It’s a beautiful day here in Iowa and I hope where you are too. But in case you have some computer time, check out this week’s fantabulous links:

Sherrie Peterson shares her inspiring journey to publication. Hint: never give up! (via Adventures in Children’s Publishing)

And once you get through the query and revision process, you get an awesome official cover, like Anna Staniszewski’s! Can’t wait to see it in person.

Agent Jennifer Laughran lays out the ranges for word counts by genre.

Books & Such is doing a great series this week on simple marketing ideas. So far, they’ve addressed basics, mailings, and newsletters.

The undisputed Link of Awesome for this week is possibly the best thing I’ve seen this decade: the Periodic Table of Storytelling (via bookshelves of doom, of course).