Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 14, 2021

Opportunity: Illustrator Critiques – Book Launch Party


Angie Quantril won PIE FOR BREAKFAST by Cynthia Cliff

Danielle Hammelet won Clarinet & Trumpet by Melanie Ellsworth

Kayla Richardson and Julie Phend won

DEFINITELY DOMINGUITA Series by Terry Jennings


OPPORTUNITY: MIRA REISBERG AT THE CHILDREN’S BOOK ACADEMY has offered to critique four illustrator’s picture book illustrations. There are four spots –  May 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. She will discuss many things like how you can tweak your illustrations to help you sell your work, plus much more.

Submission Details:

Please send Two or Three SEQUENTIAL illustrations (Two/three with the SAME “story/characters‎”) to:
Kathy.temean (at) Put Illustrations Critique with Mira in the subject area. Illustrations should be at least 500 pixels wide. Your name should be in the .jpgs title with the order numbers. Please include a blurb about yourself along with your picture that I can use. to introduce you to everyone.

Click here to see a previous Illustration Critique from Mira.


Join Hallee for a Double Book Launch Drive Thru Party for Way Past Sad and Way Past Jealous! THE MORE THE MERRIER! SWAG AND TREATS FOR ALL! COVID-SAFE AND SUPER FUN!! at Children’s book World in Bala Cynwyd, PA on April 17th.



Miranda Paul has been promoted to agent at Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

Ann Marie Wong has joined Holt Children’s as editorial director. She was previously senior editorial director at Scholastic Book Clubs.

Pronoy Sarkar has joined Little, Brown as senior editor, reporting to Judith Clain. Previously, he was an editor at St. Martin’s.

Elizabeth Lazowski has been promoted to assistant editor, children’s at Chronicle Books.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Yay! Thank you, Kathy. Who doesn’t love pie for breakfast? Lunch? Dinner?

    Thanks for the other news. I know I’ve read Hallee’s Way Past Worried, and it was a great book. Congrats, Hallee!


  2. Hey, Kathy, I just ran across this email. It made me remember Pie for Breakfast. I haven’t received it yet. Just an FYI. I know it takes time sometimes, no hurry.

    Hope you are doing well! Thanks for all you do for books!

    Angie Let’s connect! Writer for Children: SCBWI & 12×12 Twitter


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