Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 21, 2020

Book Winners – Cover Reveal – Kudos


Lauri Meyers won THE CASE OF THE BAD APPLES by Robin Newman  

Carol Gwin Nelson won SATURDAYS ARE FOR STELLA by Candy Wellins

Holly Smiles won Penny and the Plain Piece of Paper by Miri Leshem-Pelly

Sarah Matthysse won FLIBBERTIGIBBETY WORDS by Donna Guthrie

Ashley Congdon won TWO DOGS AND A TRIKE by Gabrielle Synder

Blair Ortman won CLYDE LIED by Keith Merantz

Michelle Kogan won SOAKED by Abi Cushman

Rebecca Gardyn Levington won ALIEN TOMATO by Kristen Schroeder

Penny J Taub won TIP AND TUCKER: PAW PAINTERS by Sue Lowell Gallion

Maria Marshall won THE NINJA CLUB SLEEPOVER by Laura Gehl

Winners, please send your mailing addresses, so I don’t have to spend time hunting you down. Thanks!


Breathe. Stretch. Wiggle. Dance. March. Stomp. Reach! New Poetry Anthology coming out on October 15th and being featured on Writing and Illustrating that day. 

HOP TO IT: Poems to Get You Moving contains 100 poems that incorporate a wide variety of movements—including deskercise! You’ll find poems on “2020 topics,” too, such as life during a pandemic, virtual learning, staying connected with friends, and standing up for what you believe in. 

CONGRATULATION’S To Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong for making this book happen. Please check back on October 15th for a chance to see more and win a copy of the book.



Amalia Hoffman’s new book MY MONSTERPIECE coming out next year. Here is the cover:

A celebration of imagination, creativity, acceptance, and art that will delight children of all ages.

Ever tried to make the meanest, wildest scariest monster?  What if even a green tongue, pointy horns, creepy sharp teeth, and claws won’t scare frighten anyone away?

Join the frustrated artist on a hilariously hair-raising adventure where the scary and not scary mingle and lead to the discovery that overcoming fear and prejudice can bring about a wonderful FRIENDSHIP.

CONGRATULATIONS AMALIA! Can’t wait to show off your book in February 2021.


Natascha Morris joins The Tobias Literary Agency as literary agent where she will rep picture books, middle grade, and YA. She was previously a literary agent at Bookends.

Kim Lindman has been promoted to associate agent at Stonesong, representing young adult and adult fiction and narrative nonfiction.

Georgia Bodnar has been promoted to senior editor at Viking Penguin.

Stephanie Sinclair will join CookeMcDermid as literary agent. She was at Transatlantic Literary Agency.

Patrice Caldwell joins New Leaf Literary & Media as literary agent. She was at the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.

Mekisha Telfer has been promoted to editor at Roaring Brook Press.

Mara Delgado-Sanchez has been promoted to assistant editor at St. Martin’s Publishing Group.

Veronica Park has been promoted to agent at Fuse Literary.



Talk tomorrow,



  1. Congrats, book winners! Congrats, Amalia! Congrats, Sylvia and Janet!

    Thanks for the industry updates, Kathy!


  2. Yay for me – so excited to read Robin’s new book! and congrats to all the other lucky winners too. I’m so glad people are still writing, reading, and publishing through all this.


  3. Congrats to all the winners – such great books!


  4. So many great books! Congratulations to all the winners. Love the cover of Amalia’s new book!


  5. Congrats, winners! 🙂


  6. Congrats to the winners!


  7. Congrats to all the winners! WHAT a LIST! 😀


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