Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 20, 2021

Book Winners – Kudos – Opportunity – Industry Changes


Judy Sobanski won WHERE’S MY COW? by Susan Blackaby

Pamela Harrison won CALVIN GETS THE LAST WORD by Margo Sorenson

Katie Williams won THE UNIVERSE AND YOU by Suzanne Slade

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



CONGRATULATIONS TO AMALIA HOFFMAN! She has received the PJ Library Author/Illustrator Award for her new book MY HANDS MAKE THE WORLD coming out in 2022.



2021 Writing and Illustrating Book Extravaganza Feature

I always end the year with a book giveaway extravaganza. If you have a book that you would like to be featured and can send the winner a copy, please email me to let me know you would like to be featured. You will need to write up your journey with the book, send me your phot and bio, plus send me six interior art .jpgs (at least 500 pixels wide). These spot fill up fast, so make sure you snag a spot early. Please title the email 2021 Book Extravaganza Feature. Thank you!



Harper Children’s:

Carolina Ortiz has been promoted to editor.

Simon & Schuster Children’s:

Jasmine Ye has been promoted to production editor.

Clare McGlade has been promoted to associate managing editor.

Chelsea Morgan has been promoted to associate managing editor.

Heather Palisi has been promoted to associate art director.

Brittany Fetcho has been promoted to senior designer.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Congrats to all! Yay for Amalia!


  2. I am so excited to have won Calvin Gets the Last Word by Margo Sorenson! Thank you Margo and Kathy! I can’t wait to hold this picture book in my hands and share it with my grandchildren.


  3. Congrats to Amalia! That’s such a vibrant, beautifully textured cover!


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