@gregpincus: TOPIC: What's hot in children's and YA lit? What trends do you see...

and what do you see coming? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:00 am

@BonnieAdamson: TOPIC: What's hot in children's and YA lit? What trends do you see... and what do you see coming? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:00 am

@BonnieAdamson: Hi, everyone! packing for LA--yayyyyyy!!! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:00 am

@gregpincus: Also - there will be a #kidlitchat tweetup in the hotel lobby at #LA12SCBWI on Friday night at 8:30! Come say "hi!"
August 1, 2012, 1:01 am

@ilanawaters: @JGCanada Whuh? Huh? *looks up* Must've fallen asleep on 1 of the tables. Thanks for the compliments. Don't tear the streamers. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:01 am

@chihuahuazero: Hey, guys! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:02 am

@JGCanada: @BonnieAdamson This is the topic I've been waiting for. My nightstand is full of vampires, angels and werewolves. #shoo! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:02 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @BonnieAdamson Jealous I won't be there this year! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:02 am

@BonnieAdamson: @JGCanada Lol--they're hard to resist! #kidlitchat

August 1, 2012, 1:02 am

@chihuahuazero: @ilanawaters @JGCanada Drank too much? :p #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:02 am

@JGCanada: @ilanawaters Boy, this place fills up fast! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:03 am

@BonnieAdamson: @HeyWhitney Yes!!! So exciting to see online friends IRL--can't wait! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:03 am

@chihuahuazero: Are dystopians here to stay or are they exiting? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:03 am

@JGCanada: @chihuahuazero @ilanawaters We only have Kool-Aid here. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:03 am

@ilanawaters: Hi @BonnieAdamson! Hi @chihuahuazero! *waves* Trends...well, fairy tales are huge, which I think is AWESOME. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:04 am

@DonelleLacy: hi people! haven't gotten to participate in weeks! Missed it! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:04 am

@chihuahuazero: @JGCanada @ilanawaters Maybe someone spiked it with butterbeer? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:04 am

@ilanawaters: @chihuahuazero @JGCanada Ha-ha--I just started! Snapple counts, right? #kidlitchat

August 1, 2012, 1:05 am

@story_queen: @gregpincus Yay! Hope to meet everyone! #kidlitchat #LA12SCBWI
August 1, 2012, 1:05 am

@ilanawaters: @JGCanada I hope I brought enough chairs...*checks guest list* #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:05 am

@LM_Preston: I'm seeing dystopian #kidlitchat for 2013 and paranormal
August 1, 2012, 1:05 am

@DonelleLacy: @ilanawaters LOVE that fairy tales are still big. Hoping it'll hold til my YA is published. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:05 am

@BonnieAdamson: @ilanawaters There's plenty of floor space . . . #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:06 am

@ilanawaters: @JGCanada @chihuahuazero *pours something mysterious into KoolAid* *giggles* #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:06 am

@karensandlerYA: @gregpincus Is that an actual live face-to-face meet-up? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:06 am

@JGCanada: @story_queen @gregpincus I'm jealous! #toronto #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:06 am

@dianezahler: Yay fairytales!RT @ilanawaters @BonnieAdamson@chihuahuazero! Trends...well, fairy tales are huge, which I think is AWESOME. #kidlitchat

August 1, 2012, 1:06 am

@gregpincus: @LM_Preston A dystopian #kidlitchat!!!! :-)
August 1, 2012, 1:06 am

@karensandlerYA: @LM_Preston People keep saying that dystopia is on its way out (and paranormal). But who knows? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:06 am

@CDaleyAuthor: I'm curious about YA too, since most of the teen girls I know are still into paranormals and contemporary romances. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:06 am

@ilanawaters: @chihuahuazero @JGCanada I was JUST thinking of an HP-type spiking! You are a freaky mind-reader! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:07 am

@chihuahuazero: I'm hoping psychics or spirits won't explode on me. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:07 am

@gregpincus: @karensandlerYA It is! We'll be hanging out in the lobby to meet in real life #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:07 am

@ilanawaters: @BonnieAdamson *starts dancing by herself waaay too early into the party* #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:07 am

@PBWorkshop: Me, too. One day... >RT @JGCanada: @story_queen @gregpincus Im jealous! #toronto #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:07 am

@story_queen: @JGCanada @gregpincus Don't be too jealous--I am just hoping I can stay up that late! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:07 am

@DonelleLacy: Does anyone foresee more adventures with female protags instead of just romances breaking out? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:07 am

@JGCanada: Is it my imagination or are there more celebrities writing kidlit than ever? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:07 am

@ilanawaters: @DonelleLacy IKR? Every time someone announces a trend, whoosh! There is goes *watches it fly* #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:08 am

@BonnieAdamson: @ilanawaters Hahahaha. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:08 am

@rachelnseigel: @JGCanada Not your imagination at all! And of them all, only a few r actually any good. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:08 am

@karensandlerYA: @gregpincus Oh, boy. It will be fun to meet IRL (although I've already met you). That will be right after the PAN booksigning. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:08 am

@chihuahuazero: @JGCanada I only heard of Chris Colfer. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:08 am

@JGCanada: @story_queen @gregpincus LOL!n#kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:08 am

@story_queen: Love to see mg fantasy (says the author or a mg fantasy that releases in Sept.:) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:08 am

@DonelleLacy: @ilanawaters yep! Really hoping I can get an audience who wants to read a mystery/fantasy/adventure with a girl protag. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:09 am

@ilanawaters: OMG, @dianezahler is here! *passes out* #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:09 am

@chihuahuazero: -wants more male MCs- Nah. Won't go there. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:09 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @DonelleLacy I certainly hope so. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:09 am

@DonelleLacy: @story_queen MG fantasy is doing pretty well from what I've seen! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:09 am

@karensandlerYA: I'm not really reading the latest and greatest kidlit. So I guess I don't have my finger on the pulse of anything cutting edge. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:09 am

@RosanneParry: @DonelleLacy I think there has always been adventure loving girls in MG so where do they go in YA? My kids are bored by romance. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:09 am

@LM_Preston: Sorry typing from my iphone isn't easy, lol! RT @gregpincus: A dystopian #kidlitchat!!!! :-)

August 1, 2012, 1:10 am

@dianezahler: @ilanawaters Hi! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:10 am

@story_queen: @DonelleLacy Let's hope it continues!! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:10 am

@karensandlerYA: What about science fiction? Anyone except me excited about that? (Self-serving question) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:10 am

@chihuahuazero: @RosanneParry @DonelleLacy Most of the time, the adventurous ones fall in live anyways. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:10 am

@LM_Preston: Maybe the more reason to write them, lol! Since it's got a strong following RT @karensandlerYA: But who knows? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:11 am

@DonelleLacy: @RosanneParry well, once I publish they can go there! It's got a little spooky Victorian going too. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:11 am

@gregpincus: @story_queen Two words: coff and eeeeeee! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:11 am

@chihuahuazero: @LM_Preston @gregpincus I'm on my iPhone too! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:11 am

@story_queen: @dianezahler @ilanawaters Hi Diane!! This is Shelley--so nice to meet

you on twitter! (You blurbed my book!!) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:11 am

@JGCanada: @chihuahuazero Madonna, Henry Winkler... (trying to think of others I've seen lately - there're a bunch). #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:11 am

@ilanawaters: @RosanneParry @DonelleLacy I guess YA is when thoughts turn to romance, so that's what the writing's about? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:12 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @karensandlerYA Me! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:12 am

@story_queen: @gregpincus You are NOT kidding! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:12 am

@LM_Preston: It's way of 'helping' isn't always effective RT @chihuahuazero: I'm on my iPhone too! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:12 am

@DonelleLacy: personally, I like a little romance in books if the MC is old enough, but not the whole plot. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:12 am

@RosanneParry: @DonelleLacy @story_queen My kids are eager to read Seraphina, a new fantasy w/ a musician heroine. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:12 am

@PaulWHankins: Psst. . .#kidlitchat is at the same time as this discussion. If I keep the tweet count down, they'll never know I was over here. #pathccss
August 1, 2012, 1:12 am

@dianezahler: @story_queen I LOVED your book. The Seven Tales of Trinket, everyone -- watch for it! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:13 am

@ilanawaters: @DonelleLacy If you write something good enough, someone will read it. Cowboys in space sounded ridiculous...until Firefly. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:13 am

@JGCanada: @ilanawaters @dianezahler That could also be the Kool-Aid... #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:13 am

@chihuahuazero: @ilanawaters @RosanneParry @DonelleLacy I'm hypocritical. I'm getting tired of romance yet I'm writing one. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:13 am

@DonelleLacy: @ilanawaters exactly! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:13 am

@story_queen: I wonder if the success of The One and Only Ivan will bring more animal mg books. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:14 am

@gregpincus: @PaulWHankins Your secret is safe with us! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:14 am

@ilanawaters: @dianezahler So nice to tweet you! Thanks for coming! *does happy dance* #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:14 am

@Scribbler2: First timer. Just lurking for now. #kidlitchat

August 1, 2012, 1:14 am

@RosanneParry: @DonelleLacy Ooh! they really like Victorian/steampunk/british humor in general. Title? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:14 am

@DonelleLacy: @chihuahuazero romance is a spice to my reading in YA, not the whole meal. Done right I can really get behind it. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:14 am

@story_queen: @dianezahler Thank you! You are the best!! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:14 am

@garbergrumble: Does anyone have a middle grade dystopian series or standalone that they love? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:14 am

@chihuahuazero: @Scribbler2 I'm a second-timer! Hello! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:15 am

@ilanawaters: @chihuahuazero Not hypocritical. You write what you're familiar with. Are you at least having fun? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:15 am

@story_queen: Commercial break: HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY POTTER!! Back to our regularly scheduled chat. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:16 am

@DonelleLacy: @RosanneParry A Shadow Story. The MC's name is Lividia Blackwell. Have a full and a partial out right now. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:16 am

@gregpincus: @Scribbler2 Hi! When you get time, there are great chat tips and explanations here: http://t.co/A7xpEtGP (via @inkyelbows) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:16 am

@RosanneParry: @DonelleLacy Yes, when the character doesn't want anything but a man, that's when they get bored. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:16 am

@chihuahuazero: RT @story_queen: Commercial break: HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY POTTER!! Back to our regularly scheduled chat. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:16 am

@gayleenrabakukk: RT @garbergrumble: a middle grade dystopian series or standalone that they love? I really liked Dark Life - cowboys under ocean #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:16 am

@Scribbler2: Hi to all! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:16 am

@TravelerJuly: Nothingt's to edgy for YA these days, right? like chemical warfare isn't? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:16 am

@ilanawaters: @story_queen Ha-ha! Yes, happy b-day, HP. And now, a word from our sponsor...#kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:16 am

@DonelleLacy: @RosanneParry we have that in common. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:16 am

@JGCanada: @garbergrumble This is not my fave genre (understatement) but would "Benedict Society" qualify as dystopian? LOOOVE it. #kidlitchat

August 1, 2012, 1:16 am

@story_queen: @RosanneParry @DonelleLacy Seraphina is on my nightstand! Must finish Code Name Verity, first. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:17 am

@jodyfeldman: Anyone know if some trends come as a result of changes in education standards? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:17 am

@ilanawaters: @DonelleLacy @RosanneParry Oooo--good name. Good luck w/your subs. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:17 am

@JGCanada: @chihuahuazero @Scribbler2 Hello! @inkyelbows is always a great source of info - any time! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:17 am

@RosanneParry: @DonelleLacy Good luck! :-) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:18 am

@gregpincus: @RosanneParry @DonelleLacy Unless the other character is an alien who wants to eat the man.... #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:18 am

@DonelleLacy: @JGCanada I really want to read that book! One I really liked, but it's not dystopian was Fly Trap by Frances Hardinge. MG? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:18 am

@chihuahuazero: @gayleenrabakukk @garbergrumble I read that book! Not sure if the sequel's on my TBR list. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:18 am

@DonelleLacy: @ilanawaters thanks! I wasn't sure about it at first. Thought it might be too vague or simple. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:18 am

@DonelleLacy: @gregpincus I would read that. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:18 am

@Scribbler2: @gregpincus Will check them out.#kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:18 am

@pattyjmchats: @gregpincus: Topic, please:) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:18 am

@DonelleLacy: @RosanneParry thanks! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:19 am

@gregpincus: @jodyfeldman Here was an interesting article on what Common Core means to pubs (and writers!): http://t.co/VfxAFoPy #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:19 am

@JGCanada: @DonelleLacy What's Fly Trap? I'm looking for YA books to review. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:19 am

@gregpincus: @jodyfeldman My guess would be that it'll help non-fiction.... #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:19 am

@RosanneParry: @jodyfeldman Hi Jody! :-) Common core should mean a raise in nonfiction titles--so I've heard. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:19 am

@ilanawaters: @gregpincus @RosanneParry @DonelleLacy Ugh. Stop. You're making me hungry. ;-P #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:19 am

@gregpincus: @pattyjmchats what's hot, what trends we see, what is on the horizon... #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:20 am

@jodyfeldman: @gregpincus Thanks. Good reading for later. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:20 am

@dianezahler: Anybody see history on the horizon? I ask because...well, you know. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:20 am

@pattyjmchats: @gregpincus: Thanks! Gearing up for @SCBWI/LA??? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:21 am

@chihuahuazero: Are there any good YA books with psychics and spirits? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:21 am

@DonelleLacy: @JGCanada I think Fly Trap is considered MG but my library puts it in YA. 11yo girl con artist, evil goose, great worldbuilding #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:21 am

@story_queen: @gregpincus @jodyfeldman As a teacher as well as a writer, I have all kinds of mixed feelings about CC. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:21 am

@jodyfeldman: @RosanneParry @gregpincus I also understand myths might see a boost. #kidlitchat

August 1, 2012, 1:21 am

@CDaleyAuthor: I'm hoping for my MG fantasies. I like reading them, and I have a full out at the moment. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:21 am

@jodyfeldman: @story_queen You're not alone. I have many teacher friends. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:22 am

@dianezahler: Don't we all. RT @story_queen: @gregpincus @jodyfeldman As a teacher as well as a writer, I have mixed feelings about CC. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:22 am

@JGCanada: @story_queen @gregpincus @jodyfeldman What's Common Core? Is it an American and/or curriculum term? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:22 am

@pattyjmchats: @pattyjmchats: @RosanneParry @jodyfeldman Good stories (whether FIC or NF) will always be HOT:) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:22 am

@ImFreckles: I hope to jump in and out of the #writestuff chat... and the #kidlitchat too! Love chatting with writers & bookie people
August 1, 2012, 1:22 am

@story_queen: @dianezahler I think history always has a place in kid's lit--especially if handled by a fantastic writer....like...um..you! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:23 am

@DonelleLacy: @JGCanada nearly forgot. Fly By Night is the first book. Fly Trap is the second. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:23 am

@ilanawaters: @dianezahler I see the book bloggers doing a LOT of historicals. Romances, YA--even MG. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:23 am

@chihuahuazero: I want to read a YA about a teen celeb--with a dark story. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:23 am

@gregpincus: @pattyjmchats Yeah. I'm sadly not attending... but as a local, I will be there a bunch hanging out. #Kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:23 am

@DonelleLacy: @CDaleyAuthor good luck! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:23 am

@dianezahler: @story_queen From your fingers to...! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:23 am

@JGCanada: @chihuahuazero I've heard of one called Small Medium at Large. Don't know more than that tho. #kidlitchatnhttp://t.co/PyM3yhHn
August 1, 2012, 1:24 am

@pattyjmchats: @gregpincus: Too many deadlines and commitments like me??? *sniff sniff* #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:24 am

@story_queen: @dianezahler @gregpincus @jodyfeldman Common Core- I look forward to some consistency, but I fear uniformity, make any sense? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:25 am

@story_queen: @dianezahler Can you give us all a hint...just a teeny one? #kidlitchat

August 1, 2012, 1:25 am

@karensandlerYA: How about apocalyptic YA? Does that fall into the same category as dystopias? As SF? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:25 am

@dianezahler: @story_queen I think it'll be a long time till uniformity. People are still trying to figure out what it all means. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:25 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @DonelleLacy Thanks, you too :) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:26 am

@RosanneParry: @jodyfeldman @gregpincus Poetry and biography also count as nonfiction. I'd be glad to seem more poetry published #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:26 am

@chihuahuazero: @karensandlerYA To me, the line blurs. See: Ashes, Ashes. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:26 am

@story_queen: @dianezahler I hope so. I really hope so. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:26 am

@dianezahler: @story_queen Hmmm...Late medieval. Based On a True Story. MG. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:27 am

@TravelerJuly: Reading Mainspring right now. I guess it's a good example of a book with a teen protagonist that doesn't really feel like YA. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:27 am

@garbergrumble: @JGCanada I've been meaning to try Mysterious Benedict, sounds like its worth it! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:27 am

@ilanawaters: @jodyfeldman @RosanneParry @gregpincus Oooo--I love reading/writing myths too! What a great time to be a writer. And to be me! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:27 am

@pattyjmchats: @story_queen: Good teachers will do great things w/them...as they do with everything. Hopefully, they will help the others:) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:27 am

@jodyfeldman: @story_queen Makes sense that we don't want to crank out clones, but need some accountability #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:27 am

@ilanawaters: @chihuahuazero So write that sucker! I double-dog dare you. *throws down gauntlet* #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:28 am

@RosanneParry: @chihuahuazero I think it's called A Drowned Maidens Hair. Psychics and spirits quite creepy! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:28 am

@story_queen: @jodyfeldman It will be very interesting, I can say that much! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:28 am

@story_queen: @CDaleyAuthor More mg fantasies!! Yay! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:28 am

@JGCanada: @garbergrumble I love the whole series! There's a new one - a "prequel" that may be the best of the bunch. Couldn't put it down! #kidlitchat

August 1, 2012, 1:28 am

@ilanawaters: @JGCanada @chihuahuazero I read about that on a blog. The blogger loved it. Can't remember which...#kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:28 am

@CDaleyAuthor: Hey! #kidlitchat is trending!
August 1, 2012, 1:29 am

@jodyfeldman: @RosanneParry True, though regardless of trends I will end up writing what I best like to write and what I write best #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:29 am

@DonelleLacy: Does anyone feel like YA is getting more and more action-oriented than it has been before? or more romance-oriented? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:29 am

@chihuahuazero: Going early. Need to write a to-do list. #kidlitchat #amwriting
August 1, 2012, 1:29 am

@story_queen: Well said! RT @pattyjmchats " Good teachers will do great things w/them...as they do with everything." #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:30 am

@DonelleLacy: It feels to me like writers can't take time to build the story anymore with all the push to start with action. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:30 am

@JGCanada: @garbergrumble Here's some info on Benedict Society (from my blog). http://t.co/3W3tGtu1 #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:30 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @story_queen Here here! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:31 am

@garbergrumble: @chihuahuazero @gayleenrabakukk I don't know this series, but I like the sound of it. Who is the author? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:31 am

@ilanawaters: @chihuahuazero That takes you a half-hour? *eye bulge* Dang. Good luck w/the actual *doing.* Sad to see you go...#kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:31 am

@story_queen: @dianezahler You had me at medieval! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:31 am

@pattyjmchats: Off topic: Anyone see the doc "Miss Representation" ??? Soooo impt for MG and YA boys/girls to see! (1 of 2) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:31 am

@ilanawaters: @CDaleyAuthor OMG, the next trend...is US!! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:32 am

@RosanneParry: @jodyfeldman Yes, and a large publisher always needs a little bit of everything every season. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:32 am

@TravelerJuly: @DonelleLacy What do you feel they were oriented with before? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:32 am

@ilanawaters: @DonelleLacy I notice it's getting much darker, which I don't always like. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:32 am

@pattyjmchats: It's about how girls/women are misrepresented in the media...and what we need to do about it. (2 of 2) WATCH IT! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:32 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @jodyfeldman @RosanneParry My sentiments exactly :) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:33 am

@pattyjmchats: Thanks, @story_queen! Right back at you:) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:33 am

@DonelleLacy: @TravelerJuly they were always laced with action and romance. I just noticed a trend in a faster pace for the plots. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:33 am

@DonelleLacy: @ilanawaters I noticed that too. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:33 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @ilanawaters I know right? A whole book of just #kidlitchat. 7 figure advance!
August 1, 2012, 1:33 am

@pattyjmchats: RT @pattyjmchats: @gregpincus: Too many deadlines and commitments like me??? *sniff sniff* #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:34 am

@JGCanada: @ilanawaters @DonelleLacy I know! Thank goodness for the Penderwicks, who lighten things up a bit! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:34 am

@ilanawaters: @CDaleyAuthor Ha-ha! Big Six, are you listening? #kidlitchat

August 1, 2012, 1:34 am

@JGCanada: @CDaleyAuthor @ilanawaters There is actually something... I think they're called TweetBooks? Seriously. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:35 am

@pattyjmchats: @ilanawaters: It's nearly 1/2 way through #kidlitchat and no drinking references from you? How come? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:35 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @pattyjmchats That does sound interesting. I'll have to look out for it. Especially since a good friend of mine's a model. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:35 am

@pattyjmchats: RT @JGCanada: @ilanawaters @DonelleLacy: Has anyone read THREE TIMES LUCKY??? A wonderfully spicy southern MG novel:) Loved it! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:36 am

@DonelleLacy: @JGCanada that book is on my TBR pile for sure. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:36 am

@TravelerJuly: @DonelleLacy Hm... I mean when did this trend begin? I'm young so I don't know the space between Judy Blume and Hunger Games. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:36 am

@DonelleLacy: @pattyjmchats no, but I'm always looking for interesting recommendations! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:37 am

@pattyjmchats: @CDaleyAuthor: I am recc EVERYONE with daughters and sons watch it! Sooo impt! IMHO #kidlitchat

August 1, 2012, 1:37 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @JGCanada @ilanawaters I didn't know that. I do know that Texts from a Dog got a book deal though. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:37 am

@ilanawaters: @pattyjmchats Oh no--I've developed a reputation! I did make one before. Kool-Aid may have been involved. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:37 am

@JGCanada: @DonelleLacy Like modern-day Enid Blytons, maybe. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:37 am

@DonelleLacy: @TravelerJuly not sure. I think it's been building over the past 2-5 years. Given what's been popular lately. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:37 am

@pattyjmchats: @ilanawaters: No worries. I still respect you:) LOL #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:38 am

@ilanawaters: @pattyjmchats The references are actually intended to be ironic. The truth is, I rarely drink. #forreals #kidlitchat *hic*
August 1, 2012, 1:38 am

@JGCanada: @ilanawaters @pattyjmchats Busted! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:38 am

@DonelleLacy: My dream is to also illustrate YA or MG book covers too. Some of those are just great! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:38 am

@Loveofxena: RT @ReadingRockets: Rocket Writes a Story. An interview with author/illustrator Tad Hills: http://t.co/E2rpDwL2 #kidlit #kidlitchat (via @SLJournal)
August 1, 2012, 1:38 am

@ilanawaters: @pattyjmchats @JGCanada @DonelleLacy Haven't heard of that one, I'll admit. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:38 am

@gregpincus: What about in the picture book world? Is the "trend" still shorter texts rather than longer? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:39 am

@ilanawaters: @DonelleLacy @TravelerJuly What's been building? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:39 am

@ilanawaters: @CDaleyAuthor @JGCanada *snort* Great. Maybe "Farts from My Cat" has a chance. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:39 am

@JGCanada: @DonelleLacy After the last #kidlitchat I watched that TED talk on the guy who designs book covers. Great talk!
August 1, 2012, 1:40 am

@DonelleLacy: @ilanawaters more action, more romance, more supernatural in YA. Think of all the vampire this and werewolf that. Deadly stakes. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:41 am

@pattyjmchats: @ilanawaters: I have no probs with people who drink...I'd rather eat my calories:) LOL #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:41 am

@ImFreckles: my DH - who is an illustrator and I (writer) often talk about doing a book. lots of ideas, not sure about working 2gether #kidlitchat

August 1, 2012, 1:41 am

@JGCanada: @ilanawaters @CDaleyAuthor I know someone who wrote a corporate self-help book from his dog's point of view. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:41 am

@CDaleyAuthor: Did anyone else hear about Dennis Rodman getting a kids book deal today? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:42 am

@RosanneParry: @gregpincus Hoping common core will promote the older picture books w/ folktales, fairytales & myths So hard to sell one now. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:42 am

@DonelleLacy: @ImFreckles it's not always easy to pair a writer and an illustrator. I'm glad I can illustrate for myself. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:42 am

@BiblioCrunch: Hi! Sorry I'm late to #kidlitchat! What's tonight's topic? #appissues
August 1, 2012, 1:43 am

@JGCanada: @CDaleyAuthor Oh yeah! That's the other one I was trying to remember! Oh, and Kanye West, right? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:43 am

@ImFreckles: @DonelleLacy especially a married writer and illustrator! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:43 am

@DonelleLacy: @CDaleyAuthor seems like if you're a celeb, you can get a book deal at the drop of a hat. *sighs* #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:43 am

@pattyjmchats: @gregpincus: I've seen both lately...and my editors are open to both, too:) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:43 am

@DonelleLacy: @ImFreckles lol, yes! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:43 am

@ImFreckles: @insanemamacita maybe some day we will. we both have busy work/creative schedules right now but I think it would be fun #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:44 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @JGCanada I didn't know about Kanye. Are you freakin' kidding me? He can't even sing! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:44 am

@dianezahler: @CDaleyAuthor Dennis the Wild Bull. Kill me now. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:44 am

@ilanawaters: @pattyjmchats This is true. Chocolate is the true drug. M&M's are, like, the gateway. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:44 am

@karenbergreen: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Commerce #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:45 am

@ixtumea: So what is the topic tonight? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:45 am

@ilanawaters: @CDaleyAuthor No, but thanks for giving me a new reason to shoot myself. *headsmack* #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:45 am

@pattyjmchats: @DonelleLacy: I heard a pub talk about how celeb book$ allow them to pub the books they REALLY want to pub:) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:45 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @DonelleLacy Yeah. That's fine if you're a celeb who has a talent for writing, rather than hiring ghost writers IMHO #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:45 am

@karenbergreen: Horton Goes to Fat Camp #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:45 am

@pattyjmchats: @ilanawaters: I can only buy one bag a month. Need to keep my girlish figure:) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:46 am

@ilanawaters: @RosanneParry @gregpincus Isn't that terrible? Not only is a beautiful art form lost, but also important part of our culture. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:46 am

@karenbergreen: Ramona and Jesus #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:46 am

@DonelleLacy: @CDaleyAuthor agreed. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:46 am

@TravelerJuly: @DonelleLacy @ilanawaters I'm not sure. Supernatural and romance aren't necessarily high stakes. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:46 am

@DonelleLacy: @karenbergreen you're cracking me up! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:46 am

@JGCanada: @CDaleyAuthor Check out this --- you'll go nuts! http://t.co/jm05lLEq Lol! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:46 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @dianezahler I thought the same when Snooki got her two-book YA deal AFTER A Shore Life was a disaster. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:46 am

@ilanawaters: @BiblioCrunch Why we ignore latecomers--KIDDING! ;-P Trends in young fiction. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:46 am

@BiblioCrunch: @ImFreckles Have you tried out putting a call to work with other authors? Or ghostwriters? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:47 am

@JGCanada: @JGCanada @CDaleyAuthor He is, and I quote, "A proud non-reader of books." And then he wrote one. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:47 am

@DonelleLacy: @TravelerJuly it's higher stakes in a romance if your boyfriend has fangs and a taste for blood. But that's just my opinion #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:47 am

@garbergrumble: @story_queen I hope so, #TheOneAndOnlyIvan seems to have really struck a chord with readers #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:47 am

@Alhelenexandra: Hello! A power outage caused me to miss most of the chat, but I'm here now. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:48 am

@BiblioCrunch: Sorry! :( RT @ilanawaters @BiblioCrunch Why we ignore latecomers-

-KIDDING! ;-P Trends in young fiction. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:48 am

@craicer: RT @pattyjmchats: @DonelleLacy: I heard a pub talk about how celeb book$ allow them to pub the books they REALLY want to pub:) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:48 am

@BiblioCrunch: Does interactive books count as trends in #kidlitchat?
August 1, 2012, 1:48 am

@karenbergreen: Richard Scarry's Big Book of Unemployed People #kidlitchat #fantasybookshelf
August 1, 2012, 1:48 am

@ixtumea: A trend I wish I'd see in YA is books set in France. More, please! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:49 am

@gregpincus: @Alhelenexandra It's never too late to jump in, I say. #kidlitchat We're talking trends... and what trends might be coming... in kid/yalit
August 1, 2012, 1:49 am

@ilanawaters: @BiblioCrunch Only teasing. No worries. Sorry about your app. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:49 am

@Alhelenexandra: @gregpincus Awesome, thanks #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:49 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @JGCanada Snooki, Rodman, and Kanye. I think I'll break out the tequila and run under a freight train now. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:50 am

@ixtumea: What I'm seeing as a reviewer and what I picked up at ALA: mythology stories, vampires still are popular. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:50 am

@tomlinsj2: RT @karenbergreen: Richard Scarry's Big Book of Unemployed People #kidlitchat #fantasybookshelf
August 1, 2012, 1:50 am

@pattyjmchats: @ilanawaters: @BiblioCrunch: Knowing the trends is one thing...writing to them is another....U have to make your own trend:) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:50 am

@gregpincus: @ixtumea Have you ever checked out French publishers? Maybe the books exist! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:50 am

@ixtumea: There's still dystopias and Sci-Fis. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:50 am

@ilanawaters: @TravelerJuly @DonelleLacy But do readers want low stakes these days? (horrible intentional vampire pun). #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:50 am

@ilanawaters: @pattyjmchats @BiblioCrunch Exactly! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:51 am

@karenbergreen: The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Sudafed #kidlitchat #fantsybookshelf
August 1, 2012, 1:51 am

@DonelleLacy: @ixtumea I heard about a romance set in Paris. Anna and the French Kiss #kidlitchat

August 1, 2012, 1:51 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @karenbergreen He should totally do that :) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:51 am

@ixtumea: @gregpincus I've been bugging @egmontusa to find some! Or better yet, I probably need to write it. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:51 am

@ilanawaters: @CDaleyAuthor @JGCanada IKR? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:51 am

@ixtumea: @DonelleLacy MORE!!!!! #Kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:51 am

@DonelleLacy: @ilanawaters augh! that's so wrong...but kinda funny. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:51 am

@craicer: To celebrate Margaret Mahy's life #kidslit writers are reading an MM story at 11am on the 11th. http://t.co/hvjkaS7n JOIN US #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:51 am

@ilanawaters: @Alhelenexandra You made it! Only ten or so minutes to spare, but still! Welcome! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:52 am

@JGCanada: @ilanawaters @CDaleyAuthor Hey... "and us!" Don't forget about "and us!" #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:52 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @ixtumea I feel the same about setting more books in Asia. Besides

manga :) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:52 am

@ixtumea: I predict @libbabray book THE DIVINERS will be flippin' HUGE. #Kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:52 am

@craicer: so we should be focusing on fifty shades of ...kidslit. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:52 am

@pattyjmchats: RT @ixtumea: Yes, write one or two...and you can expense your trips to FRANCE:) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:52 am

@Alhelenexandra: Does anyone think mermaids might catch on? Or too similar to vampires, werewolves, anges, etc.? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:52 am

@craicer: RT @CDaleyAuthor: @JGCanada Snooki, Rodman, and Kanye. I think I'll break out the tequila and run under a freight train now. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:52 am

@ixtumea: Also THE RAVEN BOYS. But it's like a librarian told me, anything Maggie writes is gold. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:52 am

@stephanieruns: RT @karenbergreen: Richard Scarry's Big Book of Unemployed People #kidlitchat #fantasybookshelf
August 1, 2012, 1:53 am

@john_zeleznik: I'm late, what's our topic? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:53 am

@ixtumea: @pattyjmchats I'm hoping my sequel to my upcoming book will be set there. Just waiting...#kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:53 am

@john_zeleznik: @Alhelenexandra I had heard a while back that mermaids were hot this year. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:53 am

@pattyjmchats: @Alhelenexandra: There are already a number of Mermaid stories for the MG crowd. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:53 am

@DonelleLacy: @ixtumea Die For Me by Amy Plum is set in Paris too. and 13 Little Blue Envelopes is Europe as a whole. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:53 am

@ilanawaters: @JGCanada @CDaleyAuthor Sigh. It seems like hard-working writers have no place in publishing these days. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:53 am

@ixtumea: @DonelleLacy Yep. Read those! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:53 am

@DonelleLacy: @Alhelenexandra I think they will. I've heard of some out soon, I think. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:54 am

@BiblioCrunch: Love dystopian. Working on one now. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:54 am

@ixtumea: @DonelleLacy @sourcebooks has RUIN OF LACE but it's not YA. Still

made sure I grabbed the galley at ALA. It's a historical. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:54 am

@jenfos: RT @ixtumea: Also THE RAVEN BOYS. But it's like a librarian told me, anything Maggie writes is gold. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:54 am

@ilanawaters: @Alhelenexandra Now, the most important question for the chat: did U use the power outage as excuse to eat ice cream in freezer? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:54 am

@john_zeleznik: I keep waiting for the "Game of thrones" for teens run. I think I might be in the running for that. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:55 am

@ixtumea: Steampunk. Anything steampunk. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:55 am

@ilanawaters: @Alhelenexandra In case you're unsure, the correct answer is "yes." ;-) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:55 am

@JGCanada: @ixtumea Is it good? I'm looking for some new YA to review. A tad worried about the dot in the middle of the "O" in the title. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:55 am

@pattyjmchats: RT @ilanawaters: Sigh. It seems like hard-working writers have no place in publishing these days. <<I respectfully disagree! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:55 am

@ixtumea: I even went to a panel on writing steampunk. I didn't know it could be a culture other than British? #kidlitchat

August 1, 2012, 1:55 am

@karenbergreen: Curious George Goes to the Morgue #kidlitchat #fantasybookshelf
August 1, 2012, 1:55 am

@Alhelenexandra: @ixtumea I'm glad mythology is popular! I'd like to see the end of vampires. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:55 am

@JGCanada: @john_zeleznik @Alhelenexandra Yes, I've read one recently with a mermaid. Sigh. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:55 am

@matt_janacone: How is this for a combo. Writing screenplays and children's books. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:55 am

@dianezahler: @john_zeleznik Just discovered the show. Too much fun. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:55 am

@DonelleLacy: @ixtumea I think steampunk will be popular for awhile yet. hopefully. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:56 am

@tomlinsj2: @karenbergreen Paul Bunion #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:56 am

@matt_janacone: I still find children's books fun to read and write. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:56 am

@ixtumea: @Alhelenexandra Tera Child's SWEET VENOM about three girls that are

descendents of Medusa. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:56 am

@john_zeleznik: @dianezahler My book being shopped is Thrones meets 90210. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:56 am

@DonelleLacy: I'm still toying with the idea of a Doctor Who-inspired MG or YA steampunk story about a dashing airship captain. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:57 am

@pattyjmchats: @matt_janacone: It's all about good story...no matter what you write. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:57 am

@ilanawaters: @DonelleLacy @ixtumea OMG, I love steampunk! *goggles fog w/excitement* #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:57 am

@john_zeleznik: I think we need more fun, especially in YA. Too many "topical" books. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:57 am

@karenbergreen: Waletre Farts No More: Alacatid success Story #kidlitchat #fantasybookshelf
August 1, 2012, 1:57 am

@gregpincus: @matt_janacone There are many here who do just that.... #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:57 am

@RevenantCentral: RT @DonelleLacy: @ixtumea Die For Me by Amy Plum is set in Paris too. and 13 Little Blue Envelopes is Europe as a whole. #kidlitchat

August 1, 2012, 1:57 am

@karenbergreen: RT @tomlinsj2: @karenbergreen Paul Bunion #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:57 am

@ixtumea: @ilanawaters I took a panel with three steampunk authors at #RWA12 Fascinating info #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:57 am

@DonelleLacy: @john_zeleznik Agreed! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:57 am

@dianezahler: @john_zeleznik That makes my brain hurt. I'll be it will be HUGE. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:57 am

@DonelleLacy: @ilanawaters I've done a few flash fictions with the idea. Think it'd catch on if it was a novel-length book? #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:58 am

@matt_janacone: I always end up in the children's dept. @ B&N's - an darn proud of it! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:58 am

@pattyjmchats: @ixtumea: What are you waiting for? Start today! IMHO:) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:58 am

@BethLynne1: RT @karenbergreen: Waletre Farts No More: Alacatid success Story #kidlitchat #fantasybookshelf
August 1, 2012, 1:58 am

@Alhelenexandra: @JGCanada @john_zeleznik I'm hoping the mermaid thing catches on but I can see why people might not be thrilled about them #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:58 am

@karenbergreen: Where the Wild Things Were by Al Gore #kidlitchat #fantasybookshelf
August 1, 2012, 1:58 am

@ilanawaters: @pattyjmchats But....Snooki and Rodman, etc. get book deals while some us can't? No fair! *screams and throws tantrum* #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:59 am

@ixtumea: @pattyjmchats Waiting for my publisher to give me the go ahead. Right now we're concentrating on finishing edits in bk 1! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:59 am

@pattyjmchats: @matt_janacone: You're singing to the choir...many of us write cross genres... #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:59 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @matt_janacone As you should be! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:59 am

@gregpincus: A #kidlitchat reminder: tweetup at #LA12SCBWI on Friday 8:309:30(ish) PM in the hotel lobby. Hope to meet you all there!
August 1, 2012, 1:59 am

@matt_janacone: @gregpincus Nice to meet you, Greg. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:59 am

@LizB: RT @gregpincus: A #kidlitchat reminder: tweetup at #LA12SCBWI on Friday 8:30-9:30(ish) PM in the hotel lobby. Hope to meet you all there!

August 1, 2012, 1:59 am

@DonelleLacy: @Alhelenexandra I think people lump mermaids in with other fae. My book will have fae so I'm hoping they don't get burnt out ! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:59 am

@ilanawaters: @karenbergreen OMG, that's horrible! LOL. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:59 am

@J_A_McCorkle: RT @karenbergreen: Waletre Farts No More: Alacatid success Story #kidlitchat #fantasybookshelf
August 1, 2012, 1:59 am

@BonnieAdamson: So, I'll see some of you Friday at 8:30 in the hotel lobby, right? #LA12SCBWI #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:59 am

@BiblioCrunch: If anyone is thinking of self-publishing check out the contest we have going for #authors http://t.co/2VLlNlC9 #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:59 am

@gregpincus: @pattyjmchats @ixtumea But, ya know, first you should clearly go on a research trip! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 1:59 am

@craicer: @Alhelenexandra @JGCanada @john_zeleznik vampire mermaids in a steampunk universe....#kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:00 am

@john_zeleznik: I'd love to find a young MG/ high level chap book that's an adventure story to write for my nephew (10). #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:00 am

@ilanawaters: @Alhelenexandra @ixtumea Shut up! Vampires forever. They're immortal, dammit! Ok, ok, the trend must end sometime. *grumble* #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:00 am

@karensandlerYA: @BonnieAdamson #LA12SCBWI I'll be there. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:00 am

@john_zeleznik: @Alhelenexandra If it's good, the trends don't matter. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:00 am

@ixtumea: @ilanawaters You know it really depends on the voice of the book. I still love a vampire book if it's written well. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:00 am

@ilanawaters: @DonelleLacy What idea? Sorry--I lost track! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:00 am

@pattyjmchats: RT @gregpincus: @pattyjmchats @ixtumea But, ya know, 1st you should clearly go on a research trip! <<Absolutely! Luv research:) #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:00 am

@CarolTanzman: I"ll be there! RT @gregpincus: A #kidlitchat reminder: tweetup at #LA12SCBWI Fri. 8:30-9:30(ish) PM in hotel lobby. Hope to meet you there!
August 1, 2012, 2:00 am

@DonelleLacy: @craicer I think there was an epi of Doctor Who like that. minus the steampunk. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:00 am

@karenbergreen: More Princess and the Pea: the Whining Never Stops #kidlitchat #fantasybookshelf

August 1, 2012, 2:00 am

@matt_janacone: I claim I'm committed to screenwriting but still love to write children's stories. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:01 am

@ilanawaters: @john_zeleznik Yes! MORE humor! #roar #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:01 am

@Alhelenexandra: @matt_janacone me too - usually the only adult w/o a child there, but not ashamed! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:01 am

@JGCanada: @Alhelenexandra @john_zeleznik Depends if they're well-written or not. And well-edited or not. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:01 am

@BonnieAdamson: Goodnight, all! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:01 am

@DonelleLacy: @ilanawaters the Doctor Who-inspired steampunk airship captain. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:01 am

@ixtumea: @pattyjmchats @gregpincus I took a class on setting at #RWA12 that gave me some helpful advice on how to work Paris into story. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:01 am

@pattyjmchats: @ilanawaters: If you work hard and keep positive...the books deals will come:) You've got to believe it! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:01 am

@karenbergreen: Moon, Goodnight Already #kidlitchat #fantasybookshelf
August 1, 2012, 2:02 am

@IndyMuttMom: RT @karenbergreen: Ramona and Jesus #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:02 am

@JGCanada: @ilanawaters @john_zeleznik And more cowbell! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:02 am

@ilanawaters: @Alhelenexandra Don't forget--#mglitchat is @ 9 EST on Thursday...if your power holds up. #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:02 am

@pattyjmchats: @ixtumea @gregpincus: But, there's nothing like being there...and capturing it for your reader...if you can:) IMHO #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:02 am

@DonelleLacy: RT @pattyjmchats: @ilanawaters: If you work hard and keep positive...the books deals will come:) Youve got to believe it! #kidlitchat
August 1, 2012, 2:02 am

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