Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 23, 2015

Free Fall Friday – Kudos

beth Ferry

I think this picture of Beth Ferry tells all. Well, almost all: It comes out on April 7th. You can pre-order it on Amazon. Congratulations on the new book.


Announcing The Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Award Winner and Honoree!

Writer/Illustrator Sanna Stanley


This year’s winner is Sanna Stanley, writer and illustrator of books including Monkey for Sale


and Monkey Sunday.

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Sanna draws inspiration for her work from the time she spent as a child traveling to remote villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

She wins a $3,000 grant to both honor her contribution and help raise awareness about her current works-in-progress. You can learn more about Sanna at her website here.

Congratulations, Sanna!

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Cheers as well to Jane Mitchell, who won an Honor Grant. Jane is the co-founder of the SCBWI Ireland Chapter and its previous regional advisor. She is the author of When Stars Stop Spinning and Chalkline, and her work focuses on the rights of women and young girls around the globe. You can learn more about Jane at her site here.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Congrats to everyone. And Beth — love the photo! Hooray!

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  2. Congrats to everyone, and I’ve been wanting to get my hands on STICK AND STONE since the first day I heard about it! It’s almost here, Beth!!!! 😀

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  3. What a great cover and you do look happy. Best of luck with it.


  4. I overheard an editor and agent discussing Stick & Stone and what a great story it was at the conference a couple years ago. Can’t wait to read it! Congratulations!


  5. Mega congrats everyone!!! Can’t wait to get my copy of Stick and Stone!


  6. Congrats to all…especially one of my favorite PB writers BETH! I am soooo happy to see that great book in your hot little hands…finally! Bask in the glow and get your pens ready for signing. Can’t wait to get my copy!


  7. Wow! Thanks everyone! What a fun surprise to see this. Thanks Kathy!


    • Beth,

      What I want to know is why you didn’t think to share it with me? You should know I care about your successes. Glad I saw it.



  8. All of these authors and books appear to be winners. Congratulations to them all!


  9. Hooray for those talented folks!


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