In this week's newsletter: new literacy poster, new & revamped comics, Golden Marmot award, escape rooms, Starbucks napkin doodle and more!
View this email in your browser
Hi everyone,

Forgot to mention in my previous newsletter: I NEVER add people to my mailing list without asking them first. If you didn't sign up for my mailing list recently, it's possibly you signed up early last year when I first announced my plans to do a newsletter and then didn't post any for the rest of the year. If you've changed your mind since then, please feel free to unsubscribe (link at bottom) without fear of offence. 

My nugget of wisdom for this week: Don't focus so much on the end goal(s) that you forget to enjoy the journey. With that in mind, I'm doing a Snoopy dance of celebration that I actually did send out a second newsletter this year! Yes, I know I still need to see if I can sustain this longterm but for now: WOOHOO!

What I've been doing this past week:

I've updated my lists of kidlit/YA agents, editors and librarians on Twitter.

On Inkygirl, I asked Patricia Newman, Barney Saltzberg and Christian Trimmer Three Questions. Christian's debut picture book, SIMON'S NEW BED, just launched!

I tried my first Escape Room experience and loved it. Thanks to my friend Scott Nicholson (who helped found #ALAPlay at ALA,). Had a great conversation with Scott about board games and escape rooms in schools and libraries.

Have a great weekend, all!


Gave the Inkygirl Golden Marmot Award this week to Chuck Wendig for his wonderful tweet: "If you like a book by any author, the kindest thing you can do is tell everyone. Friends, family, review sites, squirrels, robots, dolphins."
Love Tim Federle's quote about books so much that I turned it into a print-ready poster.
I've turned my Unhappy Muse comic into a greeting card.
I blogged about how fonts are like fashion and shared my favorite Comic Sans music video ever. Read the blog post here. Added my Font Nerd Table comic and others to my Zazzle card shop.

"Picture books create readers from ground up. Don't rush children out of them." - Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? launched from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers earlier this year! Find out more about my first solo picture book (including lots of free bonus goodies).
If you're reading an archived issue of my newsletter and would like more:
Other places you can follow me:
See my FAQ for basic advice for aspiring writers and illustrators, promo and career inquiries. To contact me, please use this form, thanks.
Copyright © 2015 Debbie Ridpath Ohi, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences