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I'm the Managing Editor and co-owner of Children's Book Insider, the Newsletter for Children's Writers. I live in Fort Collins, CO along with my wife (and the more famous half of Children's Book Insider) Laura Backes, our son Matthew and our dogs Otis and Rocky. We just launched an amazing new site for children's writers! *** http://cbiclubhouse.com ***
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11/25/2016Create a World with Your Five Senses
By Laura Backes by Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D   How do you start a story? Does the vision of a character enter your mind, or do you start with a plot? While it is critical to begin with compelling characters and logical plot lines, many writers... Read the rest of this post
11/10/2016A New Way Forward for Children’s Writing
By Jon Bard There are two important things I want to tell you today.  This post may take a few minutes to read, but I promise it will be worth it.   First, this:  You know the old Chinese curse “May you live in... Read the rest of this post
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Comment by Jennifer Calfee on 5/9/2013 at 6:53 PM:
I would like to invite you to visit www.issybooks.com to learn about emergent readers illustrated by 5 year old Issy!
Comment by camy de mario on 2/13/2012 at 1:20 PM:
Hi Jon! Thank you for accepting the friendship...Camy :)
Comment by HAPPY Murray on 5/23/2011 at 3:46 AM:
THANKS JON! from Happy in Ireland
Comment by Jessica Bouchard on 12/27/2010 at 1:47 PM:
Happy Holidays!!!
Comment by Ryan Cunningham on 11/29/2010 at 2:58 PM:
My personal web page is up and running to share my poems and children stories.
Comment by Steven A. Roman on 10/28/2010 at 11:57 AM:
Hey, Jon, thanks for accepting my invite. It's nice to meet you!
Comment by K. Musolff on 10/16/2010 at 12:14 PM:
I love the CBI site! It's fantastic so naturally I had to join!!!
Comment by Elizabeth Varadan on 10/4/2010 at 6:16 AM:
Thanks for friending me. I have enjoyed the CBI and all of the rich articles and services provided by you and Laura.
Comment by Elizabeth Varadan on 10/4/2010 at 6:08 AM:
Thanks for friending me. I have enjoyed the CBI and all of the rich articles and services provided by you and Laura.
Comment by Ryan Cunningham on 9/1/2010 at 3:46 PM:
Hello, i have a story on smories.com titled Jonathan James.
This is a quick link to get to my story at smories.com. Go check it out thank you. http://www.smories.com/watch/jonathan-james-treasure-map/
Comment by Eleanor Aspin on 6/26/2010 at 4:18 PM:
Jon, Laura, keep up the great work. You two are on top of the children's publishing world, which to me, is the top of the heap. Keep it up and keep us informed. Thanks so much!
ElAspin/author/illustrator of children's books
Comment by Virginia Wright on 5/25/2010 at 1:26 PM:
Great website, plan on registering to join soon.

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Comment by Rena Jones on 5/21/2010 at 8:39 PM:
Thanks, Jon!
Comment by sheryl crawford on 1/29/2010 at 1:12 PM:
Hey, Jon (o;
It's Sheryl Crawford. The new cbiclubhouse is a writer's dream come true for bringing the writing community together and keeping up our skills. GREAT work! (you took, Laura (o;)
I need to know if I can get the Fightin' Book Worm widget for my blog.
Comment by Patrick Royal on 12/25/2009 at 10:45 PM:
Thank you for the invite.
Comment by Jerry Gonzalez on 12/23/2009 at 1:43 PM:
Hi Jon,
Thanks for the invite.
Comment by Joy Kaimaparamban on 11/13/2009 at 11:18 PM:
I am Joy J. Kaimaparamban from India. My first novel in English, ‘The Azure of Solicitude’ is releasing on November 21 from USA. I have completed 3 more novels; of them one is for children. I am a searching publisher /agent for these novels. Wrote several books including works... more
Comment by Eamon O'Donoghue on 10/27/2009 at 8:49 AM:
Thanks for the add Jon! If you need book illustration, by all mean have a look at what I do.
Comment by Kayleen West on 10/26/2009 at 3:46 PM:
Hi Jon,
Thanks for adding me. I joined the Clubhouse about a month ago and it is a great resource for authors. This interests me as I do write however as an illustrator I would love to see more content on illustration. I put my website up about the same time and have been offered my first... more
Comment by James Messer on 10/26/2009 at 2:36 PM:
Hi Jon, How are you?
Comment by Donna Marie on 9/20/2009 at 1:24 AM:
Hey, Jon!
I recently (finally!) became a CBI Clubhouse Fightin' Bookworm and probably heard about this site from YOU a LONG time ago through your informative newsletters! You guys are great! Thanks!
Comment by Debbie Dadey on 9/3/2009 at 7:51 AM:
I'm getting more and more into the web world. I love your Youtube thingees, Debbie
Comment by Carmela Martino on 8/17/2009 at 6:08 PM:
Hi Jon,
Nice to "meet" you here. When you get a chance, do stop by and visit our group blog: www.TeachingAuthors.com.
Comment by patrick neman on 7/23/2009 at 7:11 AM:
Hi Jon,
My name is Patrick Neman, and I have written what I believe to be a great children’s picture book. It is called Creation, illustrated by Vincent Van Gogh, and it tells the story of Creation, where God is an Artist, and Creation is his painting. I hope you are interested in seeing it... more
Comment by S G on 7/10/2009 at 9:42 AM:
Thank you for accepting my request.
Comment by Bonnie Wayne on 7/9/2009 at 4:06 PM:
Thanks for the invite! Awesome idea!

All my best and congratulations!!!
Comment by Joseph Sottile on 6/24/2009 at 5:44 PM:
Jon, nice photo. I am glad both of you are members here. I enjoy the Clubhouse, and I am proud to be in your e-book about successful writers.

Write and Post On,
Joe Sottile
Comment by Joseph Sottile on 6/24/2009 at 5:43 PM:
Jon, nice photo. I am glad both of you are members here. I enjoy the Clubhouse, and I am proud to be in your e-book about successful writers.

Write and Post On,
Joe Sottile
Comment by Shelina Ishani on 6/23/2009 at 8:23 PM:
Hello jon
Great site!!
Please review my very short children's book. It will mean a great deal to a brand new author. The link is http://www.jazzyseries.com
Comment by kit grady on 6/23/2009 at 9:15 AM:
Enjoyed your youtube lesson.
good stuff
Comment by LBB Ward on 6/4/2009 at 8:26 PM:
hi Jon

Thanks for adding me!
Great informative site.
Comment by Valerie Storey on 6/4/2009 at 8:18 PM:
Thank you for adding me to your friends' list. I really look forward to checking out all your information. It sounds great! Best wishes for a happy summer.
Comment by Elizabeth Roth on 5/20/2009 at 8:50 PM:
Jon--Thanks for a concise and encouraging bit of advice for writers of children's books on your most recent video--right to the point and positive! Very helpful. Elizabeth Roth
Comment by Meghan Killeen on 5/14/2009 at 11:27 AM:
Hi Jon,
Thanks so much for providing a much needed source.
Hi Janet,
I am the author/illustrator of a children's book entitled 'Ruby Winkle'.
To learn more about 'Ruby Winkle', please visit www.myspace.com/rubywinkle.
Meghan<... more
Comment by Dawn Davies on 5/8/2009 at 12:21 AM:
many thanks for accepting my invite to view my new gallery, delighted that you have,dawn,
Comment by Stan Gorman on 5/7/2009 at 6:18 PM:
Hi Jon,

I really enjoyed your blog.
Comment by Judy DiBello on 5/5/2009 at 5:32 PM:
Thank you, Jon, for the video! It was very helpful!! And will be checking out your website cbiclubhouse.com
Comment by anita Martinez on 5/4/2009 at 10:26 AM:
Hey Jon, got my first published work on my jacketflap! YAY! How exciting! Here is the ISBN 978-1-4389-2605-6 thought you might like to take a look! How is all on your end of the world too? From the looks of here, you are busy, busy, busy!!!
Comment by Randall Roberson on 4/30/2009 at 9:36 PM:
Sorry it took me so long to respond; I checked out you Fighting Bookworms site, and would love to join, however I am currently unemployed and the future doesn't look any better. I simply can't afford any expense right now, no matter how small it may be. Keep up the good work. Randall
Comment by Timothy Schenk on 4/24/2009 at 12:05 PM:
Thanks for the video Jon. I will sub, rate, and favorite your YouTube. May I add that video to my JacketFlap profile videos?
Comment by Lupe Ruiz-Flores on 4/14/2009 at 11:26 AM:
Enjoyed your video on how to use Google Reader. Thanks.
Comment by CJ Barrows on 4/13/2009 at 4:13 PM:
Thanks, Jon for the info. I'm getting a new computer next week, and I'll check that out. This relic I'm using is way too slow. CJ
Comment by Randall Roberson on 4/13/2009 at 1:17 PM:
Thanks for the invitation Jon, I will definetly check out your web site for childrens writers. Thanks again, Randall
Comment by Terry Sirrell on 4/13/2009 at 10:23 AM:
Thanks for the invite Jon! I really like your website.
Comment by Dawn Schenk on 4/13/2009 at 7:39 AM:
Thank you for the invite.
Comment by Hope Art www.rembrandz.com on 4/13/2009 at 1:38 AM:
I looked at your website. A lot of interesting and useful resources. All the best for that.

This is my website which displays my creatives. www.rembrandz.com

Comment by Deborah Eve Alastra on 4/7/2009 at 7:15 PM:
Hi Jon,
I'm a new children's book illustrator, but not a new artist...I'm seeking illustration opportunities. I also am writing my own books. Please view my samples and portfolio(s) and keep me in mind! Thanks and nice to be part of this nice site.
Deborah Eve Alastra
www.alastr... more
Comment by Shelly Nicholson on 4/3/2009 at 11:52 AM:
Thanks for adding me Jon! Please visit my website at www.booksbyshelly.com. :)Shelly
Comment by Donna Pellegata on 3/31/2009 at 1:22 PM:
Hi Jon! Thank you for your twitter about the CBI website and subscription website. A wealth of information in your video tour!

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