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Melissa Wiley
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Well, this was quite a treat. My recent post on ways to encourage a family art habit caught the eye of folks at Sketchbook Skool, which led to my being interviewed by Danny Gregory for a Q&Art video. As an eager viewer of this excellent video series, I was delighted to find myself chatting with an artist whose books and classes (I mean klasses) have been a tremendous source of inspiration and education for me. What a joy. Danny asked me for advice on encouraging creativity in children—one of my pet topics, as you know!
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I Storified a Twitter conversation about how to cultivate an art habit with your kids. 10 pieces of advice from me--who knew I had so much to say on the subject?
On Twitter, Kim asked my advice on sketching and art journaling as a family. I had lots to say! #6 and #7 are the most important points.
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I've put together a paper.li to share curated links and favorite sites. Topics include books, art, culture, education, and science!
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Happy happy here!
I woke up this morning all kinds of excited because I knew the Cybils shortlist announcements would be live by …
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It's a Major Award!
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Something we're having huge fun with lately:
(Added the shadow color before the cookie was dry, and the yellow bled. Whoops!) Saturday night, as I’ve mentioned, is one of the best parts of my week. My …
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This book, new last year, quickly became one of my family's favorite picture books EVER. It was made very clear to me that a library copy would not suffice. We had to have one of our own. (Since I'm purging books like crazy these days, that's a big deal.)
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I interviewed Pat Zeitlow Miller last year when Sophie s Squash had just been published. Lovely lady.
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My March events include Storytime at The New Children's Museum in San Diego. Sat Mar 7, 2pm. Hope to see you there!

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Remember those pumpkins I said might be ripe in time for Christmas? More like Valentine’s Day. We gave most …
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I know, right? Another social network? Had to lock down my username, though. Come say hi so I won't be lonely?
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My circles are a mess, y'all.
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The talented Roxyanne Young took these photos of my talk on Middle-Grade and Chapter Books at SCBWI-San Diego last weekend and kindly gave me permission to …
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Children's book author; Lead Editor at Damn Interesting.
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I write books for kids, including:

The Prairie Thief (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

Visit my website for more info.

I live in San Diego with my writer husband and our six kids. We're a bunch of rowdy, geeky, book-loving homeschoolers. I've been blogging our adventures at Here in the Bonny Glen since 2005. If you're looking for book recommendations, you'll find loads of them there.

Kidlitosphere MASTER LIST: if you're a children's book or YA author, illustrator, editor, blogger, reviewer, librarian, etc—click here and add yourself to the master list we are compiling!

Debbie Ohi has a wonderful Kidlit/YA directory going as well.
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