Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 7, 2013

Publishing Industry Kudos – Another Chance to Win Book

bug-patrolHere is your chance to win a copy of Denise Morsenten new book BUG PATROL comes out on Feb. 12th.  Just leave a comment and tweet and you may be the winner.

Wee-o! Wee-o! Wee-o! Woo! Bug Mobile coming through! Bugs are a misbehaving bunch, so Captain Bob, insect cop, has a busy beat. The beetles are using their bug mobiles like bumper cars, the roaches are protesting for better housing (down with roach motels!), and the crickets are up late, partying. Can Captain Bob keep the peace and maintain law and order? This enthusiastic, goofy-sweet read-aloud is crawling with fun rhymes, lots of action, endearing bug-eyed characters, and a few lessons in manners, too!

  • Reading level: Ages 4 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books (February 12, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0618790241
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618790241
Denise Dowling Mortensen is the award-winning author of Good Night Engines, Wake Up Engines, a combination flip book of both Good Night Engines/Wake Up Engines, Ohio Thunder, and the forthcoming Bug Patrol, all published by Clarion Books. When she is not writing, she proofreads, edits, tutors students on the art of writing, and occasionally cleans her house. She is the mother of five children and lives in New Jersey.  You can follow her fan page on Facebook at Denise Dowling Mortensen or follow her on Twitter at @dmortensen5.

traceybaptiste pic

Tracey Baptiste, author of ANGEL’S GRACE signed with Agent Maria Lamba at the end of last year.

Tracey Baptiste was born in Trinidad and moved to Brooklyn, New York, when she was fifteen. Ms. Baptiste is a former elementary school teacher.

She lives with her husband and daughter in Englewood, New Jersey.

Marie Lamba sold two middle grade books in January.  Congratulations Marie!

Now for the editorial changes and pats on the backs:

At the Random House imprint, Kaela Myers, Sam Nicholson, and Anna Pitoniak have all been promoted to associate editor.

Emi Ikkanda has been promoted to associate editor at Holt and Times Books.

At Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Emily Bell has been promoted to associate editor.

At Simon & Schuster Children’s, Sylvie Frank has joined Paula Wiseman Books as associate editor. Previously she was an editor at Holiday House.

Kerri Kolen will join Putnam as executive editor on February 24. Previously she was executive editor at Hyperion.

At Tor, Melissa Frain, Kristen Sevick and Whitney Ross have all been promoted to editor.

Congratulations to Denise and Tracey and all the editors who are moving up the ladder.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Would love to have my grand daughter have this book, looks so inviting! Good work!


  2. Kudos! Kudos everywhere! 🙂 (…and I tweeted, too!)


  3. Would love to have this book to read to the preschoolers at our library’s story hour. Thanks for the chance to win.


  4. Thanks for the great post, Kathy (and the retweet Donna Marie!). Tracey, I wish you all the success with your new agent. I met you many years ago at an SCBWI event. Congrats to all the editors who are moving on up!


  5. Hope I win!


  6. I would love to win a copy of the book!


  7. Denise’s book looks adorable. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway!


  8. Beetles with bug mobiles – too cute!


  9. So cute. Love the cover.


  10. I teach English to Arab and Jewish children in Israel so I hope I win and get to share this book with them!
    Diana Bletter
    Author, The Mom Who Took off on her Motorcycle


  11. What’s not to love about bugs…doing non bug things that is! Would LOVE to win this fun PB to add to my collection.


  12. Looks like a fun book. Whoever wins the book will enjoy it.


  13. I love bug books!


  14. What a great concept! Bugs as positive authority role models! Helpful and happy…ideas!


  15. Captain Bob and insect cop who wouldn’t want to meet these characters!


  16. Thanks for including me in the kudos, Kathy! Where did you get that picture of me? Hahaha! I also love BUG PATROL!


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