young adult literature. (Taken from The Horn Book, About Us Page.)

School Library Journal– The world’s largest reviewer of children’s literature and a valuable resource for reading-related educational news.

KidLit411- An all-inclusive website devoted to all things Kid Lit. Author/illustrator highlights, the latest in publishing news, submission guidelines, agent updates, contests and more!

Sub It Club- You’ve written it. You’ve revised it. You’ve edited it. Now it’s time to QUERY. A blog devoted to all things query-related.

Harold Underdown’s, The Purple Crayon– Up-to-the-minute news and information about the world of children’s publishing, including who’s moving where in the editorial world.

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