Links

Kids’ Sites:

Aaron Shepard’s Young Authors Page
This site is a great start for any child interested in becoming a writer.

Figment
The happening place for tweens and teens to upload their own material, join critique circles, and find great stories.

Writers’ Sites:

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
This site is for professional writers’ and illustrators for children, and contains further links and information.

Vermont College of Fine Arts
My MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults alma mater, and a fabulous low-residency program for those looking to accelerate their craft.

The Writing Barn
Want to sharpen your skills with a workshop, or do you just need a retreat? The Writing Barn does it all, plus offers inspiring blog posts.

Highlights Foundation
Highlights Founders Workshops are intensive on-site 3 to 7 day workshops for writers.

How to Write a Query Letter
A well-written, dynamic query letter may be your one shot at getting a reputable literary agent’s attention.

Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Children’s and Young Adults Literature Resources
With over 12,000 links to sites covering writers and writing, this award-winning site is a must-visit.

Writer Unboxed
One of my personal favorites, you can subscribe to their daily posts on everything from inspiration to craft issues. A very smart group.

Nathan Bransford
Nathan’s blog is chock-full of fabulous advice for writers and readers.

Miss Snark’s First Victim
Miss Snark’s First Victim is a terrific blog for writers looking for information as well as writers looking to be discovered.

The Purple Crayon
For childrens’ book authors, this site is full of information.

Katie Davis
Katie really knows social media – especially video media. Check out her courses and information for writers – you won’t be disappointed! (My welcome video, speaker’s video, and CHARMED CHILDREN trailer were made after I learned how from Katie. My other videos were made by my talented son.)

Other:

My headshots were taken by the talented Lorinda Brewer and by Sam Bond Photography, and my bookmarks and other swag are designed by the lovely Kristen Rae.