Fuse #8

Thursday, January 11, 2007

A Personal Request

Dear Children's Authors,

Hello. I have a request. For the past few days I've been attempting to find information on a host of different authors for a variety of different reasons. And certain writers amongst you have stymied me. Either you've just published your first book(s) this year and have never had to deal with hopping on the old fame machine or you are just a humble soul who hasn't the time or inclination to create a website based solely on your endeavors. A recent post on The Longstockings blog however compels me to fall to my little knees and beg you to give in to the ravages of time and technology.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE create a website. Don't do it for yourself. Don't do it for me. Just (altogether now) won't somebody PLEASE think of the children?

Okay, do it for me then. You'd be making my life so much easier. And hey, if someone wants to create a website that has a big old map and shows where all the living breathing children's authors out there live, I wouldn't mind too terribly either.

You should check out the Longstocking post in any case since the comments are worth their weight in gold. Literaricat even made a list of the best of the author websites already out there.


At 3:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to know where a lot of children's book authors live, join the SCBWI (Society of Children's book Writers and Illustrators) and ask for their membership list. They even have an International branch. Another source is the membership list of the Author's guild -- but you do have to wade through a lot of YA and Adult authors there to find them.

Not all children's book writers belong to either organization, but many do.

www.childrensbookguild.org is another organization of children's book authors -- but it does also include librarians and booksellers. Most authors who belong to this one do have websites.

Google "librarians who are authors" (or vice versa, I forget) and you'll find the website of a librarian-writer who has collected an amazing group. Did you know that AVI used to work in a library?

Just some thoughts.
-librarian, writer, grandmother (now mom, again)

At 1:05 PM , Blogger Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

For all the children out there - and for you too - see


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