Friday, May 14, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different...

We're knights of the round table
We dance when e'er we're able
We do routines and parlour scenes
With footwork impecc-Able
We dine well here in Camelot
We eat ham and jam and spam a lot!
 
* BOOK NEWS *

Recently announced - Writers Digest 101 Best Writer Sites

Marketing Tips For Authors had several good items this week - You can still sell information and make money and Author Blogging tips

Stephen King weighs in - to agent or not to agent? B. Miller Fiction

Using teacher guides as marketing tools - J. Aday Kennedy

When writing, it’s all in the details - Straight From Hel

And don’t miss the Fifteen Fantasy Island Favorites!!! Sign up for Monday’s event at Arlee’s blog - Tossing It Out


Stephen posted some questions about reviewers the other day, so thought I’d throw out a list of the big reviewers in the USA:

ALA Booklist
Foreword Magazine
Horn Book Review
Kirkus Reviews
KLIATT
Library Journal
Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
BookPage
New York Times
LA Times
Midwest Book Review

Note that most of these are pre-publication reviewers and require ARCs or galleys several months prior to publication. Only Midwest accepts subsidy press titles or books after their release date. A few are for children's books only.

For a list of online reviewers, go to Book Connector and enter your genre. Magazine, periodical, blogger, and other review sites!


* CAPTION WINNER *

Susan - “Don't bother me now...can't you see I'm in my litter box?”


Of course! Where else does a kitten go but on the carpet?

And poor Calvin - her nickname was Yoda as a kitten!

* PHOTO OF THE DAY *

And now to prove that Yoda did grow up to be a beautiful cat!

 
 
And just so everyone knows, my inlaws have been visiting, so I've not been online as much. Really hope to get back to a normal schedule next week!

20 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

Love the caption and that is a beautiful cat.

Thanks for the great links.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Helen Ginger said...

Yoda looks like she knows she's beautiful and is waiting for you to reward her with a treat.

Thanks for the list.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Karen Walker said...

What a lovely kitty. I don't think I've seen a pure white cat before. Mmmmmmm.
Karen

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Calvin was so pretty - just not that photogenic.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looking forward to the Fifteen Fantasy Island Favorites!

Susan Fields said...

Aha - my caption won - hooray!

Calvin is a gorgeous kitty. :)

I hope you're having a wonderful visit with your inlaws.

Elana Johnson said...

Great links! I've missed some of these as I fell off the blogosphere earlier this week.

arlee bird said...

Thanks for the reminder about the Stephen King article-- I started reading it the other day and never finished.

Looking forward to your contributions for the May 17th FIFTEEN FANTASY ISLAND FAVORITES.

Now back to those inlaws!

Lee
Tossing It Out

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

First of all--New Follower! *waves*

Not sure how I've missed your blog all this time, but I've found you now! (dun dun dunnnnn) Anyone who writes AND loves cats is definitely someone I want to get to know a little better. :)

And thanks for all these links and info. I can tell I'm going to enjoy your posts. I will warn you though, I do a lot of blog hopping at work, which sometimes makes commenting hard. But I'm awesome at lurking. Just because you don't see me doesn't mean I'm not reading. :)

Have a great weekend!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Susan, congrats, and I am enjoying my inlaws.

Lee, can't wait!

Shannon, thanks for following! You probably missed me because I've been promoting my latest book for the past two months and on the road and just not doing what I need to do here at my blog. Next week, life returns to normal!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

oh - you totally rock with this list! Thank you!

The Old Silly said...

Good Friday post as usual ... just lOVE that caption, lol.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Wow! If it weren't for you, Diane, I might never have known that my blog, Sharing with Writers (www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com) was named to the Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites again!

Thank you!
http://bookmarketingmaven.typepad.com/ezine/book-marketing-april-2010-.html

Jemi Fraser said...

That is a pretty cat! Enjoy the visit with your family! :)

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Sorry it's been so nlong since i've stopped by. Just saying hi!!

Lydia Kang said...

Those were so funny!
Nice to meet you! I'm a new follower!

Stephen Tremp said...

Great picture of little kitty. Thanks for the list of reviewers. I'll check them out. Have fun with the in-laws.

Stephen Tremp

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Good to see you Michelle!

Welcome, Lydia!

And Stephen, since you can't use and of the pre-pub reviewers, hope you find a lot through Book Connector.

Allyn Evans said...

Thanks for the reviewers list. Beautiful cat!

Nancy J. Parra said...

Hi L. Diane, thanks for the great links. Have a super weekend! Cheers~