Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 14, 2021

Book Winners – Kudos – Opportunities – Industry Changes


Carl Scott won Bubble Kisses by Vanessa Williams

Terry Pierce won Mimic Makers: Biomimicry Inventors by Kristen Nordstrom

Susan J Taylor won SASSAFRAS AND HER TINY TAIL by Candice Marley Conner

Please send me your name and addresses, so I can arrange for you to receive your book. 


Amalia Hoffman picture book, My Monsterpiece (Yeehoo Press) won the
2021 Next Generation Indie Book Award  –
Best Picture Book (0-5 Years)
It is now available in Chinese edition.


Check Out #NerdcampPA2021

For teachers, librarians, and anyone looking for great books for kids of all ages, you might want to check out the second virtual #NerdCampPA which goes live this Thursday, July 15, 2021 beginning a 9AM EST.

I have the pleasure and honor of being on two panels to talk about my books.

The first panel at 10 AM is:

Historical Fiction for a Middle Grade Audience: Empowering Students to Create Fictional Stories Using Pieces of History with authors Dianne Salerni, Jennifer Robin Barr, and Tamara Bundy.

The second one at 11AM is:

There will be give-aways of books, curriculum materials, and lots of information to use in the classroom and beyond. Hope you’ll join me and check out this exciting FREE event. Feel free to share.



Danielle Burby (previously with Nelsen Literary) has opened her own literary agency this month called MADWOMEN LITERARY. Mad Woman Literary Agency is a queer-woman-owned, full service literary agency that values transparency, a spirit of partnership, and the empowerment of authors to take ownership of their careers.

Amazon Publishing:
Chris Werner has been promoted to executive editor at Lake Union Publishing.Marilyn Brigham has been promoted to senior editor at Two Lions and Amazon Crossing Kids.

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency: Bre Stephens has been promoted to associate literary agent.

Blackstone Publishing: Vikki Warner has been promoted to senior acquisitions editor.

Dave Barrett has joined as executive managing editor
Lauren Hougen to managing editor
David Lott to senior managing editor
Chrisinda Lynch to associate managing editor
Eric Meyer to senior managing editor


Talk tomorrow,



  1. Congrats, book winners. 🙂 Thanks for the news, Kathy.


  2. Hooray! Thank you, Kathy and Kristen, and congratulations to the other book winners!


  3. Thanks for the #nerdcampPA shout out Kathy! Kudos to all the winners!


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