Christine Brower-Cohen sent me this good news and nice note today. I thought I would share it with you:
A while ago you advised blog readers to find a niche and try getting published in a national parenting magazine to build an audience with moms. Well, I followed your advice and my first article in a national parenting magazine appears in the March 2013 issue of Parenting- School Years edition. I’ve also sold them a second article to be published at a future date, and am currently researching a third piece for them. Thank you for this great advice. For more info on the article which appears in the current issue, click the link to my blog below post below:
Illustrator Russ Cox, who was featured this year on Illustrator Saturday has been hired by Island Port Press to illustrate author Lynn Plourde book ”Merry Moosey Christmas” that is slated for release in 2014. Read the full release here: http://www.islandportpress.com/news.html.
You have the unique opportunity to have a one hour critique consultation with an experienced children’s book editor, Simone Kaplan at Picture Book People. Simone had a deal that I missed sharing with you, so I asked her if she would extend her $50 off a critique consultation with the visitors to my blog. She said she would extend it for a week to anyone using the Coupon Code KathyTemean. Simone has two decades of insider experience at Henry Holt and Company and HarperCollins Publishers during which she’s personally accepted, edited and rejected hundreds of children’s picture books. She knows, from beginning to end, how the words and pictures of your manuscript can jump off the page. You’ll find out where your manuscript is, where it should be and how you can best get there and spark the interest of an editor or agent.
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PLEASE VOTE: The first round of voting continues until midnight (PST) today. The top 5 titles that receive the most votes in each Regional Division will advance to the semi-final round of voting which begins on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 9am PST and closes on Friday March 15th at 6pm PST. You will be able to vote for a winner from these 5 titles.
To cast your vote simply log in to the www.scbwi.org website, click on the See what’s going on in your region, click on your regional page, then click on the Crystal Kite tab. Read through the list and then cast your vote for your favorite book.
The votes will then be tabulated and the top vote getters put on a short list for the next round of voting. Round Two voting opens on Monday March. 4th
Below are the books that were published in 2012 in the Atlantic Region (Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey/Wash DC/Virginia/West Virginia/Maryland) Note: I listed all the books for the Atlantic Region, because the list is very impressive and it should give you inspiration to keep moving forward. Just imagine how long the list would be if I had the time to list all the regions. There are a lot of picture books on this list, so things are looking up in that area, too.
Mallory the Forgetful Duck
Chicken Boy: The Amazing Adventures of a Super Hero with Autism
Come August, Come Freedom
I’M NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING
Half-Pint Pete, the Pirate
Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives
Sirenz Back In Fashion
When Your Porcupine Feels Prickly
I Don’t Want to be a Pea!
Meltdown: The Nuclear Disaster in Japan and Our Energy FutureJacqueline Boulter
Where Horses Fly
Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic
Boomer Explores Annapolis
Pirates: The Ring of Hope
The Penguin Lady
Trouble at Trident Academy, Book one in Mermaid Tales series
Battle of The Best Friends
The Rain Forest Party
Natalie Dias Lorenzi
FLYING THE DRAGON
The Star Shard
BOY + BOT
Anna Abel Takes a Tumble
Emily and Carlo
At the Boardwalk
THESE BEES COUNT!
I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery
Jean Heilprin Diehl
Three Little Beavers
Try Not to Breathe
Gopher to the Rescue, A Volcano Recovery Story
The Wonderland Alphabet: Alice’s Adventures Through the ABCs and What She Found There
Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt’s Treasured Books
The Lions of Little Rock
Vin and the Dorky Duet
Dewi and the Seeds of Doom
Wish Upon a Chil.d
My Pets Are Always Getting Me Into Trouble!!
The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind
Good News Nelson
The Lapis Key
Mirabelle and the Butterfly
Mirabelle Goes for a Walk
Mirabelle and the Bouncy Red Ball
I KNOW A WEE PIGGY
Anne Marie Pace
Hope Somewhere in America: the Story of a Child, a Painting, and a President
Jo MacDonald Had a Garden
Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World
Can I Just Take A Nap?
The Bronte Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne
WITH ALL MY HEART
My Heart Will Not Sit Down
Me and Momma and Big John
The Klampie Mystery
The Schmutzy Family
Happy Birthday, Tree: A Tu B’Shevat Story
Send Me a Sign
Images in America Salem Township and Delmont
Child of the Mountains
Shoo Fly Please Bother Me
Born Wicked: Book 1 in the Cahill Witch Chronicles
Caution: Under Construction
The Night the Tooth Fairy Didn’t Come
Lewis the Lamb
Behind the Bookcase
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team
So You Want to Be A Rock Star
7 Clues to Winning You
The Dark Light
Sports Illustrated Kids Football ABCs
Sports Illustrated Kids Football Opposites
The Star Child
Shadows On My Wall
Sirenz Back In Fashion
Dollars and Sense
Hope to see your name and book on this list next year!
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