Aside from a few queries Renee and I are looking at more closely, we’ve answered all queries sent prior to March 10th. While I’m traveling to New York and Bologna, Renee will keep up the hard work of reading queries. If you sent a query prior to March 10th, and you don’t hear from us today (Monday the 18th), you can resend your query to the usual firstname.lastname@example.org address, and copy Renee at email@example.com. Thanks!
One of the blogs I read regularly is Blue Rose Girls, an interesting collective of children’s book professionals including writers, artists, a former librarian, and an editor. The post yesterday said, in part:
Some of you may have seen a video on the blog today. There one minute, gone the next. It was a stop animation of two upholstered chairs doing “the nasty” on a rooftop.[…] I should explain that I put it up because it’s a very cool and artistic video. Artistic creative things get my artistic creative juices flowing. I make books by being inspired. Enough said.
But someone complained that it wasn’t appropriate for a children’s book blog, and so it came down.