Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Zipped down I-35 with Greg yesterday for the third time in the past week, this round back to San Antonio, to meet with Dr. Jim Blasingame at Boudro’s for an article he’s writing about us.

For those of you who are local or visiting for the IRA conference, I highly recommend the decadent lobster, crawfish, shrimp dish.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cynsational News & Links

Help! The Writing Process of the Dirty Cowboy: From Family Story to Published Book by Amy Timberlake from The Purple Crayon. See also Help from Family, Critique Groups, and SCBWI and Working With Publishers for the rest of the story.

An Interview with Jennifer Barnes, author of Golden (Knopf, forthcoming) from the “Secrets Of Success” column on author Ellen Jackson’s Web site. Jennifer is a 20-year-old cognitive science major at Yale.

Anastasia Suen blogs about the Writer’s Digest call for nominees; the editors are looking for blogs to highlight in an upcoming issue. Allow me to echo Anastasia when I encourage you to nominate blogs of children’s/YA authors and illustrators!