Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 22, 2021

Book Winners – Full Manuscript Critique – Kudos – Industry Changes

 BOOK WINNERS:

Cathy Ogren won I AM SMOKE by Henry Herz

Roberta Abussi won HOW TO RETURN A MONSTER by Charlotte Offsay

Marla Yablon won ETTY DARWIN AND THE FOUR PEBBLE PROBLEM by Luaren Soloy

Please send your address to Kathy(dot)temean(at)hotmail(dot)com Thanks!

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SPACES STILL AVAILABLE! FOR THE WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING Full Manuscript Virtual Writers Retreat Nov. 13th – 14th 

TWO AGENT CRITIQUES – ONE FULL/ONE HOUR AND ONE 30 MINUTE/ 25 PAGE CRITIQUE, PLUS  FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE

Cost: $780

Click here for more details.

Please email: Kathy.temean (at) hotmail.com Put 2021 Fall Virtual Writer’s Retreat in Subject Box. Please include a little blurb about your manuscript – what you write and what you plan to submit – I will reply. 

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Congratulations to agent Liza Fleissig and her client author Isabella Maldonado. You know you made it when your book shows up in lights in Time Square. A Different Dawn (Nina Guerrera Book 2), which came out last month is Isabella’s second book in this thriller series. I read the first one and loved it. I belong to Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited and if you do, too, you can read and listen to this book for free.

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INDUSTRY CHANGES:

Astra Publishing Forms Children’s Division

Astra announced the launch of its children’s division, Astra Books for Young Readers, which will house one new imprint–Astra Young Readers–and five existing imprints: Calkins Creek, Hippo Park (Jill Davis’s newly-named imprint), Kane PressmineditionUS, and Wordsong.

Astra COO Ben Schrank said: “Astra Publishing House now has six very special children’s book imprints that cover books for all ages and children’s interests, from board books for babies and toddlers and picture books to nonfiction and history, poetry, middle-grade, and young adult books and so we felt it was time to identify and celebrate them with a new children’s book division: Astra Books for Young Readers.”

Harold Underdown has joined Kane Press as executive editor.

Abrams Children’s: Mary Jones has joined as editor of the Magic Cat imprint. She was previously a freelance editor.

Sterling: Laura Schreiber has joined as executive editor. Most recently, she had been editorial director at Jimmy Patterson.

Simon & Schuster Children’s: Alyza Liu has been promoted to associate editor, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

Knopf: Vanessa Haughton and Todd Portnowitz have been promoted to associate editor. Marc Jaffee and Rob Shapiro are promoted to assistant editor.

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Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. I’m SO excited!!! Thank you so much!!

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  2. Great news! Thanks, Kathy.

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