As promised and without, as they say, much ado here is the next editor of Words & Pictures....
But first the ado.
This week did you catch...
- The lovely Brenda Gardner and her wicked laugh on the latest Ask a Publisher podcast? (Thank you@CathyHopkins1 for that!)
- You can see our splendid new banner but have you met its creator, our new featured illustrator Julia Walther?
- Jo Unwin our latest Agent Confidential? Jo is also appearing at #scbiawcon14 in 3 weeks time!
- A BLOGALICIOUS break on Tuesday? The blogalicious blog breakers with Nick are... Sue Hyams, Dave Cousins, Mark Jones, Sheila Averbuch, Jane McLoughlin, Layn Marlow, Candy Gourlay and Vanessa Harbour! Wow!
Last Sunday I was all of a dither so didn't read the schedule right which means we can still look forward to Nicola L Robinson's Anatomy of a Monster. If you've seen Nicola's work you know this will be brilliant! We have a new Ask a Picture Book Editor, together with Picture Book Basics, what a treasure trove these picture book posts from Natascha, Ellie and John are. Plus we have some more scbwicon goodness - meet the conference volunteers!
Now some other important DEADLINE notices this week:
Click here for the Fabulous Darley Anderson Slushpile Challenge!Deadline November 2nd
And there's this....
|The 2014 W&P Advent Calendar!|
Click to enlarge
Conference Bookings close next Friday, 17th October
Only 3 weeks to go folks!
Only 3 weeks to go folks!
Now at last, here she is...
We're all smiles for W&P's next Ed!
Nancy is a lover of all things books. She has worked in libraries, Waterstone’s (when they still had the apostrophe), written short stories (published a few) and is currently working on her first novel for young adults. She’s been a conservation volunteer leader, a support worker for adults with learning difficulties, a yoga teacher, a traditional music fiddler, and a home educator of two now grown-up lovelies.
"I am both thrilled and honoured to be invited to join the W&P team as Editor. Having met Jan a couple of times now, and read through her posts on the site, I know that I have a veritable task ahead to uphold such enthusiasm and joy. Fortunately her sunshinyness is catching – and I have definitely got the bug. I can’t wait to meet everyone who’s clearly played such a fantastic and crucial role in producing a much needed watering-hole for SCBWI-BI members."
I am so happy to hand over to Nancy - she is the perfect person to take Words & Pictures forward - it's wonderful to meet someone with such enthusiasm, vision and humour. I'm completely convinced W&P is in very safe hands. The changeover will be gradual with Nancy completely in place some time after Christmas - it's a big old machine!
I'm off to cook the dinner, hope yours is a delicious Sunday too,