A hearty shout-out from the Fire Escape to fellow bloggers:
- Lisa Yee for winning the James Thurber Writer-in-Residence Award.
- Chris Barton, who landed his second contract for a mysterious picture book called S.V.T., which I'm convinced is about vomit.
- Alvina Ling of Little Brown for editing two of the SCBWI 2006 Golden Kite Award winning books and now S.V.T., too.
- Cynthia Leitich Smith for the spotlight in an article about blogging authors in PW and for her just-released novel (Tantalize, Candlewick) already in its third printing.
- Jen Robinson for her interview on Kim and Jason's Escape Adulthood podcast show.
- Kelly Herold, who got a nice SLJ mention of the communal children's wiki novel she started.
- Betsy Bird for her forthcoming article about kid lit blogs in the next issue of Horn Book Magazine.