I love sunny Florida, but really miss my Massachusetts critique group. http://writersrumpus.com

“A lively, opinionated, humongous rumpus of a critique group of Writers and Illustrators of children’s books for all ages from picture books to middle grade and YA. Their blog shares their ideas, tips, news and other information about the children’s publishing community.”

Two organizations that are a must for every children’s writer and illustrator.

www.scbwi.org Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. “Professional organization dedicated to serving the people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children’s literature”. Their conferences and workshops are essential.

www.cbiclubhouse.com They share instructions, advice, market tips and inspiration for all aspiring and working children’s writers and produce the Children’s Book Insider, the Newsletter for Children’s Writers. They are amazing!