Congratulations to Heartlander Alastair Heim! Alastair’s picture book LOVE YOU, TOO, to be illustrated by Alisa Coburn, is a read-together book in which a dad and child move through their day, finishing each other’s sentences, to Sonali Fry at Little Bee Books, by Kelly Sonnack of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the author (world).
Congratulations to HWKT’s Bridget Heos!
Announced this week!
For Disney-Hyperion, Stephanie Lurie acquired world rights to QUEEN DOG, a picture book by Bridget Brewster Heos. Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Inc. represented Heos (Mustache Baby). The book, set for winter 2017, is about a pampered canine who must deal with a new baby in his family. Alejandro O’Kif, who was represented by Justin Rucker at Shannon Associates, is illustrating.
Congratulations to HWKT’s Bridget Heos! Her book MUSTACHE BABY won the 2014 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award!
Happy to share that Barb Stuber’s Girl in Reverse is an NPR Best Book of 2014! Congratulations, Barb!
Congratulations to HWKT’s Tessa Elwood! Here’s the scoop from Publishers Weekly:
Running Press Gets ‘Hungry’ With Elwood
Tessa Elwood sold Hunger, Heart, Fuel, Nation to Lisa Cheng at Running Press. Cheng took world rights, in a two-book deal, to the YA novel from Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider. Marini said the novel is a “space Regency,” calling it “Game of Thrones in space.” In the novel, a girl takes her sister’s place “in an arranged political marriage between two intergalactic royal houses.” Marini added that the stakes are raised when the heroine finds “she may be the illegitimate daughter of her family’s sworn enemy.” Elwood is a Web designer and has worked for a number of YA authors, including Amy Zhang and Mindee Arnett.
This just in: Sue Gallion’s PUG & PIG: TRICK OR TREAT, a companion to PUG & PIG that involves ill-fitting Halloween costumes and lots of mud; illustrated by Joyce Wan, to Andrea Welch at Beach Lane Books, for publication in Summer 2017, by Karen Grencik of Red Fox Literary representing Gallion and Teresa Kietlinski at Prospect Agency representing Wan (world). Congratulations, Sue!
J IS FOR JIVE by Ann Ingalls has been selected as one of the 30 best Indie picks by Publishers Weekly! Congratulations, Ann!
Congratulations to Anola Pickett! Anola won MOSCBWI’s fall conference scholarship contest for her story KATE’S OCEAN GARDEN. The conference theme is Seeds of Success.
Congratulations to two Heartlanders! Ann Ingalls announces two projects picked up by Schoolwide:
1. Thomas Garrett, Friend of Freedom (an Underground Railroad story) by Ann Ingalls
2. Tip and Tucker: Gone Missing! (a story about hamster friends, lost and found at school). Ann co-authored this title with good friend and writing critique partner, Sue Lowell Gallion.