New to the KidLit Blog World?

Would you do me a favor? 

If you are a children’s writer or illustrator — published or unpublished — with a relatively new blog, would you drop me a note in the comments to let me know your username (for LJ) or the URL if it’s another blogging platform?  In an upcoming post, I’d like to share a list of newer bloggers so that those of us who have been here a little longer can say a proper welcome.

For example,   is a writer who attended the blogging workshop that Carrie Jones, Jo Knowles, and I presented at NESCBWI this past weekend.  She’s just posted her first blog entry, with some gorgeous pictures of where she lives, and I know she’d love it if you dropped by her new blog to say hi.

Who else out there has a shiny new blog that some of us might not have discovered yet?  Don’t be shy… Leave a comment so we can all say hello, okay?

19 Replies on “New to the KidLit Blog World?

  1. count me in

    Hi Kate,
    Your fabulous workshop has inspired me. I’m going to start a blog. The only hitch is I haven’t yet, and so don’t have a URL for you, but this is further incentive to get me to get going. I’ll let you know where I am just as soon as I can review the notes from the session!
    Sarah Albee

  2. Re: count me in

    Yay!! I, for one, would be very interested in what you’d have to say on a blog. It was great to see you this weekend. Congrats again on your book release!

  3. Hey there. Thanks for doing this shout out to the newbies like me.
    (dcirone is my LJ username). I’ve had this LJ thing for a few months, but didn’t know what to do with it, until your workshop with Jo and Carrie.
    I’ll be sure to tell my other writing crit group members too.

  4. Baby blogger!

    Hi, Kate –

    Thanks so much for offering to help us newbies build our blogging communities. Your workshop at NESCBWI was incredibly helpful and inspired me to give blogging a shot. So here goes….my LiveJournal username is LSFlynn (

    Thanks for doing this!

  5. Thanks so much for doing this! I know it’s too late to include my blog but I wanted to let you know that I’m refocusing my blog on MG lit. Over summer break one of main goals is the create page or two on my blog that lists MG bloggers and authors. I’ll be checking out the ones you listed for sure!