Posted by: Kathy Temean | August 4, 2019

Book Winners – Kudos – Book Cover Reveal


Melanie Ellsworth won NOT QUITE SNOW WHITE by Ashley Franklin

Heather Stigall won A BOY LIKE YOU by Frank Murphy


Kim Jolly won MY FOURTH OF JULY by Jerry Spinelli

  • Carl Scott won SHATTER THE SKY by Rebecca Kim Wells

If you do not have a dot before your name, please send your name, address, title of the book you won to kathy.temean(at) – PUT BOOK WINNER and the name of the book in the subject line. Thank you!


Congratulations to:

David L. Harrison. This is his 50th Anniversary as a published children’s author.

David has published ninety-six books including poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for young readers and educational books for teachers. He is poet laureate of Drury University and David Harrison Elementary School is named for him. His work has been anthologized in more than 185 books, translated into twelve languages, sandblasted into a library sidewalk, painted on a bookmobile, and presented on television, radio, podcast, and video stream. David has given keynote talks, college commencement addresses, and been featured at hundreds of conferences, workshops, literature festivals, and schools across America. He holds science degrees from Drury and Emory universities. Two universities have presented him with honorary doctorates of letters. Among dozens of awards, David’s poetry collection, Pirates, represented Missouri at the 2013 National Book Fair in Washington, D.C. The Society of Midland Authors honored his most recent book of poetry, Now You See Them, Now You Don’t, with its Children’s Nonfiction Literary Award for books published in 2016. David lives with his wife, Sandy, in Springfield, Missouri. See more at . His blog is


Congratulations to author Vivian Kirkfield and illustrator Alleanna Harris for Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe. It is coming out in January 2020. It is available for Pre-Order on Amazon.


Allison Hellegers will join Stimola Literary Studio on August 12 as literary agent and subrights director, representing middle-grade, young adult, and select adult fiction and nonfiction.

Kendra Levin will join Simon & Schuster Children’s as editorial director on September 1. She was most recently an editorial director at Penguin Children’s.

Callie Garnett has been promoted to editor at Bloomsbury.

Claire Fletcher has been promoted to senior managing editor, children’s at Chronicle Books.

Giulia Rizzo joined HarperCollins Italia as children’s editor, reporting to editorial director Sabrina Annoni.

In the UK, Strawberrie Donnelly has joined Bloomsbury Children’s in the newly created role of art director, starting August 1 and reporting to creative director Stephanie Amster. She was previously at Scholastic.

MJ Johnston has been promoted to associate editor of Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Landmark.

Susan Canavan has joined Waxman Literary Agency. Previously she was senior executive editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


Talk tomorrow,



  1. Congratulations to David! That is such an awesome accomplishment! And not only is he a prolific and wonderful writer…he also does so much to help other creatives!
    And you, Kathy, are definitely a sweetheart! Thank you for the beautiful cover reveal shout-out!
    By the way, I love that you always keep us all in the know about what is happening in the industry.

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    • Thank you, Vivian! I’m grateful to Kathy for her kind kudos and to you for your sweet comments. Here’s to the future.

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  2. Thanks for the excellent news Kathy!!

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  3. Kathy, I’m grateful for your kudos in my direction today. It’s hard for me to imagine I’ve been in this business for half a century, but if I had it to do again I would do it again. Can’t stop doing what you love.

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  4. […] NOTE: My special thanks to Kathy Temean today for posting kudos on my behalf. Here’s the link. […]


  5. WOW, I’m so excited! And CONGRATS to all the other winners to! Thank you 😀 😀 😀

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