Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 13, 2016

Winners – Kudos & Industry Changes


Please send me your addresses.

Lucy’s Lovey by Betsy Devany – Lauri Meyers
Aim by Joyce Moyer Hostetter – Jama Ratigan
Now You See Them, Now You Don’t by David Harrison – Kristi Dee Veitenheimer
The Hard Count by Ginger Scott – Bonnie Lambourn
Toby by Hazel Mitchell – Claire Lordon
And THE TREES CREPT IN by Dawn Kurtagich – Michael Gettel-Gilmartin

the-wardens-daughterMaster storyteller Jerry Spinelli spins a tale of loss and redemption like no other. The Warden’s Daughter shows that kindness and compassion can often be found where we least expect it.

It is now available for pre-order.

Cammie O’Reilly is the warden’s daughter, living in an apartment above the entrance to the Hancock County Prison. But she’s also living in a prison of grief and anger about the mother who died saving her from harm when she was just a baby. And prison has made her mad. This girl’s nickname is Cannonball.

In the summer of 1959, as twelve turns to thirteen, everything is in flux. Cammie’s best friend is discovering lipstick and American Bandstand. A child killer is caught and brought to her prison. And the only mother figures in her life include a flamboyant shoplifter named Boo Boo and a sullen reformed arsonist of a housekeeper. All will play a role in Cammie’s coming-of-age. But one in particular will make a staggering sacrifice to ensure that Cammie breaks free from her past.

doll-eyeMaria Cohen new book is available for pre-order.

All Hadley wants is for everything to go back to the way it used to be—back when she didn’t have to share her mother with her stepfather and stepbrother. Back when she wasn’t forced to live in a musty, decomposing house. Back when she had a life in the city with her friends.

As Hadley whiles away what’s left of her summer, exploring the nearby woods and splitting her time between her strange, bug-obsessed neighbor Gabe and the nice old lady that lives above the garage, she begins to notice the house isn’t just old and creaky. It’s full of secrets, just like appearance of a mysterious dollhouse and the family of perfect dolls she finds.

Oh, how she wishes her family were more like those lovely dolls! Then one day, Hadley discovers a lone glass eye rolling around the floor of the attic. Holding it close one night, she makes a wish that just might change her world forever.

carol-roth-tigerCarol Roth’s new book is available for pre-order.

A playful look at managing tempers for tigers of every age.

Little Tiger has a temper! He stomps his paws, cries, and growls when he doesn’t want to do something. But when his mom says “Hold your temper or else,” Little Tiger has to make some changes. Where will he hold his temper? In his pocket . . . in his underwear?




October Indie Top YA Picks. Two of my favorite authors and their books made the list.


New Imprints:

Kensington’s Lyrical Press will add a digital first contemporary romance series imprint, Caress, and a digital romantic suspense imprint, Liaison, beginning fall 2017. Together the two lines will publish 50 titles annually and will be overseen Alexandra Nicolajsen.

Hogarth Lines Up Sarah Jessica Parker Imprint
After playing the writer in “Sex and the City,” actor Sarah Jessica Parker is the latest celebrity to set up an imprint. She will be editorial director of SJP for Hogarth, where she “will help to find, edit and publish three or four new novels a year.” Parker was enlisted by Crown publisher Molly Stern. Parker tells the NYT she’s looking for “great stories” and “global voices” which they note “is another way of saying she can’t say too much.”

Promotions & Industry Changes:

At Delacorte Press, Wendy Loggia and Krista Marino have both been promoted to senior executive editor, while Monica Jean moves up to assistant editor.

At Chronicle Books, Melissa Manlove and Naomi Kristen have both been promoted to senior editor, children’s.

At Crown Children’s, Emily Easton has been promoted to vp, publisher.

Becky Herrick has joined Skyhorse as editor at Sky Pony Press. She was previously with Scholastic.

At Harlequin, Karen Reid has been promoted to editor and Dana Grimaldi moves up to associate editor.

Sara Crowe leave Harvey Klinger and joins Pippin Properties as agent.

Congratulations to everyone!

Talk tomorrow,



  1. I’m so excited to have won “Now You See Them, Now You Don’t”! I borrowed the book from the library and hated having to give it back, lol!


  2. BIG congrats to all the winners. LOVE the new books coming out as well.


  3. WooHoo!!! Congrats to all the winners and authors.


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