Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 2, 2019

Best of 2018 Writing and Illustrating

Illustration by Alice Feagan. Alice was featured on Illustrator Saturday.

This year, besides posting about publishers bringing new imprints to the children’s publishing industry, I posted contests and grants that benefit writers and illustrators and workshops that help them hone their skills. Also, I like to provide opportunities for writers and illustrators and taut their successes in Kudo posts. Give writers a chance to get a first page critiqued, feature published books with book giveaways, and share the book’s journey to inspire other writers and illustrator. In 2018, we gave away over 55 books. Every Saturday, I feature a talented Illustrator and show off their artwork. 

So, take advantage of these features and let me know when you sign a contract, win an award, or your book cover comes out. We can do a book giveaway to promote your book. Consider writing an article about the industry or one that helps a writer or illustrator learn something new and send it to me. I will introduce you to my thousands of visitors. This coming Sunday, I’ll post detailed submission guidelines to consider. 

Here are some of the highlights of 2018. Thank you to everyone who contributed, left comments, and participated. 

AGENT OF THE MONTH:

JANUARY AGENT OF THE MONTH – PENELOPE BURNS:

INTERVIEW

FIRST PAGE RESULTS

FEBRUARY’S AGENT OF THE MONTH – SCOTT TREIMEL:

INTERVIEW

SCOTT’S GRUMBLE BUCKET 

FIRST PAGE RESULTS

MARCH AGENT OF THE MONTH – MIKE HOOGLAND:

INTERVIEW

FIRST PAGE RESULTS

MARCH SPECIAL FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE – DR. MIRA REISBERG

MARCH SPECIAL FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE WITH KELLY DELANEY

APRIL AGENT OF THE MONTH – CARI  LAMBA:

INTERVIEW

FIRST PAGE RESULTS

MAY AGENT OF THE MONTH – LESLIE ZAMPETTI

INTERVIEW

FIRST PAGE RESULTS

JUNE AGENT OF THE MONTHLINDA CAMACHO

INTERVIEW
FIRST PAGE RESULTS

JULY EDITOR’S OF THE MONTH – PAGE STREET PUBLISHING

Page Street Kids – Courtney Burke – 5th Editor of the Month

Page Street Publishing – Lauren Knowles 4th Editor of the Month

Page Street Kids – 3rd Editor of the Month – Charlotte Wenger

Page Street Publishing YA Editor of the Month – Ashley Hearn

Page Street Publisher of the Month – Today Kristen Nobles Founding Publisher of Page Street Kids

Page Street Kids – Courtney Burke Interview

Page Street Kids Editor of the Month – Charlotte Wenger Interview

Page Street Kids – Editor Kristen Nobles Interview

Page Street Publishing – YA Editor’s Interviews

Page Street Publishing – YA First Page Results – Lauren Knowles

Page Street Publishing – YA First Page Results – Ashley Hearn

Page Street Kids – PB First Page Results – Courtney Burke

Page Street Kids – PB First Page Results – Kristen Nobles

Page Street Kids – Charlotte Wenger – First Page Results

AUGUST AGENT OF THE MONTH – ANDREA MORRISON

INTERVIEW

FIRST PAGE RESULTS

SEPTEMBER AGENT OF THE MONTH – JOHN RUDOLPH

INTERVIEW
FIRST PAGE RESULTS

OCTOBER AGENT OF THE MONTH – LIZA FLEISSIG

INTERVIEW

FIRST PAGE RESULTS

NOVEMBER AGENT OF THE MONTH – ANNA OSLWANGER

INTERVIEW

FIRST PAGE RESULTS

LOOKING FOR CLIENTS:

Agent Looking for Clients – Wendi Gu

Agent Looking for Clients – Curtis Russell

Agent Looking for Clients – Kieryn Ziegler at DG&B

Emerald City Literary Agency: Mandy Hubbard

Agent Looking for Clients – Jennifer Udden

Agent Looking for Clients – Jodell Sadler

Agent Looking for Clients – Allison Remcheck

Agent Looking for Clients – Adrianna Ranta Zerhellen

Agent Looking for Clients – Cindy Uh – Thompson Literary Agency

Agent Looking for Clients – Andrea Morrison – Writer’s House

Agent Looking for Clients – Amy Stern – Sheldon Fogelman Agency

Agent Looking for Clients – Nicki Richesin

Agent Looking for Clients – Ana Oslwanger

Agent Likes and Dislikes – Ali Herring

Agent Elizabeth Bewley at Sterling Lord Literistic

Literary Agent Ben Grange – L. Perkins Agency

Agent Danielle Chiotti at Upstart Crow

Agent Looking for Clients – Heather Jackson

ASK 

ASK JENNIE – Submission Question

ASK CAT – Agency Questions

ASK CAT: Promotion

ASK CAT – Dummy Printing Ideas

ASK CAT – Keeping Current

ASK CAT – Licensing

ASK CAT – Trends, Stories, and collage

ASK DIANNE: Rhyming Picture Books

ASK DIANNE: Publisher’s Liability Statements

ASK DIANNE – POV

ASK DIANNE – Voice

ASK Dianne – Pre-Writing Meditation

SUCCESSFUL QUERY LETTERS

BOOK REVIEWER INTERVIEW

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Busy year! Here’s to the next!!!
    Are you feeling well? Ready to jump in?
    CAT😁

    Sent from my iPhone
    Christina Tugeau
    The CAT Agency Inc.
    757 345 1484
    chris@catugeau.com

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  2. Whoa! That was a phenomenal year, Kathleen! Thank you and cheers to a Happy and Healthy 2019 🙂

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  3. Thank you for your continued posts and this compilation!

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  4. Awesome year, Kathy. Thank you for all you do.

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  5. Wow, Kathy—another great year of your hard work and endless desire to help aspiring writers and illustrators. You will ALways be deeply appreciated 😀 oxox

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