Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 23, 2019

Book Winners – Eileen Spinelli’s List of Quotes for Autumn – Industry Changes



Bettie Boswell won LISTEN by Holly McGhee

Carol Federlin Baldwin won CAN U SAVE THE DAY by Shannon Stocker

Danielle Dufayet won KARATE KID by Rosanne Kurstedt

Nancy Riley won BOOMER AT YOUR SERVICE by Vanessa Keel

Jessica Shaw won IT’S A FIELD TRIP, BUSY BUS by Jody Jensen Shaffer


Darlene Beck-Jacobson won YOU ARE YOUR STRONG by Danielle Dufayet

Cathy Ogren won A FIST FOR JOE LOUIS AND ME by Trinka Hakes Noble 

Robin Newman won MOLDILOCKS by Lynn Marie

Brenda Doming won MARTIN AND ANNE by Nancy

Claire Annette won ONE RED SOCK by Jennifer Sattler

Linda Mitchell won Who Will? Will You? by Sarah Hoppe

Becky Levine won CROW SPIRIT by Debra Bartsch

Kristen Picone won THE BRAVE CYCLIST: The True Story of a Holocaust Hero

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

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!

This wise old owl was created by Dow Phumiruk*. She is a pediatrician who has found her passion in children’s book art. Though creative throughout childhood, she put this artistic part of her aside as she pursued a career in medicine. Years later, when she chose to take time off to be a stay-at-home mother (2003), she rediscovered her love of all things creative, finding much joy especially in children’s book illustration. She experimented with different mediums and styles on her own for a while. Finally realizing she couldn’t do it all alone, she took the plunge into SCBWI in 2011 and hasn’t looked back! She was featured on Illustrator Saturday.


The art of being wise in the art of knowing what to overlook…. William James

Wisdom beings in wonder. …. Socrates

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. … Sidonie Gabrielle

The highest form of wisdom is kindness. …The Talmud

Wisdom is knowing what to do next. Skill is knowing how to do it. And Virtue is doing it. David Starr Jordan

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it into a fruit salad.

A mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. …Ralph Waldo Emerson

To Profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it. …Wilson Mizner

There is a wisdom of the head and a wisdom of the heart. …Charles Dickens

One part of wisdom is knowing what you don’t need anymore and letting it go.

To embrace the whole world in friendship is wisdom.



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

Jennifer Udden joins New Leaf Literary & Media as literary agent; she was previously agent at Barry Goldblatt Literary.

Monica Odom has founded Odom Media Management, a literary agency focused on “voices and stories that have been historically hushed.” She will continue to represent nonfiction, literary fiction and illustrated titles for both children and adults, including her existing client list. She was at Liza Dawson Associates.

At Harper Children’s, announce that Luana Horry has been promoted to editor.

Jessica Sinsheimer has joined Context Literary Agency where she will represent YA, middle grade, upmarket genre fiction, and more. She was previously at the Sarah Jane Freymann Agency.

Jon Cobb and Ellen Goff have each been promoted to junior agent at HSG Agency.

Publisher for Simon & Schuster Children’s, Atheneum, Margaret K. McElderry Books, Salaam Reads, Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, and Denene Millner Books, Justin Chanda has been promoted to senior vice president. He has been at S&S for 14 years.

At Little, Brown Children’s, Esther Cajahuaringa has joined as assistant editor. She was formerly editorial assistant at Disney Hyperion.

Samantha Wekstein will join Thompson Literary Agency as agent for children’s books, young adult, and adult commercial fiction on October 7. She is currently an agent at Writers House.

Courtney Burke has been promoted to editor at Page Street Kids.

Connor Goldsmith has been promoted to senior agent at Fuse Literary.

Chelsea Eberly will join Greenhouse Literary Agency as agent on September 30. She is currently senior editor at Random House Children’s Books.

Maggie Lehrman has been promoted to editorial director, fiction for Abrams Children’s.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Congrats winners! Kathy, thanks for the updates. I don’t know how you keep up with this stuff! 🙂


  2. Yay! Thank you, Kathy!


  3. Thank you for sharing my art, Kathy!


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