Monday, August 13, 2012

This Past Week in Twitter World Vol. 4

Hi Everyone!  Hope you're week is off to a great start :)  Here are some of the links I posted this last week on Twitter:

1.  100 "Best-Ever" YA Novels from NPR's announced, check to see if your favorites made it! 

2. Peter Brown's going on tour for Creepy Carrots! He's a blast, so go if you can :) 

3. A Treasure Trove of Edward Gorey by Eve Bowen | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books: 

4. Stories are as important as genes, says a new book: 

5. Interesting Article, Why Do Female Authors Dominate Young-Adult Fiction? -

6. From the Happiness Project, "What's your Favorite Line from a Children's Picture Book?" 

7. Check out book trailer for 's latest book, The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket from 

8. Great post from  Why Do You Believe In Picture Books? 

9. Really interesting article on "winning back the teenage male in YA books".."Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right... 

10. Southern Festival of Books in Nashville October 12-14! Here is this year's children's and YA author/illustrator line up... 

11. What Grown-Ups Can Learn From Kids' Books 

12. Chris Riddell: What I'm thinking about ... a new era for illustration

13. Video: Self-Portrait 2012 (by atlanticmo) 

My Follow Friday Tweet:

 some great illustrators   


"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ~Pablo Picasso 

Imagination is the source of every uniquely human achievement.

from  "Don't wait until you know who you are to get started." And other rules for the creative life 

"Be patient with all that is unresolved within your heart, and try to love the questions." 

Also, maybe this is because I'm still newish to the blogging/twitter book world, (although I don't think I'll ever get over this) but was so excited to hear back from some awesome authors this week!  Talked about children's lit theory with Jonathan Auxier, about her next book with Maile Meloy and got to show my Madame Ionesco costume pics to Maryrose Wood and she loved them!!  It's still so cool to me to be able to connect with these authors who create such awesome stories that we're able to inhabit for a little while :)

And in case you didn't see this on my facebook page or you curious as to what costume pics I'm talking about here they are:


  1. Thanks for the links Jess! Very lovely costume.

    1. You're so welcome! And thanks Melissa :)