A Blog of Writing Tips, Interviews, Thoughts on the Writing Process, Book Reviews, Blog Hops, and Things NESCBWI Conference Related.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Approaching NESCBWI Conference

As the conference gets closer (only 22 days), my family wonders what I'm actually doing when I say I am working on conference stuff. My daughter has dubbed Kathryn and I, "Thing 1 & Thing 2." I doubt you'll find us wearing red catsuits at the conference with numbers on them.

I do hope anyone with a Cat in the Hat hat, will bring it to the conference this year. If I had my way, we'd be selling them. I've always loved the red and white stripes and the jaunty way that cat strutted around the page.

Anyone out there know where I can get a good deal on 650 Cat in the Hat hats?


You can order your  CAT IN THE HAT hat Here
(Disclaimer: I get nothing for promoting this website. If you find it cheaper elsewhere, go for it!)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Arrival!

I came home to a box with copies of The Casting!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Enter The Casting Give@way Now

Only 4 days left to register to win 1 of 5 copies of my debut middle grade novel, THE CASTING!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Casting by Joyce Shor Johnson

The Casting

by Joyce Shor Johnson

Giveaway ends March 21, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Friday, March 2, 2012

SCBWI Crystal Kite - Vote Now

I love them all, so this is going to be a difficult choice!

The first round of voting for the SCBWI Crystal Kite award has been
completed, and we now have 6 finalists for the New England region:
  • Leslie Bulion for AT THE SEA FLOOR CAFE
  • Lita Judge for RED SLED
  • Jo Knowles for PEARL
  • Padma Venkatraman for ISLAND'S END

Congratulations to all of you!!

Let's join together to choose the successor for Brian Lies who won last
year's award. Voting will be open from now until March 16th.

To vote, go to www.scbwi.org
1. Select the yellow "MEMBER LOGIN" button at the top of the page and
log in with your email address and password (If the button says "LOG OUT,"
then you're already logged in.)
2. Click on the "MEMBER HOME" button, and then, from your member
homepage, choose "See what's going on in your region!"
3. Click on the "Crystal Kite" tab at the top of your Regional Chapter's
4. Choose the title you wish to vote for, and click on "VOTE FOR THIS
TITLE" to make your selection!

Good luck to all the finalists!