A couple of sites of interest:
Anne Lamont's article on Salon.com takes a hard look at those conference-going writers who're perhaps "playing writer" more than putting words down on the page and maybe for the wrong reasons. Cranky or insightful? What do you think?
The Association of Booksellers for Children offers a membership to authors and illustrators, which was news to me today. Thrilled, I signed myself and my honey up. Take a look at some children's book creators who already belong.