Posted by: Kathy Temean | August 6, 2017

Art Director Opportunity – Kudos – Industry News

This illustration was sent in and created by Natalya Okinawa. She is a self-taught illustrator based in Spain. She says, “Alternative reality has always been buzzing in my mind. Until I learned how to get it out. I’m sure we have all envied children’s relationships with the world around because they prove that everything is possible. And that’s what my work is about.” She more of her work at:

Now Accepting submissions for Art Director Sunday critiquing two sequential illustrations starting August 27th DEADLINE: August 20th

Yvonne Ventresca’s short story, “The Art of Remaining Bitter” was selected through a contest to appear in the fantasy anthology Hero Lost: Mysteries of Death and Life.

Connie Hsu has been promoted to executive editor for Roaring Brook Press.

LeeEric Fesko has been promoted to publisher for Harper Christian’s specialty division, which includes Thomas Nelson gift books, Zondervan gift books, Tommy Nelson children’s books, children’s Bibles, and new media.


The one consensus pick across Amazon, BN and iBooks is Tom Perrotta’s novel. Mrs. Fletcher. Winning two votes are Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo* and The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne — Adebayo is Amazon’s featured debut and Boyne is Amazon’s spotlight pick for August, and both titles makes iBooks’ fiction list as well — and Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, also selected by both Amazon and iBooks. (Asterisked titles are featured in our Buzz Books.)

Solo, Kwame Alexander*
Little & Lion, Brandy Colbert
The Arsonist, Stephanie Oakes
Orphan, Agent, Prima, Pawn, Elizabeth Kiem
Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Leigh Bardugo

Girls Made Of Snow And Glass, by Melissa Bashardoust
The Gatekeepers, Jen Lancaster

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks for the shout out, Kathy! I’m actually running a giveaway for the anthology on my blog — today (Sunday 8/6) is the last day if people want to enter. 🙂

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  2. Congrats to everyone! 😀 And such a great new critique you’re starting up for illustrators, Kathy! Sharing now :D…


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