Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 9, 2017

Entertaining Video – Kudos – Winners


Jennifer Reinharz (Red Said What?) won The Case of the Poached Egg by Robin Newman
Rosanne Kurstedt won Rabbit Stew by Wendy Wahman
Michelle Kogan won All Ears, All Eyes by Richard Jackson

Please email me your mailing addresses – Thanks! and Congratulations!


David Harrison has been selected as the winner in the Children’s Nonfiction category of the Society of Midland Authors Annual Literary Award competition for books published in 2016, for Now You See Them, Now You Don’t. The Society has been honoring the best books by Midwest authors since 1915. Congratulations David for having your name added to their list of authors recognized for writing excellence.

Purchase a copy of LIZZIE and LOU SEAL by Patricia Keeler and email Sky Pony Press at to let them know. You will be in the running for Sky Pony editor to review your picture book dummy or manuscript!

Stop back on Wednesday we’re doing a book giveaway. Don’t miss your chance to win.

Congratulations to Lori Norman, an Avalon Writers’ Retreat Alumnus, for her book titled, Beyond the Drawbridge that came out this week on Amazon. Lori Norman, MSLS, MPS, MSW, is . She has worked as a teacher, clinical social worker, and hospice bereavement counselor.

Lori has three master’s degrees in library science, pastoral studies, and social work. Her work has appeared in America, Catholic Digest, Holistic Health Journal, and Highlights for Children.


Paul Semendinger’s, another Avalon Writer’s Retreat alumnius  , first children’s book: Principal Sam and the Calendar Confusion published through Ravenswood Publishing is now available at Amazon, B & N and others…
Check out Paul’s blog: and follow him on Twitter: @DrPaulRSem

Industry Changes:

Brent Taylor has been promoted to agent at TriadaUS.

Daniella Wexler has been promoted to editor at Atria Books.

At Harper Christian, MacKenzie Howard has been promoted to associate publisher of Tommy Nelson children’s books and Thomas Nelson gift books.

Congratulations to everyone. Do you have a success? Send me a note so I can share with all my visitors.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Loved the video! Got me up and dancing this morning and ready to ‘book’!


  2. Thank you, Kathy & Robin. Loved the first book – can’t wait!


  3. Congratulations!


  4. Congrats to all the winners!


  5. Thank you, Kathy. I always enjoy your posts and am delighted to be in them!

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  6. Wow, Kathy, what a PACKed post! 😀 First, congrats to so many winners! The video was great. I just love all the familiar titles and especially spotting familiar faces like Marcie and our Ame 😀 Yay for David Harrison  What a great offer by Sky Pony Press, and it seems YOUR Avalon Retreats are REALLY paying off for authors! I mean, at least 3 have been published, or is it more? Just wonderful 😀


  7. What great news all around! I’m so tickled about David Harrison’s win…could not happen to a nicer or more talented guy!


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