I’m thrilled to report that Karen Fortunati has signed with agent Sara Megibow of KT Literary!
Karen started her new story at the Avalon Writer’s Retreat, so it is nice to see results from my yearly novel retreat that focuses in developing and revising a whole novel manuscript.
Way to go, Karen!
Darlene Beck-Jacobson’s book Wheels of Change has been chosen as a Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2015 by the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC). This is huge, because it gets her book in front of a tons of teachers! http://www.darlenebeckjacobson.com
Carol Roth just received the F&G’s for her new picture book that is coming out in August.
Here is a sneak peek at the front and back cover.
Randy Gallegos who was featured on Illustrator Saturday just finished a project with an independent author self-publishing, where he produced ten illustrations for his kids’ retelling of the Greek myth, Parthenope. You can read about it here: http://blog.gallegosart.com/2015/01/parthenope.html
The above oil painting is the cover and the illustration below is one the interior pieces of art.
The above interior illustration was done using a faux-watercolors technique. That second interior piece is notable because it uses a different style from his normally fully-painted look, which Randy is thinking might be good for other similar projects.
Laura Watson who was featured on Illustrator Saturday. She has great news, she illustrated a series of 4 books about spring weather for Picture Window Books (an imprint of Capstone), called Springtime Weather Wonders, written by Charles Ghigna.
This was a huge project that took from about March until September last year. Around 70 illustrations.
I just blogged about it and you can read it and view some of the illos here: http://wp.me/p21wuH-7u
This is another project Laura worked on last year. Laura says, “I believe this came about thanks to your wonderful article on me! I think that’s how the client found out about me. Teeth Fairies – A Baby Teeth Tradition.
The book was a creation of Ingrid Bencosme, a former teacher and a mom of three (soon to be four), it’s a set including a book, doll and gift box.
The complete set is available, now, so I’m able to show off all of the illustrations finally.
Laura actually got to design the doll too, which she said was so much fun!
Wow! Congratulations to everyone.