Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 26, 2017

Book Winners – Kudos – Book Trailers



This wonderful illustration was created by Melissa Iwai. She received her BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Now she’s a Brooklynite and has illustrated many picture books. Melissa was featured on Illustrator Saturday in 2012. Click Here to View. She is represented by Catugeau Agency.


Congratulations to Sindhu Sindhusays! She won the SCBWI 2016 On-the-Verge Emerging Voices Award for Instant Karma, a book she work-shopped at the Avalon Full Manuscript Writer’s Retreat in 2015. She ended up completely rewriting the manuscript and says, “I would never have known the manuscript’s flaws had it not been for The Avalon Writer’s Retreat.”

Nice to see Paul Semendinger, an Avalon Writer’s Retreat two year attendee, get his debut picture book, “PRINCIPAL SAM  AND THE CALENDAR CONFUSION published by Ravenswood Publishing.  Available on Amazon.

Book Trailer for Robin Newman’s new book, THE CASE OF THE POACHED EGG. Book Give away on March 15th. April 2nd Launch. Available for Pre-order on Amazon.

Book Trailer for Connie Colon’s Book One of PRINCIPAL KIDD. Book Giveaway on March 29th. Book Launch on April 3rd.

Book Trailer for Carol Murray’s new picture book CRICKET IN THE THICKET. Book Giveaway April 26th.  Available for Pre-order on Amazon.

Book Trailer for Laurie Wallmark’ new non-fiction picture book GRACE HOPPER: QUEEN OF COMPUTER CODE. Book Giveaway May 2nd. Available for Pre-order on Amazon.

Congratulations everyone!

Talk tomorrow,



  1. yay!

  2. that’s really inspiring, thank you for sharing:)

  3. Congrats to Beth and congrats, also, to everyone with books coming out!

  4. Kathy, Thanks so much for sharing the trailer for The Case of the Poached Egg. xoxo

  5. Thanks for the trailer for The Case of the Poached Egg. I haven’t read any of the series but now I’m thinking about getting it for my libraries!

    • If you email me your address at, I’d be happy to mail you a copy of the book. 🙂

      • Thank you so much!

  6. Love these book trailers! Looks like a whole new pile of great books on the horizon…YAY!

  7. I somehow missed this! Great book trailers! And thanks for show casing my work! 🙂

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