Hello everyone! First of all, I did an interview over at Go Teen Writers. It's a great blog with tons of helpful tips - check it out if you're interested!
Secondly, the time has come for authors debuting in 2013 to join the Class of 2k13! My CP Liesl is helping to moderate this year's class. If you have a book coming out in 2013, go visit her blog to learn more! Here's a brief description (stolen from Liesl):
"The Classes" is an ongoing group of debut authors that started in 2007. These authors pool their time, skills, and resources to help market their books and offer support in all the ups and downs of publishing. As a group we reach out to libraries and bookstores to make them aware of our books, create swag, organize speaking engagements, create online presence, and compile and organize a wealth of information on everything from web design to book bloggers/reviewers to self-promotion tips. You'll also be paired with a mentor from the previous class who will personally guide you through your debut experience. We'll also listen to your rants about the things you can't/shouldn't share on FB, Twitter, or your blog.
1. This must be your first book*, scheduled for release in 2013
2. Your publisher must be listed in the Children's Writers and Illustrators Marketplace or be an SCBWI PAL publisher
3. Your book should be considered a "children's book", so anything from picture book, up to young-adult.