If you've had a yen to write for kids and/or teens, hie thee to a book-selling establishment and snag a copy of the just-out 2007 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market, masterfully edited by Alice Pope.
In addition to being the only book I know that has three apostrophes AND an ampersand in the title, CWIM is an indispensable resource for figuring out how the publishing biz works, how to find an agent, where and when and how to submit finished books and queries — plus tons of articles and interviews with many of your favorite authors, agents, publishers — and, yes, even me.
You read it right — let the apostrophes and ampersands rain down in celebration! SEX KITTENS AND HORN DAWGS FALL IN LOVE was one of four "first books" chosen by Miz Pope for her article on new novelists. She asked great questions and I really like how the article came out — she even left in my quote about "hyper-articulate riffing," so what's not to like?
Also profiled are Cynthia Lord (Rules), Dorian Cirrone (Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You), and Susan Amesse (Kissing Brendan Callahan). Fascinating people all. Maybe you & your book will be in the next edition!
p.s. - When you get your copy of the 2007 CWIM, make sure you check out Megan McCafferty's great piece, "The New Rules for Teen Lit," and a nice interview with Tanya Lee Stone.