Several years ago, I got hooked on reading authors' blogs. At first, I was just amazed that they had time to write blog posts, but then I realized that they are, after all, writers and that's what they like to do--write! I subscribed to all the authors' blogs that I could find. But, then I quickly realized that not all authors' blogs are created equally. So, I kept the ones I found the most enjoyable and over the years I have learned so much from these authors and about these authors that has brought me personal enjoyment and has infinitely informed my instruction. I began to wonder how many teachers know about authors' blogs and/or how many think about authors' blogs as a teaching resource. Soooooo...
I contacted several of my favorite author bloggers and asked if they would present with me on a panel at the National Council of English conference in Philadelphia about blogging...and they said YES!!! So, next week I leave for Philly to chair a session with Laurie Halse Anderson, Barbara O'Connor, Maureen Johnson, Justine Larbalestier, and Lisa Yee. I know...HOW LUCKY AM I??
If you are attending NCTE, come hear these wonderfully amazing authors talk about blogging in the session titled, Authors' Blogs: Connections, Collaboration, and Creativity (session K.07 Saturday, November 21, 2009 4:15:00 PM to 5:30:00 PM). Please come by and say hello.
Today, Laurie Halse Anderson posted a video of her new writing cottage. It is so very awesome. She may be writing about the American Revolution in that cottage right now. Way to go, Laurie!