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Congratulations to Alastair Heim!

Jennifer Greene at Clarion has bought world rights to Heartlander¬†Alastair Heim‘s next picture book, The Great Puppy Invasion, about what happens when a horde of puppies shows up in Strictville, a no-nonsense, no-fun town that has never seen puppies before. Kim Smith will illustrate; publication is set for fall 2017. Kelly Sonnack at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency represented both Heim and Smith. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/70719-rights-report-week-of-june-20-2016.html

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Klassen, SuZan

SuZan Klassen is published in Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters; Storm Country, the Anthology; 101 Facets of Faith; and Focus on Your Child all for the adult market. She is currently working on a middle grade novel.

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Bridget Heos’s I, FLY is flying high!

The picture book I, FLY, written by Heartlander Bridget Heos, is having a great year! This weekend, FLY won a CYBILS award, decided by children’s book bloggers; last month, it was named a Texas 2×2 book; a Korean version is being published; and this spring (2016), it will be part of Scholastic Book Fairs and Clubs. People are finally starting to love flies! Here are some of the alternate covers that illustrator Jennifer Plecas created:

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Congratulations to Jenn Bailey!

Good news for Heartlander Jenn Bailey! Jenn won the Candlewick Scholarship for her Picture Book, PLINK! It was found worthy by a committee of Candlewick editors to receive a cash award and Right of First Refusal. Congratulations for a well-deserved honor, Jenn!

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Hermansson, Casie

Casie Hermansson teaches English at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas (just a tad south of KC!). Her PhD is from the University of Toronto. She loves to write, and is currently polishing a MG manuscript, and working on two YA novels that compete for her attention. Books published: Title: Bluebeard: A Reader’s Guide to the English Tradition Summary: An academic survey of 300 years of this grisliest of fairy tales in our very own Anglo-American traditions, from folk- and…

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