Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 9, 2019

Book Winners and Reminder: Free 4 Day Illustration Course


Ashley Congdon won FANTASTIC YOU by Danielle Dufayet

Steph M Ward won RANDALL AND RANDALL by Nadine Poper


Betty A Vanderwielen won Angie Quantrell won WINTER CATS by Janet Lawler

Marie Marshall won SAVE THE CRASH TEST DUMMIES by Jennifer Swanson

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!


Reminder – This Thursday Oct 10th – Sunday Oct 13th the Children’s Book Academy is hosting the most generous FREE course or kid’s book writers and illustrators that you’ll ever take with these People and more!

  • Dr. Mira Reisberg gives an introduction and overview of Picture Books, Board Books, Chapter Books, illustrated Middle Grade Novels, and Graphic Novels
  • Heather Bell demonstrates how to break up a manuscript to make thumbnails
  • Polina Gortman POV and the element of surprise
  • Larissa Marantz brings fresh ways of creating memorable characters
  • Miri Leshem Pelly shares insights on why anthropomorphizing rocks and how you do it
  • Mira Reisberg sings out Let’s get funky with quirky art -hey let’s Play
  • Sanne Dufft offers drawing tips for making your human and animal characters move
  • Adriana Hernandez Bergstrom shares the lowdown on how setting changes everything
  • Daria Peoples tells the FASCINATING tale of how she landed her agent
  • Saki Tanaka discusses how to deepen a story with added layers (specifically for non-fiction) – Intrigued? We hope so!
  • Sarah Momoharo Romero shares how an illustrator personalizes the text through their illustrator’s voice
  • Mike Malbrough shares fun ideas with Watercolors, Photoshop or Procreate
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Art Director Andrea Miller shows and tells how to draw people and animals using shapes with additional tips on how to keep your characters consistent!
  • Art Director and Editor Dr. Mira Reisberg will do LIVE mini-crits for participants before wrapping up this amazing event!

Over these fantastic four days we’ll be having fun, interacting, learning, and enjoying each other! You don’t want to miss this one. Register now, it’s free! Just click here to join!

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Yay! I love books about cats. Thank you! Congrats to all the winners. Thanks, Kathy!


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