BLOG BREAK Good Books and Bad People

Nick Cross presents his fortnightly selection of must-read SCBWI-BI member blogs.

I firmly believe that everyone who has gone through the massive effort to write/illustrate a book and publish it should be celebrated. They have poured their heart and soul into a lasting work for others to enjoy, and deserve praise, not mockery. On the other hand, I found Pete Frederick's blog post about bizarre self-published children's books totally hilarious! Does that make me a bad person?

Someone who is definitely a good person is Leisa Stewart-Sharpe, who is blogging at My Book Corner to introduce her environmental non-fiction book What A Wonderful World.

Ruth Estevez has a new book out too, called The Monster Belt. It had a more unusual journey to publication than normal, which Ruth talks us through in her blog post.

Here's Sarah Broadley chatting to Bruna De Luca about the inspiration behind her new picture book I'm Not Cute, I'm Dangerous!

Finally, do you idly dream of your writing gaining the royal seal of approval? Well, Clare Helen Welsh doesn't need to dream any longer, because it actually happened.


*Feature image: Blog Break logo by Nick Cross

Nick Cross is Words & Pictures' Blog Network Editor. An Undiscovered Voices winner, he both writes and illustrates for children, and was honours winner of the SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for fiction.

Nick also blogs for Notes from the Slushpile. His most recent post finds him Mixing it Up - Challenging My Unconscious Biases to Add Diversity to My Writing

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