Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 22, 2017


Let’s celebrate like the kids in this illustration by Chantelle and Burgen Thorne for the people in this weeks Kudo post. Chantelle and Burgen were featured on Illustrator Saturday. Check it out if you missed it.

Congratulations to Dr. Mira Reisberg of the Children’s Book Academy. She was recently-hired as editor and art director at Clear Fork Publishing’s children’s imprint Spork. This is great news for all the writers and illustrators who have taken her online courses and for those going to sign up. She has been hired to take Spork to the next level of publishing. Here is the link for the picture book online course happening in July. Tomorrow is the last day to apply for a scholarship. June 26th is the last day to take advantage of the $70 discount off registration.

Rachel Brooks has joined Book Ends Literary as agent, moving her client list with her. Previously she was at the L. Perkins Agency.

Michael Strother will join Little, Brown Children’s as editor on June 26. Most recently, he was an editor at Harlequin Teen.

Allison Remcheck has been promoted to associate agent for Stimola Literary Studio representing middle-grade and YA fiction.

Writers House is closing its London office, and managing director of Writers House UK Angharad Kowal has left the company as a consequence. Peggy Boulos Smith joined Writers House in New York as UK rights director, representing adult clients, and director of children’s subsidiary rights Cecilia de la Campa is handling the UK children’s business. Smith was previously global rights director at the Jane Rotrosen Agency.

Meredith Miller has joined United Talent Agency as an agent and will direct their foreign rights department. Previously, she was associate director of foreign rights at Trident Media Group, where she worked for 6 years.

Erin Young has been promoted to agent at Dystel, Goderich and Bourret.

Lauren Plude has joined Montlake Romance imprint as acquisitions editor. Most recently she was a freelance editor.

Nick Amphlett has been promoted to associate editor at William Morrow.

Talk tomorrow,


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