Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 9, 2015

Free Fall Friday – Kudos


This illustration was created by Mike Cressy who has a knack for characters and strange creatures. He has illustrated several children’s books and created artwork for numerous games, covers and logos. Mike was also featured on Illustrator Saturday.

CALL FOR ILLUSTRATIONS: Kathy(dot)temean@gmail(dot)com – 500 pixels wide. Put January2014 illustration in title area. Thanks!

**Just confirmed that agent Carly Watters from PS Literary is January’s Guest Critiquer. Please check back next Friday for more information about her.

After six years at Foundry Literary + Media, literary agent Stephen Barbara joined InkWell Management, this week taking all 50 of his clients with him.

Linda Pratt celebrates 4 years this January at Wernick & Pratt Agency, LLC.

Taylor Sperry has joined Melville House as editor. Previously she was assistant editor at FSG.

At St. Martin’s, Hannah Braaten, Laura Chasen, Silissa Kenney, and Elizabeth Lacks have all been promoted to associate editor.

At Tor/Forge, Kristin Sevick has been promoted to senior editor. Marco Palmieri and Melissa Frain have both been promoted to senior editor. Miriam Weinberg moves up to editor, and Diana Pho has been promoted to associate editor.

At Candlewick, Liz Bicknell has been promoted to evp, executive editorial director and associate publisher. Sarah Ketchersid moves up to senior executive editor. Finally, both Kate Fletcher and Andrea Tompa have been promoted to senior editor.

Steve Geck has been promoted to editorial director, Sourcebooks Children’s Books.

Sarah Stein has moved over to Penguin Books as editor. Previously she was editor at Riverhead, where she worked for the past eight years.

Kate Saunders won the Costa Award for her children’s book, Five Children on the Western Front.


Talk tomorrow,



  1. Lots of Congrats to go around, and I LOVE Mike’s imaginative illustration! 😀


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