Posted by: Kathy Temean | August 22, 2016

Kudos and Cover Reveal

Kudos to Charlotte Bennardo (on left) for her first solo authored book and to Cathleen Daniels for providing the illustrations to make the book sing. Can’t wait to talk more about this book and do a Book giveaway in September.

Charlotte and Cathleen

Evolution Revolution: Simple Machines (Book 1) is the story of a gray squirrel, befriended by a young boy who names him Jack and teaches him about wheels, the first simple machine. When bulldozers and trucks come into Jack’s wood, threatening his tree, Jack believes that with the help of the other woodland animals, they can stop the machines- by using the wedge, another simple machine. Their war draws attention from the humans, and that won’t be good.

The age range is 8-12.

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Kudos to the following Industry Professionals:

Keely Kundell has joined Harlequin as editorial coordinator.

Joanna Cardenas was promoted recently to editor at Viking Children’s.

At Pegasus Books, Katie McGuire has been promoted to assistant editor.

Kristin Dulaney has joined Macmillan Children’s as executive director of subsidiary rights. She was at Little Brown Children’s.

Peter Knapp has rejoined Park Literary Group as an agent, focusing on middle grade and young adult fiction. Previously he was an agent at New Leaf Literary & Media.

At Harper Christian, Becky Monds has been promoted to acquisitions editor for fiction, and Karli Jackson moves up to associate acquisitions editor.

Simon & Schuster Children’s Sarah McCabe has been promoted to assistant editor, Simon Pulse.

Congratulations, everyone!

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Looks and sound like an intriguing book, congratulations Charlotte Bennardo and Cathleen Daniels! Thanks for sharing the book with us Kathy!


  2. Not only is the cover absolutely gorgeous!!!…the story has the makings of a classic. It’s a 5 star winner!


  3. Great story and great write up. And great cover too- ha ha! Thanks Kathy!


  4. That book looks GORGEOUS! Nice work ladies.


  5. Love this cover!


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