Posted by: Kathy Temean | May 15, 2019

7 Book Winners – Kudos – Industry Changes and more

Darlene Beck-Jacobson won REMARKABLY YOU by Pat Zietlow Miller

Carl Scott won HOLY SQUAWKAMOLE by Susan Wood

Jennifer Merrifield won

THE BIRTH OF THE COOL: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound

Carol Baldwin won

HER FEARLESS RUN: Katherine Switzer’s Historic Boston Marathon

 Janet Lawler won BIRDIE by Eileen Spinelli

Candice Marley Conner won CATCH ME WHEN I FALL by Bonnie B. Graves

Linda KulpTrout won DADDY, CAN YOU SEE THE MOON? by Gayle Krause

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

Please note: If you won a book and have not received it, please let me know with your name and address. I had a computer glitch and it affected my email, so please send again. Thank you.

This illustration is from another illustrated YA historical fiction novel by Vesper Stamper with Knopf—also set in England—coming out NEXT SPRING 2020. This one’s about a girl discovering her unusual gifts and falling in love against the backdrop of the Great Plague of 1348! Congratulations! Vesper.

Donna Cangelosi’s debut picture book FRED’S BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD will be published by Page Street Kids in 2020. Congratulations, Doanna!

A new Jerry Spinelli picture book on book shelves now.


Saturday May 11 at 1pm
220 Plaza Drive #B-3
Collegeville, PA 19426


Sunday June 2 at 12pm
8850 Covenant Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237


Sunday June 30 at 7pm
99 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE 19930


Wednesday July 3 at 12pm
184 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806


Thursday July 4 at 10am
432 Route 6A
East Sandwich, MA  02537


Amalia Hoffman’s Book Trailer below:


Kate Prosswimmer has joined Margaret K. McElderry Books as editor. She was previously associate editor at Sourcebooks.

Susan Dobinick has been promoted to senior editor, nonfiction at Bloomsbury Children’s.

Jen Monroe has been promoted to editor at Berkley.

At HMH, Marina Padakis has been promoted to senior managing editor and Kristin Brodeur has been promoted to managing editor, digital formats.

Stephanie Guerdan and Carolina Ortiz have both been promoted to assistant editor at Harper Children’s.

Luana Horry has been promoted to associate editor at Harper Children’s.

At Random House Children’s Megan McLaughlin has been promoted to associate art director for Dr. Seuss and Beginner Books.

Founding publisher of Tricycle Press Nicole Geiger is joining Full Circle Literary as a literary agent.

Michelle Brower has been named a partner at Aevitas Creative Management.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Congrats, winners! Those are great books. Thanks for the industry updates!


  2. What fun! Thanks for the opportunity, Kathy. Looking forward to reading and reviewing REMARKABLY YOU!


  3. Thank you, Kathy!!


  4. wow, CONGRATS to SO many winners! 😀 And, Kathy, I’m so glad you posted about Kate Prosswimmer’s move since she’ll be at our June conference!


  5. Yippee! I’m so excited for this book! Thank y’all!


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