Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 1, 2019

Book Winners – Cover Reveal – Kudos

Ashley Congdon won THE YELLOW SUITCASE by Meera Sethi

Donna Taylor (Writerssideup) won LOVE IS KIND by Laura Sassi

Angie Quantrell won BROKEN BEE’S NEST by Lydia Lukidis

Michelle Henry won THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST by Sophia Gholz

Becky Ross Michael won ANYA’S SECRET SOCIETY by Yevgenia Nayberg

Winners please send me your addresses – Put BOOK WINNER in the subject box. Congratulations!

COVER REVEAL: Beloved fairy writer Liza Gardner Walsh explores what fairy’s do in fall in this charming picture book of rhyming questions is paired with warm and whimsical illustrations by Hazel Mitchell. Available Aug 1st. Look for a book giveaway in July.

COVER REVEAL: Kids will really want to dig in to this fun with this informational book that explores foods from 13 countries around the world written by Lynne Marie and Illustrated by Parwinder Singh. Avaliable on November 5th. Look for a book giveaway in October.


CONGRATULATIONS TO NOTABLE SOCIAL STUDIES AWARD WINNER DARLENE BECK-JACOBSON: Marissa Moss at Creston has bought her new middle grade novel, Wishes, Dares and How to Stand Up to a Bully. The novel in verse crystallizes a boy’s worries about his father, who is MIA in Vietnam, and how his family, new best friend, and a bully unexpectedly help him find the courage to do the right thing, not just the easy thing. Publication is set for spring 2020; Liza Fleissig at Liza Royce Agency did the deal for world rights.


At Knopf Children’s: Erin Clarke has been promoted to editorial director; Katherine Harrison to senior editor; Kelly Delaney to editor; Karen Greenberg to associate editor; and Marisa Dinovis to associate editor.

At Abrams Children’s: Anne Heltzel has been promoted to executive editor, Pam Notarantonio is promoted to art director, children’s books and ComicArts.

Amulet/Abrams Children’s: Erica Finkel moves up to senior editor and Emily Daluga becomes assistant editor.

At Little, Brown: Alexandra Hoopes has been promoted to assistant editor; Lucy Kim is now art director and Tim Harrington is senior art director.

At Wendy Lamb Books: Dana Carey moves up to associate editor.  

At Random House Children’s: Maria Modugno becomes executive editorial director.

At Sterling Lord LiteristicDanielle Bukowski has been promoted to foreign rights manager and associate agent.

T.S. Ferguson, has joined Jimmy Patterson as editor. He was previously editor with Harlequin Teen/Inkyard Press.

Claire Draper has joined the Bent Agency as an agent. She was previously an assistant at Inkwell Management.

Jan Baumer has joined Folio Literary Management as an agent. She was formerly acquisitions editor at Harper One.

HarperCollins Italia launched its first children’s list, beginning with 25 titles in 2019. It plans to expand the list to 100 titles a year over the next few years. Sabrina Annoni, editorial director of HarperCollins Italia said, “HarperCollins has a strong history in Children’s publishing and remains one of its global leaders—we are excited to continue this tradition in Italy.”

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Yay! Great news all around. 🙂 Thanks for the updates too.


  2. Kathy, Yay! Can’t wait to read this book about bees. I love learning about them and am trying to help them out in my garden. I hope this email reply makes it to you. I will look around for a different address too. Angie Quantrell8415 Oak Ave.Yakima, WA 98903 Thanks so much for keeping us up to date with industry news. And offering books for us to read! :0

    Angie Let’s connect! Twitter


    • Yikes!!! Please take my previous message off! I guess that’s what happens when you reply to a blog post…I will send you the info a different way! Oops…


  3. Two fabulous covers! Congratulations!


  4. I love Hazel Mitchell’s art work. That cover is adorable. Thanks for all the info.


  5. I’m SO EXCITED!!! Can’t wait to get my copy! I LOVE Laura’s books and now I’ll have THIS beauty! Yay!!! 😀 😀 😀 Thanks, Laura and Kathy ❤


  6. I just posted on my blog about THE BROKEN BEES’ NEST by Lydia Lukidis. I mentioned your blog here as well, Kathy. Thanks for connecting us!


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