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Re: my TEDx talk: Is It Bullying or Ordinary Meanness? Ev Good News! Today at 10:48 AM
Re: What Did You Blog About Today? Vijaya All About Blogging Yesterday at 01:00 PM
Doctoral Student Requesting Interviews with Indigenous Authors megan_green Work-for-Hire & Job Opportunities July 11, 2024, 02:59 PM
MOVED: Choosing an illustrator for a self-published PB mrh Picture Books (PB) July 11, 2024, 01:59 PM
Re: Successful Strategies for Submitting Your Manuscript to Agents and Editors HaroldU Education and Services July 11, 2024, 08:43 AM
Re: Question about Submitting PB Through Query Tracker Debbie Vilardi Agents, Markets, & Querying July 10, 2024, 06:15 PM
Re: Ventura CA area SCBWI CenCal Writers and Illustrators Day Trine Education and Services July 10, 2024, 03:55 PM
Ventura CA area SCBWI CenCal Writers and Illustrators Day RebeccaL-G Education and Services July 10, 2024, 02:51 PM
MOVED: Question about Submitting PB Through Query Tracker mrh Picture Books (PB) July 10, 2024, 08:01 AM
Question about Submitting PB Through Query Tracker emilykristine Agents, Markets, & Querying July 10, 2024, 07:11 AM
Re: Funny piece about getting published Vijaya Agents, Markets, & Querying July 09, 2024, 08:56 PM
Re: Maniacal Visions Vijaya Water Cooler July 09, 2024, 08:54 PM
my TEDx talk: Is It Bullying or Ordinary Meanness? Eileen Kennedy-Moore Good News! July 09, 2024, 08:47 PM
Re: Hello from D.C. Ev Introduce Yourself! July 09, 2024, 07:35 PM
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