Monday, February 2, 2009

Thank you, Shrinking Violets

I have two apologies to make. First, I neglected to mention in my review of The 39 Clues: Maze of Bones
, that the book was a gift from Shrinking Violets Promotions, as part of their Twelve Days of Christmas: Introvert Style giveaway. Thank you, Robin and Mary!

Here is the latest on their generosity: they, together with a few other writers, are offering a scholarship for a SCBWI member to attend the August 2009 conference in LA.


To apply for the 2009 scholarship, submit a 250-word, double-spaced essay describing what you hope to accomplish by attending this year's summer conference. Send your essay to:

The application deadline is April 15th, 2009. The winner will be notified May 15th, 2009.

fAiRy gOdSiStErS, iNk. is a small, benevolent squadron of Santa Barbara children's book authors who believe in the magic of passing forward lucky breaks, bounty, and beneficence, as so many have done for us. We are: Thalia Chaltas, Mary Hershey, Valerie Hobbs, Robin LaFevers and Lee Wardlaw.

If you would like to share some fairy dust of your own to help send a writer to the 2009 Summer Conference, FGI welcomes your donations!

For more information about the grant and/or making a donation, please visit the FGI website (which will be up and running any day now! We promise!) at

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