The Hornbook’s blog “Out of the Box,” which looks at things worth mentioning but not of Magazine quality or Guide standards (like, say, paperback originals, activity books, apps…) posted my entry about ChLA (Children’s Literature Association conference, 2012, “Literary Slipstreams”). You can read that here. Hopefully “Out of the Box” will be posting some new entries from me soon. I’m going to be working on one this weekend. Also, cross your fingers that I’ll get a couple reviews in the Guide for some picturebooks and one in the Magazine. We’ll see. None of this will lead to a job at The Horn Book or anything, but I’ll have some professional experience that will be published. IF I can get my stuff together & do well, the opportunities have at least been suggested to me if not guaranteed.
I also finally finished and submitted my paper to be edited for possible inclusion in a book based on the papers presented at the Catwoman to Katniss conference. I have some sources I need to check & citations I need to verify, but other than that it’s all done. I am a little annoyed that the book I need to verify is checked out of the Simmons library right now. Seriously, who besides me needs a book about the history of clowning and pantomime? Harumph & such. Hopefully all this will come to fruition as well.
Now I’m preparing to move house on Wednesday, and then my summer will be all preparing for that teaching assistantship & making a really in depth annotated bibliography to send to my thesis advisor. Speaking of, I had a phone conversation with Karen Coats (to whom I shall refer as KCoats from now on). I think we’ll get on well, and she’ll really push me on my ideas. She did bring up Freud in our first conversation, but I will forgive her because this is her website. Check out her CV. She has worked with everyone important in my field (Exaggeration, but barely).
This is how I feel about it all: