Real quickly-like this Sunday morning…

First off, welcome to those of you visiting via the 10th Carnival of Children’s Literature at Big A little a. Thanks for sending them this way, Kelly!

Those of you in Houston: Author and Cybils judge Jennifer Armstrong will be down from New York next Monday reading and signing The American Story at Blue Willow Bookshop. If you attend, be sure to ask for the story of the molasses flood.

With the recentish debut of Liz In Ink, my friend Liz Garton Scanlon has joined the ranks of Austin children’s writers who blog (ACWWB). This past week, I’ve enjoyed reading about her enthusiasm for her new research project and her poetic take on the super colossal ice storm that shut down this town.

Also relatively new to the kidlitosphere is Janette Rallison, with whom I share an agent So, what does that make us? Fellow clients? Sibling clients? Agentmates? POSSLA? At any rate, welcome, Janette.

Speaking of our co-/mutual/shared/common agent, those of you in SCBWI (and logged in to can now read the transcript of the chat she participated in last month. Potentially great news for folks in Austin: She’s tentatively scheduled to come to the conference this fall. It’s never too soon to start thinking of ways to get on her good side.