Gotta admit. This is awkward.
I’ve been staring at my computer for the past twenty minutes, trying to figure out how to title and start this blog post without sounding too dramatic in a parting is such sweet sorrow, don’t cry for me, Argentina kind of way. At the same time, however, I don’t want to sound blasé because As The Eraser Burns has been a part of my life since … wow, January, 2011, over seven years! But after much careful thought, I’ve decided to step down as our regional blog coordinator.
Part of me already regrets this decision … the territorial, stubborn part who believes I could handle everything on my plate if I just worked harder and focused. Writing this post alone makes me want to roll my sleeves up with renewed spirit but the time has come for me close this wonderful chapter of my life and focus on my own writing.
As for the future of As The Eraser Burns, the site will be undergoing some changes to better meet the region’s needs. And now that I’m finished doing clean-up work including adding links in the menu to our most informative posts, there’s nothing left for me to say other than thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life! I have truly enjoyed blogging for As The Eraser Burns and will miss it dearly.
Thank you and as always, happy writing and drawing!
Hmm. That’s not a bad title, actually….
Happy Friday, everyone! Today, I’m sharing another Coffee & Conversation with a presenter from our recent SCBWI MD/DE/WV 25th Annual 25 and Still We Revise conference that I had missed. (Oh, the shame!!) Yesterday, we chatted with Laura Shovan, today it’s Literary Agent, Quressa Robinson in the cyber chair!
Quressa joined the Nelson Literary Agency in 2017 after working at a previous agency and as an editor for five years. She is originally from San Francisco, but has been living in New York City for over a decade. As a New York based agent, she is eager to build her YA and Adult lists. When not curled on her couch reading, she plays video games, enjoys too much TV–mostly Sailor Moon and Harry Potter (Slytherin!), eats delicious things, drinks champagne, hangs out with her very clever husband, and adds another “dramatic” color to her lipstick collection. Continue reading
Wow. I don’t know about you, but my head is still spinning in the most delicious way from this past weekend’s 25th Annual SCBWI MD/DE/WV Conference! I must confess, though. Sometimes I have a hard time doing conference recaps because I’m so fired up to WRITE and CREATE and REBOOT that I just want to move forward with sleeves rolled up and fingers curled over my keyboard.
Which to me, is the sign of a really excellent conference and this year’s was no exception!
Our annual conference starts tomorrow, y’all. Tomorrow! Yikes! It feels as though our 25th Annual Still We Re(vise) Conference has crept up from behind us and jumped out to scream HELLO! Or maybe that’s just me because I feel so utterly unprepared. Maybe you already have your bags packed, notepads ready, and book money ready to be spent.
For those of you who feel as unprepared as me, no worries, here’s a giant post on everything you need to know! Continue reading
A belated congratulations and mighty woo-HOO to Chiêu Anh Urban for the January 2nd release of her latest title, Quiet as a Mouse: And Other Animal Idioms!
Are you hungry as a bear? Sly as a fox? Stubborn as a mule? Introducing ANIMAL IDIOMS!
Time for the final Coffee & Conversation with presenters from our 25th annual SCBWI MD/DE/WV 25 and Still We R(ev)ise 25th Annual Conference! Joining us today is Associate Editor, Alex Ulyett, who’s going to be quite busy at the conference with three presentations! But first, if you’ve missed any of the other previous interviews, here’s the links:
Alex is an Associate Editor at Viking Children’s Books, where he acquires and edits fiction and nonfiction for kids and teens. Some of his current authors include David Arnold, Deborah Noyes, Lisa Bunker, Cristina Moracho, and Arvin Ahmadi. Before coming to Viking, Alex studied English at Princeton University and worked at Basic Books and Writers House. Continue reading