Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 23, 2011

Lots of Kudos

This week we had a lot of success stories. It shows that working on your craft and coming out to writing and illustrating events clearly play a role in future successes.

I know everyone will be happy to hear a few success stories.

Sladjana Vasic won the September 2011 e-Book Cover Design Award, for a Nonfiction e-book.


I could not find a picture of Beth Ferry, but Beth has a big feather in her hat. She signed with agent Elena Mechlin at Pippin Properties for her Stick and Stone story – a direct result of attending our June conference.


Here is Tara Lazar with her Agent Ammi-Joan Paquette. If you attended the 2011 June Conference you most likely met Ammi-Joan. Tara sold her first book, THE MONSTORE, at the end of last year. Now Ammi-Joan at Erin Murphy Literary Agency has sold Tara Lazar’s second book, I THOUGHT THIS WAS A BEAR BOOK to Alyson Heller at Aladdin.


Darlene Beck-Jacobson signed with agent Liza Flessig at the Royce Agency for her historcial novel – a direct result of attending our June conference.



Jody Staton’s story won her a spot in the “Writers at Camden” Community Workshop in conjunction with Rutger’s University.


Congratulations everyone! Something good is waiting for the rest of you reading this – I just know it!

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thank you Kathy.


  2. WOW! Beth! Darlene! Jody! Tara! Congratulations!
    Champagne, cake, confetti, kisses!

    Let’s hear it for NJ SCBWI, and Kathy, I think you should take a bow as well, Fearless Leader 🙂


  3. PS
    Sladjana, I don’t know you, congrats to you too 🙂


  4. This is thrilling news!! So proud of our New Jersey members and for all the support Kathy gives us. It is a pleasure to know or have worked with most of these people.
    Congratulations, Beth, Darlene, Jody, Tara, and Sladjana!!!
    I raise my coffee cup to all of you having much success with your work!


  5. Wow, wow, woooooooow!!!!! This is all amazing! Congrats to EVERYone! That’s quite a haul! lol

    I had, in fact, overheard an editor raving to an agent about Beth Ferry’s book, saying he should check it out! Obviously, Elena saw what the other editor saw 🙂 It must be great!

    Not enough can be said about the conferences! 😀


  6. Wonderful news! Congratulations to all!!!


  7. I somehow missed this post, Kathy! Thanks so much for the congrats. I am excited about the book that was supposed to be about bears. LOL.


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