Art Prints—buy from Wanda’s online etsy shop, studiowanda.
A fabulous website (etsy, rhymes with Betsy) where you can buy handmade arts and crafts from thousands of artists and craftspeople, including me!
Art Collecting—A Guide to Galleries
Tennessee art gallery guide on this page, but the entire website is a wonderful resource for artists and collectors of art.
Art Blogs and Online Art News
From the same website (see above), you can link to art blogs and online art news.
Things Japanese in Tennessee
My haiku sequence, “In Dogwood Winter”, was selected by the Japan-America Society of Tennessee, Inc. for their online educational course, Things Japanese in Tennessee. It takes a bit of clicking to find my haiku poem in the section marked Literature, but you’ll learn lots of cool stuff along the way!
Poets.org, from the Society of American Poets
Look up your favorite poem and read it online! For poets and lovers of poetry.
WRITING & ILLUSTRATION
For anyone who is even thinking of writing children's stories or young adult novels, I recommend that you join the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) immediately. It is a great organization and a helpful group of people. As a member, many resources will instantly be at your fingertips. The encouragement for an aspiring writer is invaluable.
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
An international organization dedicated to providing a variety of services and acting as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, and others who share a vital interest in the field of children's literature.
The Midsouth chapter of SCBWI is for SCBWI members who live in Kentucky and Tennessee.
A website by Alison and Frank Lyne with links to illustrators in the SCBWI-Midsouth region. She’s done a great list of illustrators in this area.
YA (& kids!) Books Central
A great resource for information on YA books, by writer Kimberly Pauley. And yours truly, Wanda Collins Johnson, is one of the reviewers of YA books and Picture Books for YA Books Central—so check it out!
Miscellaneous Tips about the Business of Writing for Kids :
Here are a few articles, websites, and blogs that have recently come to my attention about the business of writing.
Cynthia Leitich Smith’s website—this is the link to her links page, but there is a LOT of great information on her other web pages, too. The ALA rates her website as a “great web site for kids” and a resource for children’s literature.
The Acquisition Process, by Harold Underdown, from the Purple Crayon website
Embracing the Child
This website has great resources for writers, readers, teachers, and parents. On the link below, you’ll see the covers of Caldecott award winners since 1938! On another page, you can see the list of Newberry winners and C.S. King winners.
AUTHOR & ARTIST FRIENDS
Author of the upcoming young adult novel, Restoring Harmony.
Author of Samurai Shortstop, Something Rotten, and Something Wicked.
Author of Anna of Byzantium, Cold in Summer, On Etruscan Time, and many nonfiction titles.
Author of The Legend of Zooey.
Author of My Mom’s a Mortician.
Author of Sucks to Be Me: the All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe)
Mary Ann Rodman
Author of Yankee Girl and My Best Friend.
Illustrator of numerous picture books!
Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
Author of Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different.
Illustrator of Papa Fish’s Lullaby.
Patsi B. Trollinger
Author of Perfect Timing.
Collin Gust Johnson
The myspace page for this Nashville-based songwriter’s latest downloadable recordings.
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