Happy Friday! The wonderful Kate Hart is still on the road, leaving us in charge of the weekly roundup.
THIS WEEK IN WRITING:
Author Alex Bracken talks about the nitty gritty details of deciding to leave a day job for writing.
Janice Hardy offers up some great questions to help keep your story moving forward.
Tips for beating writer's block!
Author E. Kristin Andersen has a wonderful series of Pride Month posts from various writers.
Author Bennett Madison discusses identity, diversity, inspiration and language.
THIS WEEK IN READING:
Life changing bookstores? Don't know about that, but they're pretty cool.
An interesting look at the impact of an author's biography on the reading experience.
George R. R. Martin has some teasers for his fans.
Kelly and Kimberly at Stacked start some preliminary Printz and Morris discussion at the halfway point of 2014.
Cory Doctorow highlights an essay by CS Lewis on why you should be proud to read children's literature.
Seth Macfarlane to match kickstarter donations to fund Reading Rainbow.
THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING:
Hachette is buying Perseus.
A new Judy Blume novel is forthcoming!
Sarah Polly is adapting John Green's LOOKING FOR ALASKA.
Roger Sutton has concerns about new ALA policies for award committee members.
Author Daniel Handler is supporting a young boy whose city wants him to remove his "little free library."
Sad news. Author Nancy Garden (ANNIE ON MY MIND) died this week.
THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF:
How do we pronounce or mispronounce common tech terms?
Powerful social adverstisements.
THIS WEEK IN RANDOM:
It's summer, which means clearly it's time to enjoy some more Bill Dance fishing bloopers. The first one's a doozy!