Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 5, 2019

KUDOS – Cover Reveal – Book Winners – Publisher Call for Illustrators – Valentine Poems – Industry Promotions


Christinia Carter winner of A SONG FOR GWENDOLYN BROOKS by Alice Faye Duncan

Judy Sobanski winner of The Duchess and Guy by Nancy Furstinger

Candice Marley Conner winner of Mirabel’s Missing Valentines by Janet Lawler

Hub City Press has an ongoing need for artists for commissioned illustrations and cover artwork. They’d love to see your work!

Also, remember I am always looking for illustrations for daily posts and looking for illustrator to feature on Illustrator Saturday. VALENTINE’S DAY and ST. PATTY’S DAY is coming up. I would love to get illustrations and POEMS for those days.




Kate Dresser has been promoted to senior editor at Gallery.

Zoe Plant is joining the Bent Agency UK as literary agent, acquiring children’s and YA fiction and commercial adult fiction, including sci-fi, fantasy and crime. She was previously senior scout at Daniela Schlingmann Literary Scouting.

Theresa Park and Celeste Fine have joined together to form a new literary agency, Park & Fine Literary and Media, combining the existing Park Literary & Media with Fine’s roster of clients and a number of her colleagues from Sterling Lord.

Anna Michels has been promoted to editorial director, Sourcebooks and Poisoned Pen Press.

Melanie Nolan has been promoted to vp, publisher of Knopf Children’s.

Holly West and Kat Brzozowski have each been promoted to senior editor at Feiwel and Friends/Swoon Reads;

Anna Roberto to senior editor at Feiwel and Friends;

Julia Sooy to editor at Henry Holt BYR/Godwin Books;

Melissa Warten to assistant editor at Farrar, Strauss Children’s;

Jessica Anderson to associate editor at Henry Holt BYR/Christy Ottaviano Books;

Robyn Chapman to senior associate editor at First Second Books;

Mark Podesta to assistant editor at Henry Holt Children’s.

At Random House Children’s, Janet Foley has been promoted to director of managing editorial;

Kristen Depken to editor; and Rachel Chlebowski to assistant editor.

Megan Williams become managing editor of Crown Children’s and reprints at Random House Children’s.

Samantha Gentry moves up to associate editor of Crown Children’s.

Karly Caserza has been promoted to associate agent at Fuse Literary.


Talk tomorrow,




  1. Yippee! Excited to win the Valentines book! Thank you!


  2. Wow, so excited to win Nancy Furstinger’s book!! Thank you!

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