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Today is our 20th Birthday!

Started by Verla Kay, September 01, 2023, 12:01 PM

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Verla Kay

Twenty years ago today, Verla Kay created this message board so that writers and illustrators of children's literature would have a safe, strife-free place on the internet in which to share information with each other.  :wow  Has it ever grown over the past two decades. Just look at it today — it's still thriving and still a wonderful, safe place to discuss all aspects of children's literature. :hb3 to the Message Board and everyone who shares information here!   :partytime
Verla Kay

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RebeccaL-G

Woo-hoo! Thanks, Verla for all you've done for the kid lit community.
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Vonna

:balloongroup Thank you for this wonderful space that you created, Verla, not for yourself but for others. Before it was acquired by SCBWI, I was just a lurker. Later, after I joined SCBWI, the message board quickly became my favorite member benefit. Happy birthday! :partytime

andracill

Robin
Unspun: A Collection of Tattered Fairy Tales: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSR6CPJ/

AnneB

How time flies when you're having a good time!
 :cake  :cake  :cake  :cake  :cake
Five cakes = 20 candles!

mrh

 :cake  :bp  :hb  :hb3  :phat  :partytime  :Bday  :bdaycupcake  :balloons  :bday1

What an important place this has been, all that time.  :hurrah  :yay 

JulieM

Congratulations, Verla Kay. You must be so proud of the community you founded. Thanks to SCBWI for continuing it and making it a safe space for all. Thanks to all participants and especially the hardworking mods. You all are stars. XXX
Cheer Up, Blobfish! (Affirm Press, 2024) - https://rb.gy/9adkmb
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David Wright

20th anniversary of the site! Yeah!

But how do I get china for it :)

Vijaya

Happy birthday to the Blueboards!!!  :love5  :stars3  :star2  What a gift you've made for the whole children's community!!! Thank you!!! This is my favorite hangout online.  :love5  :stars3  :star2
Little Thief! Max & Midnight, Bound, Ten Easter Eggs & 100+ bks/mags
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Debbie Vilardi

Happy birthday, Blueboards (SCBWI Discussion Boards). My how you've grown and changed.
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Twitter: @dvilardi1

Ev

:fireworks  Happy birthday to this wonderful place for writers and illustrators and everybody else interested in kids' literature!! :hb3  Thank you, Verla, for making it all possible.

dewsanddamps

Learning to Swear in America, 2016
What Goes Up, 2017
The Constitution Decoded, 2020
The Presidents Decoded, 2023
Hearts on Thin Ice, 2024

mrh


JodyJS

Congratulations, Verla! You've created a real treasure!  :thankyou
Starred Review, School Library Journal
NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2024
Oklahoma's Donna Norvell Masterlist 2025

Ree

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HANGABOUT, FAR FROM HOME, Orange Blossom Publishing, August 2023.


217mom

Thanks to Harold Underdown's "Idiot Guide" and the fact that back then a casual internet search for a specific editor's name (who had asked me for more stories) pointed info on these boards, I got in early way back when. I learned so much here  :hearts
THE VOICE OF THUNDER, WiDo Publishing
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217mom

THE VOICE OF THUNDER, WiDo Publishing
THERE'S A TURKEY AT THE DOOR, Hometown520

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Trine

So happy to be a pat of the Message Board.  :cake
Creative blessings to you ~

www.trinegrillo.com

olmue

Twenty years. Wow. Think of all of the children's books that have come out as a result!

Pons

Thanks, Verla. We owe you so much.  :hurrah

Verla Kay

Quote from: David Wright on September 01, 2023, 05:08 PM20th anniversary of the site! Yeah!

But how do I get china for it :)

Craigs List, Ebay or Amazon, David!  :truck  :dr
Verla Kay

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https://www.verlakaycreations.com/forum/

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