The Weekly 411 (1/4/19)

© Will Hillenbrand

Jan. 4, 2019 vol. 1

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our email updates. Are you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations & camaraderie. This week's illustration is by Will Hillenbrand.


We are excited to feature YA author Tiana Smith and her debut novel, MATCH ME IF YOU CAN (Swoon Reads, Jan. 8, 2019), a romcom about a girl who goes behind her matchmaker friend's back to set herself up with her dream boy for homecoming. Enter to win a copy!

We also welcome middle grade author Dan Gemeinhart, and his new novel, THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF COYOTE SUNRISE, a father-daughter cross-country road trip story (Henry Holt & Co. BYR, Jan. 8, 2019). Enter to win a copy!

Roaring Twenties: YA & MG authors debuting in 2020 #roaring20s

Soaring Twenties: debut trade PB authors in 2020 #soaringPB20s

Jan 7: MG and YA Verse Novels Workshop with author Joy McCullough: Starts January 7th. Get feedback on your verse novel-in-progress from Joy McCullough, author of Blood Water Paint, and an intimate group of peers. Groups are capped at 5 writers. 

Jan. 15: Unleashing the Writer Within, with Eric Maisel. January 15th, 12-1:15pm ET. Join Eric Maisel, America's foremost creativity coach and the author of 50+ books, and learn how to effectively handle the challenges that all writers face: cracking through everyday resistance, maintaining a regular writing practice, handling the writing blues, sustaining motivation, tolerating the realities of process, and more. 

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