What is JacketFlap

  • JacketFlap connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults. The site is updated daily with information about every book, author, illustrator, and publisher in the children's / young adult book industry. Members include published authors and illustrators, librarians, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, publishers and fans.
    Join now (it's free).

Sort Blog Posts

Sort Posts by:

  • in
    from   

Suggest a Blog

Enter a Blog's Feed URL below and click Submit:

Most Commented Posts

In the past 7 days

Recent Posts

(tagged with 'Views')

Recent Comments

JacketFlap Sponsors

Spread the word about books.
Put this Widget on your blog!
  • Powered by JacketFlap.com

Are you a book Publisher?
Learn about Widgets now!

Advertise on JacketFlap

MyJacketFlap Blogs

  • Login or Register for free to create your own customized page of blog posts from your favorite blogs. You can also add blogs by clicking the "Add to MyJacketFlap" links next to the blog name in each post.

Blog Posts by Tag

In the past 7 days

Blog Posts by Date

Click days in this calendar to see posts by day or month
new posts in all blogs
Viewing: Blog Posts Tagged with: Views, Most Recent at Top [Help]
Results 1 - 25 of 170
1. 'Tis the Season to Go Shopping...

...and there's very little I personally hate MORE than "going shopping," especially when it's the season of Everybody Shopping. Shopping online, therefore, is kind of what saves me during this time of year. I just made my first holiday purchase this... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on 'Tis the Season to Go Shopping... as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
2. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tanita and I wish you all a wonderful holiday weekend full of book binges and marathon reading sessions. (I'm hoping to fit in a few myself!)I found this nifty Book Turkey here.Just a moment of gratitude, here--I could not be more grateful for all... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Happy Thanksgiving! as of 11/27/2014 4:50:00 PM
Add a Comment
3. Um...Real Quick

I'm particularly guilty of absenteeism these days, at least as far as the blog is concerned, but I thought I'd tune in briefly just to pass along a bit of interesting news on book sales--evidently a recent study shows that there's been a lot of... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Um...Real Quick as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
4. Toon Thursday: Oldie but Goodie

Featuring everyone's favorite place to write, "Le Cafe Snooty." I'm pretty sure it's reappeared in several of my cartoons by now. Any resemblance to actual places is definitely coincidental. This work is copyrighted material. All opinions are those... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Toon Thursday: Oldie but Goodie as of 11/6/2014 6:31:00 PM
Add a Comment
5. Read All Day? Sign Me Up!

I just heard word in my inbox of a new upcoming event for all of us voracious readers. In case MotherReader's 48-Hour Book Challenge isn't enough for you--or if, like me, it's sometimes too much--maybe this will suit: Penguin Random House, the... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Read All Day? Sign Me Up! as of 11/13/2014 10:19:00 PM
Add a Comment
6. Books I'm Excited About Today

I'm still not quite back on a normal blogging schedule--I don't quite have the brain space for a review today (though the book currently on deck is an exciting one: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers!). But I did want to share a few books which arrived... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Books I'm Excited About Today as of 11/17/2014 9:35:00 PM
Add a Comment
7. Color Me Excited--It's Cybils Season Again!

I just wanted to make sure you all know that Cybils Awards judging panels will be announced this week--Wednesday, to be exact! It's always an exciting time because I know, once the panels get announced, it's time for me to start thinking about books... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Color Me Excited--It's Cybils Season Again! as of 9/15/2014 3:00:00 PM
Add a Comment
8. Alison Bechdel is a Genius, but We Already Knew That

Just a quick post today--but I wanted to make sure you all knew that cartoonist/graphic novelist Alison Bechdel has won one of those nifty MacArthur Genius Grant thingies. Yes, of COURSE we knew she was a genius way back when we first heard of the... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Alison Bechdel is a Genius, but We Already Knew That as of 9/22/2014 7:14:00 PM
Add a Comment
9. Toon Thursday: Writing Retreats - The Real "Story"

Since I'm leaving today for a weekend writing retreat (during which I sincerely and fervently hope to make serious progress on my WIP), I thought it would be appropriate to repost my cartoon featuring a writing retreat pie chart. Enjoy! This work is... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Toon Thursday: Writing Retreats - The Real "Story" as of 9/25/2014 4:08:00 PM
Add a Comment
10. KidLitCon 2014 Is Coming!

....this weekend! And we are excited. Even if you're not formally registered, if you live in the Sacramento area (and beyond) and want to attend the informal Author Mingle, you can! It's free and open to the public, with books for sale by Avid... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on KidLitCon 2014 Is Coming! as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
11. KidLitCon 2014: Small World, Diverse Voices

In my closing comments at this past weekend's KidLitCon in Sacramento, CA, I included a few notes I jotted down over the course of the conference. These were just some insights that sprang to mind over the course of the conference, and which seemed... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on KidLitCon 2014: Small World, Diverse Voices as of 10/13/2014 8:31:00 PM
Add a Comment
12. KidlitCon, 2014: NOTEPAD FORUM, part i.

Charlotte Taylor, our program director, has clear Leadership Skillz, and came up with a great way to keep us thoughtful during those brief moments when people were at loose ends. She put a note pad up in the foyer space of the library, right next to... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on KidlitCon, 2014: NOTEPAD FORUM, part i. as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
13. KidLitCon 2014: Further Thoughts (and Sketches)

I meant to do this post last Thursday, but work spun dizzily out of my control, tossing me into a whirling black hole (do black holes whirl? I feel like they do) of getting-caught-up. Tanita's done some amazing posts with lovely photos of the... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on KidLitCon 2014: Further Thoughts (and Sketches) as of 10/20/2014 8:26:00 PM
Add a Comment
14. A KidLitCon 2014 Roundup

Between the two of us, Tanita and I have done several posts with our notes and impressions from this year's KidLitCon in Sacramento. I suspect for both of us, some of these were necessary in order to come down a bit from that special organizer's... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on A KidLitCon 2014 Roundup as of 10/27/2014 3:47:00 PM
Add a Comment
15. Beautiful Bookstores...

...I saw several while we were traveling the past few weeks. (Travel was the reason for my recent blog absence. I usually have the best intentions of blogging while away, but I almost always end up too exhausted to even think about doing anything... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Beautiful Bookstores... as of 6/13/2014 2:37:00 AM
Add a Comment
16. What We Talk About When We Talk About STRUCTURE

No, no, no--I said STRUCTURE, not A structure.Today, in our writing group, we talked about the idea of STRUCTURE in writing YA novels (or any fiction, for that matter). I've obsessing over it a bit because I'm working on a new project, so it was... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on What We Talk About When We Talk About STRUCTURE as of 6/20/2014 12:23:00 AM
Add a Comment
17. KidLitCon 2014 Update: Call for Session Proposals is Up!

Via the Kidlitosphere Central website, here's the latest on the Call for Session Proposals for this fall's KidLitCon (which Tanita and I are proudly helping to organize, along with Jen Robinson and a valiant and hardworking crew of other conference... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on KidLitCon 2014 Update: Call for Session Proposals is Up! as of 7/3/2014 12:21:00 PM
Add a Comment
18. Can You Quantify Successful Writing Style?

"Needs more adjectives."I ran across an interesting news item in the Writer's Chronicle March/April issue entitled "Scientific Study Claims Ability to Predict Best-Selling Novels." Yes, I will admit there is a small part of me which is intrigued by... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Can You Quantify Successful Writing Style? as of 7/14/2014 9:01:00 PM
Add a Comment
19. A Little of This, A Little of That...

I haven't done a links roundup in a while. That's mainly because I'm so far behind on my e-newsletters and other online reading that I've got an enormous backlog to go through. I put all that stuff in a separate email folder and instead of making me... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on A Little of This, A Little of That... as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
20. KidLitCon 2014 Still Wants YOU!

Have you registered yet? No? Then go! I just did, and I couldn't be more excited about how plans are shaping up--we have a fantastic team of organizers who are setting up the program of events, including a couple of meet-and-greet opportunities for... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on KidLitCon 2014 Still Wants YOU! as of 7/28/2014 8:04:00 PM
Add a Comment
21. Drrrummm Rolllll.....

Just you wait until tomorrow.I could not be more excited that the Cybils Awards are launching a BRAND-NEW-SUPER-DUPER-AWESOME website!I helped out with the redesign, but most of the credit for the heavy lifting goes to Sheila of Wands and Worlds... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Drrrummm Rolllll..... as of 8/14/2014 8:30:00 PM
Add a Comment
22. Blast from the Past: Last Year's KidLitCon

That's right--it's time for our weekly plug for this year's KidLitCon! (Are you going? Are you going? Are you going??? We are!!) This time, though, I thought I'd entice you by re-posting my recap of last year's conference in Austin, which was, as... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Blast from the Past: Last Year's KidLitCon as of 8/18/2014 9:01:00 PM
Add a Comment
23. Toon Thursday: Exciting and New! (Like the Love Boat!)

Difficult as it may be to believe, somehow I managed to come up with a NEW CARTOON today. It's been a while, and for that I apologize. Plus it's one of the sort-of weak ones where I recycle the part I already drew, and just add new text. (Do other... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Toon Thursday: Exciting and New! (Like the Love Boat!) as of 8/21/2014 8:27:00 PM
Add a Comment
24. Get Your Bookish Opinions Heard!

That wig is BIG.Let's face it--we're all in this because we love children's and YA books. We read them. We write them. We want to talk about them until we drive everyone nuts within a 10-foot radius. But sometimes it seems like the people who really... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Get Your Bookish Opinions Heard! as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
25. Visions of the Future: A Post-Apocalyptic Blog Tour, featuring Caragh O'Brien

First of all, huge thanks to Gina Gagliano at First Second/Macmillan, who set us up with Caragh O'Brien on this blog tour--Tanita and I are both fascinated by the topic and love a good post-apocalyptic vision of the earth. (Um, in fiction only,... Read the rest of this post

0 Comments on Visions of the Future: A Post-Apocalyptic Blog Tour, featuring Caragh O'Brien as of 9/9/2014 12:36:00 PM
Add a Comment

View Next 25 Posts