The Weekly 411 (3/1/19)

© Priscilla Alpaugh

Mar. 1, 2019 vol. 9

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 Priscilla Alpaugh.


Today we are excited to feature author Victoria Lee and her debut YA novel, THE FEVER KING (Skyscape Mar. 1, 2019) on its publication date! Be sure to enter to win a copy.

We also feature debut picture book author Danielle Dufayet. Danielle is the author of YOU ARE YOUR STRONG, illustrated  Jennifer Zivoin (Magination Press Mar. 19, 2019). Enter to win a copy.


Today we are excited to feature German illustrator Torben Kuhlmann and his recent book, ARMSTRONG SPECIAL EDITION: THE ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY OF A MOUSE ON THE MOON (NorthSouth Books May 2019) (originally published 2016). Enter to win a copy!

On the first of each month in 2019, we feature an illustrator who won or placed in our Kidlit411 Banner Contest, and we switch our website banner and Facebook page cover image. For the month of March, we feature Priscilla Alpaugh

© Priscilla Alpaugh
Enter to win two of her books, HOLD THIS, by Carolyn Cory Scoppettone (Islandport Press) and DON'T EAT THAT! by David Ciccarelli (Islandport Press):

Marketing & Creating a Platform

Perfect2020PBs: debut PB authors in 2020 #Perfect2020PBs

Author Platform: How to Build One and Stay Sane

April 5-6 The Color of Children's Literature Conference Kweli Journal's two-day conference celebrating and supporting indigenous and POC writers and illustrators. Master classes in PB, MG, and YA. Panels and workshops with top editors, agents, and authors. (New York, NY)

Joy Moore

On Doomsday, Diversity, and Blind Spots in My Worldview

Slowly, Step by Step (Advice from Avi)

Marcie Colleen's Study Hall (month-long online critique group under guidance of professional, multi-published author)

How to Crowd Fund Your Writing with Patreon

Are you Tough Enough to Be an Indie Writer?


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  1. I loved reading about your process as I am still trying to find the best possible way to marry the looseness of watercolor with the precision of computer imaging. Thanks so much.

  2. Great blog today! So excited for Danielle.

  3. Lots of news! Thanks for keeping us updated and in the know!


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