Reviewers Checklist Highlights New Books

Reviewers Checklist ( is an online database designed to help the media find new and forthcoming books for children, teens and families. It also serves as a promotional tool for authors and illustrators and a one-stop resource for educators, librarians and industry professionals. Registered media can search for their topics of interest and send review copy requests directly to the publishers.

Authors and Illustrators can showcase their own books through enhancement features and ads on the site. They can also register to keep informed of books in their areas of interest. For more information, contact

Cynsational News & Links

An Interview With Debut Novelist Amy McAuley from Debbi Michiko Florence. Read my thoughts on Amy’s new novel, Over and Over You (Roaring Brook, 2005).

“How to Sell Your Manuscripts the Fastest Possible Way!” an ICL chat with Kathleen Lay.

I’ll be chatting online with members of Absynthe Muse, a young adult writing community, at 4:30 p.m. CST, 5:30 p.m. EST on August 6. Learn more about Absynthe Muse.

Thank you to Kathi Appelt for filling in for me as a speaker at the Houston SCBWI monthly meeting last night. (My throat is still sore, but the other symptoms appear to be clearing).