Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 13, 2017

Industry News: Changes – Opportunity – Book Winners

tinksiescott10 won Liberty: THE SPY WHO (KIND OF) LIKED ME by Andrea Portes

Anita Nolan won BAND OF BABIES by Carole Gerber

Last week I announced WhiteFeatherFloating won OWL BAT, BAT OWL by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, but never received her address. If I do not hear anything by Saturday, I will have to pick another winner.

I wonder if these cute animals are Italian-American. Whatever, they are enjoying themselves, like you could at the Columbus Day Parade, if you are an Italian-American Author. This was illustrated by Kristin Varner. She was featured on Illustrator Saturday in 2013. Click here to see her work. 

Are you an Italian American author? If so, you might be interested in this:

NEW YORK, July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that Leonard Riggio, the Founder and Chairman of Barnes & Noble, the world’s largest bookseller, has been named Grand Marshal of the 73rd Columbus Day Parade. Mr. Riggio created the theme of this year’s parade, “A Celebration of Italian-American Authors,” and is inviting Italian-American authors from across the country to march up Fifth Avenue with him in the parade.

Event: Columbus Day Parade
Location: Fifth Ave. from 44th – 72nd Streets
Date: Monday, October 9, 2017
Hours: 11:30 AM – 3:00 p.m.
Broadcast: WABC-TV, 12 Noon – 3:00 p.m.

For more information, contact

Jefferson Wilson
Director of Marketing & Communications
Columbus Citizens Foundation
Phone: (212) 249-9923 x242
Fax: (212) 737-4413

Laura Biagi has left the Jean V. Naggar Agency, where she was an agent for nearly eight years, to pursue an MFA at the University of Houston. She can be reached at

Carol Burrell has joined Workman Children’s as senior editor. Most recently, she was a freelancer, with prior experience as the editorial director for Graphic Universe, the graphic novel division of Lerner Publishing Group.

Abby Ranger, formerly senior editor for HarperCollins Children’s has left to launch editorial freelance business Abby Ranger Editorial.

Bridget Monroe Itkin has been promoted to editor at Artisan Books.

Danielle Springer has been promoted to assistant editor for Putnam.

Brandi Bowles has joined United Talent Agency as an agent. Previously, she was an agent for Foundry Literary + Media.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thank you, Kathy! I just haven’t been on WordPress as much lately. Where do I send my address?


  2. Yay, Anita 🙂 And I love Riggio’s theme! lol


  3. What a fun illustration!


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