Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 12, 2018

KUDOS: Book Winner & Cover Reveals


by Vesper Stamper.

THREE BIG CONGRATULATIONS to NANCY VIAU. She has two books coming out at the end of summer! BEAUTY AND BERNICE, a middle Grade novel coming out on August 28th and a picture book titled First Snow coming out September 1st. Plus, the sequel to her middle grade novel, SAMANTHA HANSEN HAS ROCKS IN HER HEAD will be published in 2019. The title is: SOMETHING IS BUGGING SAMANTHA HANSEN.

CONGRATULATIONS to MELISSA STOLLER for her book READY, SET, GORILLA coming out this fall. Nice cover Melissa!

CONGRATULATIONS to AMALIA HOFFMAN for her new book DREIDEL DAY coming out on August 1st. Here is a video Amalia created to promote her book.


Michelle Howry will join Putnam as executive editor on May 7, reporting to Sally Kim. Previously she was executive editor at Hachette Books.

Carina Mathern will join Harper Germany as executive editor for children’s books/YA on August 1, heading an expanded children’s program that will add middle grade and picture books to their existing young adult list.

Jaime Levine will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on April 30 as senior editor focusing on acquiring psychological suspense, thrillers, and mysteries.

Annette Pollert-Morgan has been promoted to editorial director of Sourcebooks Fire.

Jillian Rahn has been promoted to associate art director at Sourcebooks.

Janine Barlow and Samantha Zukergood have been promoted to assistant editors at Thomas Dunne Books.

At Random House, Erica Gonzalez has been promoted to associate editor.

Alyson Heller has been promoted to senior editor for Aladdin.

Talk tomorrow,




  1. Congrats to all the book deals. Yay Nancy Viau! Thanks for the opportunity to win Vesper’s book! SO excited…

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  2. Congratulations to Darlene for winning Vesper’s, to Nancy Viau, Melissa Stoller, and Amalia Hoffman for the books we can’t wait to read and to all the editors and art directors with their new positions!


  3. BIG congrats to Nancy and Amalia. SO much wonderful New Jersey stuff going on 😀 😀 😀


  4. Go Jersey! And thanks!


  5. Thank you for the shout out Kathy and congratulations to all!


  6. Kent, 20, is happy to see out the season with the Tykes.


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