@BonnieAdamson: TOPIC: What inspired you to write for kids? Was it a book? A teacher? A parent? Or...?

#kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:00 am

@gregpincus: TOPIC: What inspired you to write for kids? Was it a book? A teacher? A parent? Or...? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:00 am

@kidlitchat: TOPIC: What inspired you to write for kids? Was it a book? A teacher? A parent? Or...? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:00 am

@gregpincus: I don't think I can actually pin it down to one inspiration. Bits and pieces of many things led me here.... #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:02 am

@SuePinto: These 5 beings who inhabit my house...they inspired me. And sometimes I even talk to them *pats own back* #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:02 am

@debbieohi: RT @kidlitchat: TOPIC: What inspired you to write for kids? Was it a book? A teacher? A parent? Or...? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:03 am

@KatGirl_Studio: As silly as it sounds, the reason I write for youth is because those are the books I like to read. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:04 am

@KateMilford: Evening! Finally remembered to be here for the chat. :) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:04 am

@gregpincus: @SuePinto I wrote for kids before I even had them. Some might say I never grew up. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:04 am

@BonnieAdamson: @gregpincus ditto. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:04 am

@LaurelSnyder: My dad reading me Yeats, my 4th grade teacher, and the amazing books I found at the Pratt libraries... #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:04 am

@CarolTanzman: I like the drama of kids' lives... everything is soooo important. Makes for good material :) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:05 am

@thesaturnbull: @KatGirl_Studio Agreed. Most of my fave and forever authors are in the MG or younger section. I long to write like they do. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:05 am

@SuePinto: @gregpincus Showoff *scoffs* #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:05 am

@CarolTanzman: @LaurelSnyder love Yeats! Just wrote a post about him last night! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:05 am

@debbieohi: @KatGirl_Studio I'm the same. I started writing MG & YA for young people because I've always enjoyed reading bks for that age. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:05 am

@gregpincus: @LaurelSnyder So Yeats is like a gateway "drug" (or poet) into kids' books? Interesting.... #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:06 am

@KatGirl_Studio: The only "adult books" I read nowadays are my friend's books. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:06 am

@EMKokie: Checking into #kidlitchat for a while. :) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:06 am

@gregpincus: @debbieohi @katgirlstudios Wait. You mean there are books written for other ages???? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:06 am

@BonnieAdamson: @EMKokie howdy #kidlitchat #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:06 am

@lisabrowndraws: RT @debbieohi: RT @kidlitchat: TOPIC: What inspired you to write for kids? Was it a book? A teacher? A parent? Or...? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:06 am

@debbieohi: I would love to write the type of books that affected me so deeply as a kid & teen. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:06 am

@WriterRoss: And while I always wrote I realized I was in LOVE with these books and I wanted to study them, write them, live them. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:07 am

@debbieohi: @gregpincus LOL #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:07 am

@EMKokie: @BonnieAdamson Hi! And great topic tonight! :) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:07 am

@lisabrowndraws: Maurice Sendak. A love of pictures with my words. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:07 am

@thewritingblues: @KatGirl_Studio Not silly at all - that's how I started writing them. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:08 am

@debbieohi: @KatGirl_Studio I read "grown-up" books for fun, too. But 80% of my pleasure reading is MG, YA & (more recently) picture bks. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:08 am

@CarolTanzman: Ah, agree. RT @debbieohi: I would love to write the type of books that affected me so deeply as a kid & teen. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:08 am

@WriterRoss: @thesaturnbull They get to know you very quickly in there. <g> #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:08 am

@DiandraMae: RT @BonnieAdamson: TOPIC: What inspired you to write for kids? Was it a book? A teacher? A parent? Or...? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:09 am

@bykatiegrant: @gregpincus Blog post on why I wrote my book ~ "Technically" I am qualified #blog #kidlitchat #faith http://t.co/OSFo8Kp4
May 2, 2012, 1:09 am

@LiaKeyes: RT @kidlitchat: TOPIC: What inspired you to write for kids? Was it a book? A teacher? A parent? Or...? #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:09 am

@debbieohi: Picture bks aren't the same type of reading, tho. I get too distracted by the artwork (in a good way). :-) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:09 am

@KateMilford: My mom wrote for kids, and we made a deal to each enter something in a contest. I got hooked. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:09 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @debbieohi The only grown up books I read are my friend's and how to books. I love how to books =^.^= #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:09 am

@debbieohi: @CarolTanzman I remember how those early books took me away so completely to other worlds, other times. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:10 am

@mcs3000: @lisabrowndraws did you see this? #kidlitchat RT @PWKidsBookshelf: ‘These Are Your Kids on Books’ Poster Goes Viral http://t.co/Hpz7Kzdj
May 2, 2012, 1:10 am

@KateMilford: Plus the only books i regularly revisit are kids' books. THE DARK IS RISING, THE WESTING GAME... #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:10 am

@debbieohi: @thesaturnbull I love sitting in the picture book section of the library & going through book after book. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:10 am

@word_working: RT @debbieohi: @CarolTanzman I remember how those early books took me away so completely to other worlds, other times. #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:10 am

@michaelpoore007: RT @inkyelbows: Reminder: #kidlitchat tonight 9pm EST/6pm PST. For topic, follow @kidlitchat. New to Twitterchat? http://t.co/DCgSRlDO
May 2, 2012, 1:11 am

@lisabrowndraws: Here's a question: should kidlit folk read more "adult" books for pleasure? I know lots who don't. (cont) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:11 am

@EMKokie: I didn't set out to write for teens. I was freewriting & strong teen voice sucked me in. I wasn't sure story was YA until 10k in #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:11 am

@lisabrowndraws: Yes! Adore. RT @mcs3000: @lisabrowndraws did you see this? #kidlitchat ‘These Are Your Kids on Books’ Poster Goes Viral http://t.co/7BdMG57l
May 2, 2012, 1:12 am

@debbieohi: The chat question is tough to answer, because I've been writing for kids since I was a kid, way b4 I tried to get published. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:12 am

@BonnieAdamson: @lisabrowndraws The only adult books I read are 40s mysteries-they're so cozy. When I want to think, I read MG and YA. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:12 am

@CarolTanzman: @debbieohi Nothing like the excitement of discovering a book you love when you're young. Young love is not just for other people #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:12 am

@SuePinto: @lisabrowndraws I don't know if they should but I personally have to alternate; 2 YA's then a MG then an adult and so on. #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:12 am

@debbieohi: @lisabrowndraws I don't limit my types of reading material, tho I'm drawn most to MG & YA. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:13 am

@lisabrowndraws: (cont) and think that there's lots kidlit writers can learn about writing well from reading literary fiction & poetry. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:13 am

@WriterRoss: @debbieohi I do, too, Debbie.Flashbacks to how it felt to hold stack of books as a little kid, reading them at tables in library #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:13 am

@KatGirl_Studio: Maybe another reason I write for youth is I forget, at times, that I'm an adult. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:13 am

@thesaturnbull: @lisabrowndraws Yes - if nothing else to continually fill our brains with the words of other authors. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:13 am

@LiaKeyes: @gregpincus I write for kids and teens because those are the most fun stories! Less belly-button inspection, more action. LOL #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:13 am

@debbieohi: @CarolTanzman YES. Discovering a new fave book was like finding a wonderful secret back then. Hm. In fact, it still is. :-) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:14 am

@thewritingblues: @KateMilford Oh I *love* The Dark is Rising sequence. One of my favorites and I discovered it as an adult. #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:14 am

@EMKokie: Not a surprise (I read a lot of YA/MG/PB). YA seems my place - I am drawn to stories about lifechanging moments, self-discovery #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:14 am

@coachhays64: @kidlitchat Being a parent & revisiting kidlit. Those stories bumping around in my head found a home. Still took 20 years learn. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:14 am

@debbieohi: @WriterRoss My family couldn't afford to buy many books when I was growing up. We looked forward to wkly library visits instead. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:14 am

@word_working: #kidlitchat Inspir. included 1) my reader-girl 2) deadly dull corp. writing job 3) divorce that req'd magical distractions 4) Jean Little
May 2, 2012, 1:15 am

@EMKokie: Yes, on both counts. RT @debbieohi @lisabrowndraws I don't limit my types of reading material, tho I'm drawn most to MG & YA. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:15 am

@KateMilford: @lisabrowndraws I think any writer that doesn't keep his/her mind open is doing him/herself (and readers) a disservice. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:15 am

@debbieohi: @thewritingblues @KateMilford I discovered The Dark Is Rising books as an adult, too! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:15 am

@lisabrowndraws: I just think that reading only one genre is limiting. And I believe children's lit is a genre. #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:15 am

@NeelySSimpson: #kidlitchat Kids books have always been my favorites. They espouse magic and hope in ways that adult books can't.
May 2, 2012, 1:15 am

@LiaKeyes: Also, you can't get away with writing a story without a plot for kids, too often adult fiction leaves me feeling frustrated. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:15 am

@KimBriggs_Write: Howdy all! Joining in late. What's the topic? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:15 am

@KateMilford: @lisabrowndraws On the other hand, I think people should read what they love, no matter where it's shelved. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:15 am

@BonnieAdamson: @KimBriggs_Write Who/what inspired you to write or illustrate for young people? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:16 am

@KateMilford: @LiaKeyes Agreed! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:16 am

@gregpincus: @lisabrowndraws It's an awfully broad genre, though. And if, say, "mystery" is a genre, then what about a kidlit mystery? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:16 am

@thesaturnbull: @debbieohi Did your library ever mail "hold" books to you? Mine did for a magical summer. Oh, the old days. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:16 am

@lisabrowndraws: @KateMilford I don't think it's about a closed mind. But maybe about emmersion at the expense of your craft. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:16 am

@WriterRoss: @debbieohi When I was little, I didn't KNOW you could go to a bookstore to buy books! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:16 am

@debbieohi: YES!!-> RT @KateMilford: On the other hand, I think people should read what they love, no matter where its shelved. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:17 am

@LiaKeyes: @lisabrowndraws Always read outside your genre otherwise we'll all sound the same. Draw from every possible source! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:17 am

@lisabrowndraws: @gregpincus I think it's a genre like poetry is a genre. You can have poetry about all subjects, but it's written a certain way. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:17 am

@lisabrowndraws: RT @LiaKeyes: Always read outside your genre otherwise we'll all sound the same. Draw from every possible source! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:18 am

@debbieohi: @thesaturnbull We picked up held books at the library. But I mainly discovered books thru browsing & talking to the librarian. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:18 am

@debbieohi: @thewritingblues My dad would take us to the library every Friday throughout the year. Always came back w/stack of yummy bks. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:19 am

@ixtumea: @LiaKeyes I think it's also your own background story you bring to a book. That's what helps make us not sound the same. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:19 am

@KateMilford: @lisabrowndraws Every book I write requires reading 10-15 different bks for research. Hard to imagine reading nothing but mg/ya. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:19 am

@NeelySSimpson: #kidlitchat Also my dad was & is a huge fan of kidlit. That has always been our thing. He read to me every night until I was in mid school.
May 2, 2012, 1:19 am

@lisabrowndraws: Yup. It was all bout the library. RT @WriterRoss: When I was little, I didn't KNOW you could go to a bookstore to buy books! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:19 am

@gregpincus: @lisabrowndraws We're probably just parsing here. "Category" vs. "genre." But I don't think pic books are like Twilight.... #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:20 am

@EMKokie: @LiaKeyes I have that experience, too. Like less "killing your darlings," maybe b/c readership more likely to stick with it? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:20 am

@ixtumea: Not just the library but @scholastic book clubs. Those bks opened up a whole different world to me. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:20 am

@LaurelSnyder: @gregpincus I think I'm with Greg in this. It's just how they sell them. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:21 am

@ixtumea: The @scholastic book club books were affordable which was a huge plus for me as I came from a poor family. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:21 am

@CDaleyAuthor: Read S E Hinton's The Outsiders when I was 11. I wanted to write after that. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:21 am

@ixtumea: RT @BonnieAdamson: TOPIC: What inspired you to write for kids? Was it a book? A teacher? A parent? Or...? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:21 am

@lisabrowndraws: @gregpincus Oh for sure. I guess not all kidlit, but YA, mg, early reader, picture books. all diff., but w/overlap. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:21 am

@LaurelSnyder: @gregpincus Well, for me he was. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:21 am

@jenniferkate: RT @ixtumea: The @scholastic book club books were affordable which was a huge plus for me as I came from a poor family. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:21 am

@thesaturnbull: @ixtumea Mine too. I remember those flyers - and the excitement of browsing through book descriptions. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:22 am

@ixtumea: I've also had books around me. Also dad told me writing was in my blood. Edgar Rice Burroughs is a distinct relative. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:22 am

@KimBriggs_Write: My mom was my preschool teacher and a children's librarian. Reading was a no brainer. #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:23 am

@ixtumea: Also my passion for multicultural books was fueled by the lack of them when I was a bilingual teacher. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:23 am

@WriterRoss: Going to out myself but as young Nancy Drew fan, I admit wrote first "novel" in 4th grade. A mystery w/Brady Bunch-like family! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:23 am

@LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws Yeah, I think all good picture books use (or choose not to) *some* of the same craft. They share a project. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:23 am

@thewritingblues: @ixtumea Oh man yes we had that too. It was so exciting when I got to choose something from those colorful catalogs... #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:23 am

@lisabrowndraws: I dunno… they sell some literary mysteries in both places. RT @LaurelSnyder: @gregpincus It's just how they sell them. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:23 am

@ixtumea: Not just for my students but I still remember going to this Open Court workshop for teachers that showed us these beautiful ...,#kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:24 am

@debbieohi: @thewritingblues When I was very little, I used to believe it was possible to read every single book that was ever written. :-) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:24 am

@kellandrewsPA: I wanted to write for kids because my adult life is dull. Finally realized "write what I know" could be stuff I made up.n #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:24 am

@TracyEWymer: @debbieohi I wish you were right.n #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:24 am

@ixtumea: new curriculum and then said, "Oh, if you're a bilingual teacher. Sorry. You get b/w ones as we don't have them in Spanish #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:24 am

@LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws I just mean that when YA and a board book are in a "section" it isn't a genre. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:24 am

@thewritingblues: @debbieohi Ha I tried that! Didn't get very far because every year there were suddenly new shelves I didn't know existed! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:25 am

@debbieohi: @WriterRoss Ha! I read Nancy Drew, too. Still remember looking up "titian" because her hair was always described that way. :-D #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:25 am

@nardinisisters: Always loved going to libraries as a kid. Still have my old library cards! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:25 am

@Naomicanale: RT @LiaKeyes: RT @kidlitchat: TOPIC: What inspired you to write for kids? Was it a book? A teacher? A parent? Or...? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:25 am

@WriterRoss: @debbieohi I still want to believe that (and I am not dealing well with reality that it may not happen) ;> #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:25 am

@ixtumea: I loved Trixie Beldon books. I even named my dolls Trixie. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:25 am

@debbieohi: @WriterRoss LOL #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:25 am

@lisabrowndraws: I think it's semantic. RT @LaurelSnyder: I just mean that when YA and a board book are in a "section" it isn't a genre. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:26 am

@TracyEWymer: I started tutoring little kids when I was in high school. We had a class, peer facilitation, and helped less fortunate kids... #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:26 am

@kellandrewsPA: @nardinisisters Very proud to have three library cards now. It's like my bling. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:26 am

@KimBriggs_Write: Writing's been a part of me since um forever, but I never sat in a chair long enough until 3 yrs ago after I met twilight #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:26 am

@thewritingblues: @ixtumea I LOVED Trixie Beldon. I think I only ever stumbled on one of her books but I always looked for others & loved my one. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:26 am

@thesaturnbull: I reread Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain series at least once a year. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:27 am

@EMKokie: @LaurelSnyder IMO MG & YA are marketing categories for novels aimed

at target age groups, not genres. There are genres w/in both #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:27 am

@ixtumea: I donate to my libraries. I remember how much they saved me as a child and as a teen. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:27 am

@nardinisisters: The library in my elementary school was in the janitor's closet. Only had a couple of books but our teachers always read to us. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:27 am

@debbieohi: :-D --> RT @kellandrewsPA: Very proud to have three library cards now. Its like my bling. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:27 am

@KateMilford: @lisabrowndraws @laurelsnyder I don't know--a lot of great literature gets eyes rolled at it bc of proximity to baby bks. ;) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:27 am

@TracyEWymer: And that's when I decided that kids were funny and innocent and even though they had their snotty moments, they consumed life #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:27 am

@WriterRoss: @TracyEWymer I tutored elementary kids in reading when I was in junior high school. Loved that experience. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:27 am

@TracyEWymer: So in short, that's how I started writing stuff for kids #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:28 am

@LaurelSnyder: @KateMilford A lot of great baby books get eyerolled for proximity to YA! ;) #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:28 am

@nardinisisters: @kellandrewsPA I know, right? I should make a collage of all of them and hang them for writing inspiration! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:28 am

@lisabrowndraws: I think you read the wrong adult books! :) RT @kellandrewsPA: Finally realized "write what I know" could be stuff I made up. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:28 am

@thesaturnbull: @ixtumea Wonderful idea/practice. Donate and volunteer at libraries give back for the wonderful memories they granted us. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:28 am

@coachhays64: @lisabrowndraws @WriterRoss Me too. I didn't know bookstores. Loved just walking the stacks and being in library. Still do. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:28 am

@KateMilford: @laurelsnyder @lisabrowndraws Not sure what I'm arguing for/against there...bourbon's involved. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:28 am

@debbieohi: RT @thesaturnbull: Wonderful idea/practice. Donate & volunteer at libraries -give back for wonderful memories they granted us. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:29 am

@KateMilford: @LaurelSnyder THAT is very true. Happens every time I try and sell ORANGE APPLE PEAR BEAR and TWILIGHT screws it up for me. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:29 am

@TracyEWymer: @WriterRoss I've worked with kids my whole life it seems. I went to school to attend school the rest of my life... #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:29 am

@gregpincus: @lisabrowndraws As I said. We're parsing. And I don't only read MG or pic books or or or. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:29 am

@ixtumea: I've always been around books. Love them. Remember just standing in the middle of ALA back in 08, thinking "This is heaven." #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:29 am

@TLCosta1: @thesaturnbull That was one of my very favorites as a kid. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:29 am

@LaurelSnyder: @KateMilford THAT is something we all agree on. (and I think we basically agree on genre too. I'm just poking) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:30 am

@WendyMartinArt: @gregpincus What's the topic? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:30 am

@ixtumea: Seriously, there were books EVERYWHERE. Totally heaven. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:30 am

@TracyEWymer: Awesome RT @KateMilford: @laurelsnyder @lisabrowndraws Not sure what Im arguing for/against there...bourbons involved. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:30 am

@debbieohi: @gregpincus Me neither. I read everything. Backs of cereal boxes, even, if there's nothing else available. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:30 am

@lisabrowndraws: No shame in thatRT @KateMilford: @laurelsnyder @lisabrowndraws Not sure what I'm arguing for/against there...bourbon's involved. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:30 am

@coachhays64: @KateMilford @lisabrowndraws About every adult book I read now is research material. Not much adult out there that interest me. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:31 am

@debbieohi: @TracyEWymer @KateMilford @laurelsnyder @lisabrowndraws Someone has bourbon? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:31 am

@ixtumea: I also read books in Spanish. Love being able to read in different languages. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:31 am

@lisabrowndraws: ALWAYS RT @debbieohi: @TracyEWymer @KateMilford @laurelsnyder @lisabrowndraws Someone has bourbon? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:31 am

@nardinisisters: Loved reading as a kid so much so that I became a children's librarian for a while. One of my more interesting jobs. Miss it. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:31 am

@ixtumea: Oh, not me. I read other books for enjoyment too. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:31 am

@debbieohi: @TracyEWymer @KateMilford @laurelsnyder @lisabrowndraws I confess I like the word bourbon much more than the actual drink. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:31 am

@TLCosta1: @ixtumea When I taught ESL I ran into a very similar problem. I had to go

the library and try to write my own curriculum. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:32 am

@ixtumea: @nardinisisters I ended up taking over our library and reading to the first graders as the one tech was so BORING. #KIDLITCHAT
May 2, 2012, 1:32 am

@debbieohi: @ixtumea I envy your ability to read in Spanish! I tried learning to read Japanese & it was a disaster. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:32 am

@TracyEWymer: ??? for everyone... do you think about audience when writing? I've heard so many writers say no and I can't help call BS on it.. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:32 am

@KendraCP: #kidlitchat hi everyone :)
May 2, 2012, 1:32 am

@ixtumea: @TLCosta1 Yes! It was so frustrating. Only recently has there been more diversity in curriculum. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:33 am

@EMKokie: @lisabrowndraws Potato/potato-Whatever semantics, I'm excited to write for adolescents. Incredible lit is being written for kids #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:33 am

@TracyEWymer: If we all chose to write for kids, then at some point we've all thought about audience...right? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:33 am

@KimBriggs_Write: Who wasn't inspired by Dr. Seuss? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:33 am

@nardinisisters: @ixtumea Did you love it? Something special about being in a Library. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:33 am

@debbieohi: @TracyEWymer Absolutely. I'm not going to put bourbon in the picture book I'm working on right now, for instance. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:33 am

@ixtumea: @nardinisisters Totally! I grabbed a Gary Soto pb and read with emotion. The kids listened and loved. Then I just did it. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:34 am

@TracyEWymer: Why not? RT @debbieohi: @TracyEWymer Absolutely. Im not going to put bourbon in the picture book Im working on right now. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:34 am

@thewritingblues: @TracyEWymer Only occasionally, to test for authenticity in my characters' voices and actions, I think. Otherwise, I just write. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:35 am

@LiaKeyes: Visited Virginia City today. Saw the desk Mark Twain used as a reporter there. How broad his experience/interests were! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:35 am

@jessStorkwrites: @debbieohi @ixtumea So many kanji... so little time. It's a lovely language though... #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:35 am

@gregpincus: @WendyMartinArt TOPIC: What inspired you to write for kids? Was it a book? A teacher? A parent? Or...? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:36 am

@jessStorkwrites: @TracyEWymer Audience is important... if you don't think about it, then you're just writing to a brick wall. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:36 am

@EMKokie: What I think is fun is watching an adult who doesn't usually read PBs read a book like I WANT MY HAT BACK or the Pigeon books :) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:36 am

@lisabrowndraws: It worked for me. RT @debbieohi: I'm not going to put bourbon in the picture book I'm working on right now. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:36 am

@KimBriggs_Write: "@debbieohi: I remember how those early books took me away so completely to other worlds, other times. #kidlitchat Is there any greater time
May 2, 2012, 1:36 am

@debbieohi: @jessStorkwrites I never made it past katakana, sadly. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:36 am

@gregpincus: @lisabrowndraws @LaurelSnyder No question how something is categorized impacts how it's perceived. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:36 am

@TracyEWymer: @thewritingblues But you know who your audience is before starting a project, and at times you might take them into account? No? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:36 am

@jessStorkwrites: @nardinisisters Were you a public or school librarian? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:37 am

@lisabrowndraws: I don't want to be contrary, guys, but i've read a ton of magical, other worldly, creative wonderful adult fiction, too. #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:37 am

@WendyMartinArt: @gregpincus Thanks. I blame Dr. Seuss and Fox in Socks #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:37 am

@KateMilford: @lisabrowndraws I generally have bourbon. Come on over. There's plenty. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:37 am

@TracyEWymer: dinner time on west coast, gotta go! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:37 am

@TLCosta1: @ixtumea It's so frustrating! Half my class spoke Mandarin. W/o such a great library, I wld have been in trouble. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:37 am

@lisabrowndraws: But what KIND? I like Blantons. RT @KateMilford: @lisabrowndraws I generally have bourbon. Come on over. There's plenty. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:37 am

@ixtumea: @lisabrowndraws Ditto here. Stephen King, Terry Brooks, Stephen Donaldson, Robert Jordan, OSC just to name a few. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:38 am

@TracyEWymer: Later Skaters! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:38 am

@nardinisisters: @jessStorkwrites Public. But I think I would have loved being in a school! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:38 am

@EMKokie: @TracyEWymer I think about my target readership when I'm revising, but not when writing. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:38 am

@KateMilford: @debbieohi You're drinking the wrong bourbon, then. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:38 am

@jessStorkwrites: @debbieohi I was always better with hirogana... but then katakana makes such fun words... hotu doggu... that's just fun to say #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:38 am

@ixtumea: @TLCosta1 That would be hard. Mine was mostly Spanish speaking though even I didn't understand some dialects. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:38 am

@debbieohi: I should mention that tho I've written novels, I only started writing picture books because of the SCBWI (yay for SCBWI!!). #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:38 am

@debbieohi: @jessStorkwrites Or "miruku" #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:39 am

@lisabrowndraws: But maybe it's the kids who react differently. I never loved books as much as I loved them when I was, say, 10 yrs old. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:39 am

@debbieohi: @KateMilford Hm, and now I'm thinking that I may never have actually tried bourbon. I was thinking of Scotch, I think. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:39 am

@word_working: @thewritingblues @ixtumea I inherited my sister's 60s hardcover T. Belden set & re-read them more times than I can count. #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:39 am

@ixtumea: @word_working Ooh, very cool! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:39 am

@EMKokie: @lisabrowndraws Oh, definitely - the recent THE NIGHT CIRCUS comes to mind, as well as others. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:40 am

@debbieohi: @KateMilford And Scotch tastes like jet fuel. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:40 am

@lisabrowndraws: Not. The. Same. RT @debbieohi: @KateMilford I'm thinking that I may never have actually tried bourbon. I was thinking of Scotch. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:40 am

@jessStorkwrites: @nardinisisters I was a teacher in a school before I worked in a public library and I love public it's all about reader advisory #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:40 am

@LaurelSnyder: @KateMilford Our house bourbon is Bulleit, sometimes Woodford. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:40 am

@thewritingblues: @TracyEWymer Huh was going to say yes but no. Current MS started out for adults and is now a YA with a new MC. I TRY to know... #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:40 am

@EMKokie: @debbieohi Then double-yay for SCBWI - for existing, and for inspiring your PBs! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:40 am

@thewritingblues: @word_working @ixtumea Oh awesome. I might have to hit ebay soon lol. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:41 am

@lisabrowndraws: Speaking of bourbon, @LaurelSnyder @kateMilford, I have a drinks date to rush out to. But loving this topic. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:41 am

@WriterRoss: Books seemed to be there, always part of my life. I remember moment it dawned on me: "People WRITE these? That's what I want!" #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:41 am

@StephScottIL: @EMKokie I almost bought I Want My Hat Back for my nephews but realized I only wanted it for myself. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:41 am

@thewritingblues: @debbieohi LOVE SCBWI. They've done more to help my writing than anything else. Just sayin. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:41 am

@KateMilford: @debbieohi MINE??? Are you kidding?? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:41 am

@TLCosta1: @ixtumea There are SO many dialects. I saw this one play in Sp. that was entirely in slang and it was tough (Bajarse al Moro) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:41 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @debbieohi which do you like better? Writing or illustrating? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:41 am

@EMKokie: @StephScottIL I love that book. Seriously love it. I like PBs with a bit of edge :) #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:42 am

@ixtumea: Son today, "Mommy, I like how the author of Hunger Games says this..." Then he reads a passage. "She uses her senses. I like" #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:42 am

@debbieohi: @KateMilford Unless I'm misremembering. I do recall your name coming up... #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:42 am

@LaurelSnyder: ACK. I keep forgetting the hashtag #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:42 am

@debbieohi: @KateMilford Someone was talking about The Boneshaker, I think. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:42 am

@jessStorkwrites: @debbieohi Yes! There's a book @ my library where they use kanji as characters in the story. I thought that was pretty creative. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:42 am

@TLCosta1: @ixtumea But the diversity makes it interesting. Like the text-speak books here. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:42 am

@LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws WE SHOULD PANEL. #somewherefun #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:42 am

@lisabrowndraws: OK you got me there. RT @LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws But I think that it's a little easier to do unexpected things in kidlit #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:43 am

@KateMilford: @debbieohi omg YOU MUST REMEMBER I'M DYING NOW...just kidding. But seriously. TELL ME EVERYTHING WHEN YOU REMEMBER. :) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:43 am

@EMKokie: @LaurelSnyder Tweetchat or the like would help - adds the hashtag for you, and easier to see the posts roll by. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:43 am

@debbieohi: @CDaleyAuthor I like both writing & illustrating for different reasons. Don't make me choose! :-D #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:43 am

@nardinisisters: @ixtumea: @jessStorkwrites Nothing look putting a book in a child's hand that will change their way of thinking. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:43 am

@debbieohi: @KateMilford :-D #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:44 am

@EMKokie: @debbieohi I don't imagine you could choose? Don't they work your creatively differently? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:44 am

@jessStorkwrites: @StephScottIL @EMKokie I love that book! It's great at storytime if you wear a red hat and ask the kids to look for the hat #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:44 am

@LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws @debbieohi: @KateMilford Scotch tastes dirty like DIRT. Bourbon tastes sassy like pennies, engine oil, citrus. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:44 am

@ixtumea: @nardinisisters This was after a older kid told him the book wasn't right for

him. I said, blah on that kid. What does he know #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:44 am

@debbieohi: @KateMilford My friend Andrea did the cover for The Boneshaker (I just ordered your book, by the way) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:44 am

@LaurelSnyder: @EMKokie yeah, I had both windows open, and accidentally went back to Twitter #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:45 am

@KateMilford: RT @LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws @debbieohi Scotch tastes like DIRT. Bourbon tastes sassy like pennies, engine oil, citrus. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:45 am

@nardinisisters: Sorry, that should say nothing LIKE putting a book in a child's hand. Getting a little tired tonight. oops. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:45 am

@jessStorkwrites: @ixtumea Nice. What subject/grade did you teach? I was the art teacher... you know.. the resident crazy person on staff. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:45 am

@TLCosta1: @debbieohi @KateMilford C'mon now, it's not that bad, especially if you use it to make fudge. :) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:45 am

@lisabrowndraws: Tho I had some in Scotland that tasted like the sea. RT @LaurelSnyder: @debbieohi: Scotch tastes dirty like DIRT. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:45 am

@EMKokie: @LaurelSnyder @lisabrowndraws @debbieohi @KateMilford And after two, they all taste the same. #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:45 am

@lisabrowndraws: RT @KateMilford: RT @LaurelSnyder:@debbieohi Scotch tastes like DIRT. Bourbon tastes sassy like pennies, engine oil, citrus. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:45 am

@KateMilford: @debbieohi yaaaaayyyyy! I LOVE ANDREA!! She is amazing. I just today saw the final illustrations for THE BROKEN LANDS. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:46 am

@StephScottIL: @jessStorkwrites @EMKokie does this work with husbands? (no kids) :D #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:46 am

@lisabrowndraws: OK now I know what I need to order. G'night! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:46 am

@LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws Oooh, I'd try that. And I don't mind scotch, really. But good stuff is lost on me. Single malts and so on. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:46 am

@ixtumea: @jessStorkwrites 1/2 grade. Now I homeschool my son. Been doing since he was in 3rd grade. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:46 am

@KateMilford: @EMKokie nope nope nope. :) After two, Pappy still tastes like liquid gold. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:46 am

@debbieohi: @KateMilford Andrea rocks. For those interested in THE BONESHAKER cover: http://t.co/HwgKOe51 #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:47 am

@TLCosta1: @jessStorkwrites @debbieohi Which book? Do you remember? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:47 am

@jessStorkwrites: @ixtumea Now there's a feat. I really don't know if I'd be able to do the homeschooling thing. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:47 am

@KateMilford: @debbieohi She's doing the cover for the novella I'm working on right now, too, although I can't show images yet. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:47 am

@CDaleyAuthor: @nardinisisters agree! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:48 am

@EMKokie: @KateMilford LOL - I'm just messing with you - was in Kentucky a few years ago - sampled many fine bourbons. ;) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:48 am

@KimBriggs_Write: Thanks for a good talk! Bummer my feed wasn't working #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:48 am

@ixtumea: @jessStorkwrites I didn't think I could either but I was kind of pushed into it. At least son is now succeeding. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:48 am

@debbieohi: @KateMilford When does THE BROKEN LANDS come out? September, I think? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:48 am

@jessStorkwrites: @StephScottIL @EMKokie Maybe you can bribe him with beer if he

finds the hat? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:48 am

@KateMilford: @debbieohi And the cover Andrea did for my new book: http://t.co/AH8sxvlU #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:48 am

@debbieohi: @KateMilford How very cool. Can't wait to see/read your book. :-) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:48 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: Hello!n #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:48 am

@jessStorkwrites: @nardinisisters I got the meaning... it was a good quote #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:49 am

@LaurelSnyder: @lisabrowndraws Have fun! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:49 am

@debbieohi: @KateMilford There's still a bourbonthread going on. This is YOUR fault, isn't it? :-D #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:49 am

@EMKokie: @StephScottIL I have no knowledge of husbands ;) You're on your own. LOL #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:49 am

@KateMilford: @EMKokie Evil. :) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:49 am

@EMKokie: @debbieohi We're multi-tasking... #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:49 am

@KateMilford: @debbieohi I'm trying not to encourage them. :) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:50 am

@debbieohi: @KateMilford Ooo, very nice (cover of Broken Lands). Ok, just preordered. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:50 am

@WriterRoss: @debbieohi @KateMilford Bourbon inspires... ? <gg> #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:50 am

@EMKokie: @KateMilford I think as penance you should show us the novella cover we won't tell anyone ;) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:51 am

@bonnyglen: "The Bourbon Thread" -- sounds like a book title. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:51 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: What is the topic tonight...I see bourbon, anything else? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:51 am

@debbieohi: @bonnyglen :-D #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:52 am

@KateMilford: @EMKokie I totally would, only I don't have it yet. I only have ideas Andrea has sent. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:52 am

@jessStorkwrites: @TLCosta1 @debbieohi The Pet Dragon by Christoph Niemann. I

goofed, I think it's Chinese Characters in this particular story. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:52 am

@debbieohi: @KateMilford Oh yes, @EMKokie is right! We won't show anyone, truly. ;-) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:52 am

@EMKokie: On topic, I do think people who write/illustrate for kids/teens do tend to submerge themselves in same, may become all they read #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:53 am

@KateMilford: @RebeccaTaylor__ I think originally it was, what inspired you to write kidlit. I WAS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DIGRESSION. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:53 am

@debbieohi: Ok, must go finish my critiquing. If I dream about bourbon & books tonight, I'm blaming all of you. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:53 am

@chasingray: If anyone in #kidlitchat bought books for the @BallouLibrary book fair follow them! They are sending thank you tweets out right now!
May 2, 2012, 1:53 am

@EMKokie: @RebeccaTaylor__ TOPIC: What inspired you to write for kids? Was it a book? A teacher? A parent? Or...? #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:53 am

@debbieohi: Gnite all. And thanks especially to @BonnieAdamson & @GregPincus for founding #kidlitchat! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:54 am

@nardinisisters: @debbieohi Bourbon and Books! Great name for a bookstore! #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 1:54 am

@EMKokie: @chasingray That is a fantastic project - I've been following all week. :) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:54 am

@thesaturnbull: Thank you for the chat tonight, folks. And the Bourbon Thread. Ta. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:54 am

@EMKokie: @debbieohi Night! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:54 am

@StephScottIL: @EMKokie I find I do need to nudge myself twd adult market books to step away from YA sometimes #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:55 am

@TLCosta1: @jessStorkwrites @debbieohi Sounds fab either way. I will check it out, thanks! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:55 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: @KateMilford Although it is a very good digression...Also, I'm probably late to the discussion #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:55 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: @EMKokie So sorry I missed it! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:56 am

@jessStorkwrites: @TLCosta1 @debbieohi Glad to be of help. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:56 am

@EMKokie: @StephScottIL I try to read some adult. I belong to a book group, others stand out. But my YA/MG TBR pile always looming. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:56 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: @EMKokie When I started writing this particular project, the character happened to be 16 :-) Also, I love reading many YA books #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 1:59 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: @EMKokie I find my reading lists are about 2/3 YA and 1/3 adult. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 2:00 am

@EMKokie: @RebeccaTaylor__ Yup. I was playing with ideas. Then this character came out of nowhere. Now it seems obvious I'm suited to YA #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 2:00 am

@EMKokie: @RebeccaTaylor__ I read 10-12 adult books a year. But I probably read 45 times that in YA/MG plus PBs. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 2:01 am

@EMKokie: @RebeccaTaylor__ Do you also write adult, or have you? (I'm always curious). #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 2:02 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: @EMKokie Oh and wow, just checked out your site and saw the cover for Broken Lands--amazing. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 2:03 am

@BonnieAdamson: Goodnight, everyone--you are inspiring! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 2:03 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: @EMKokie I have written one adult novel (not repped) but most of the characters were kids that grew into teens and then 20s #kidlitchat

May 2, 2012, 2:04 am

@EMKokie: @RebeccaTaylor__ Mine is Personal Effects. Broken Lands is @KateMilford ;) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 2:04 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: @EMKokie Funny how the age range can kind of choose you. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 2:05 am

@BonnieAdamson: @WriterRoss Lol! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 2:05 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: @EMKokie Very, very embarrassed!! #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 2:05 am

@EMKokie: @RebeccaTaylor__ Interesting. I find many who come to YA from adult had previously written teen/kid characters in their adult. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 2:05 am

@RebeccaTaylor__: @EMKokie Am now going to check the RIGHT site. #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 2:06 am

@EMKokie: @RebeccaTaylor__ Not. At. All. Seriously - those tweets fly fast. (And I agree, it's gorgeous!) No worries at all. :) #kidlitchat
May 2, 2012, 2:06 am

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