Date: October 7, 2013
Author: Judy Hyde

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Congratulations x 3 to Sue Lowell Gallion!

Congratulations are in order for Sue Lowell Gallion! Sue’s PUG AND PIG won the 2013 Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award at the SCBWI-LA conference. In addition to that good news, Sue also announced the sale of PUG AND PIG to Allyn Johnston at Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. And last, but not least, Sue will now be represented by Karen Grencik of Red Fox Literary!

Date: June 25, 2013
Author: Judy Hyde

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Congratulations to Debra McArthur!

Debra McArthur’s middle grade historical novel A VOICE FOR KANZAS has been named as a Kansas Notable Book. http://www.kcfb.info/projects/kansas-notable-books.html

Date: June 3, 2013
Author: Judy Hyde

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New York Times review for MUSTACHE BABY by Bridget Heos! Congratulations!

Here’s the New York Times Sunday book review of MUSTACHE BABY, a new picture book by Heartlander Bridget Heos:

MUSTACHE BABY
By Bridget Heos.
Illustrated by Joy Ang.
40 pp. Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin ­Harcourt. $16.99. (Picture book; ages 4 to 8)
You never know what you’ll get in the delivery room, and something isn’t quite right with this new baby. Mustachioed! “You’ll have to wait and see whether it is a good-guy mustache or a bad-guy mustache,” the nurse coolly informs his baffled family. Heos’s offbeat tale muses on the possibilities, playing off parental hopes and panicky nightmares. He could be a cowboy who cares for injured animals and mends broken fences. He could be a Spanish painter or a sword fighter. It’s hard to know what kind of person a child will grow up to be, especially as his mustache lengthens and curls unexpectedly. What if he becomes a cat burglar or a cereal criminal? Stay tuned.
Date: May 29, 2013
Author: Judy Hyde

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Congratulations x 2 to Debra McArthur!

  Debra’s essay “The Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854″ is now live on the peer-reviewed website Essential Civil War Curriculum: http://www.essentialcivilwarcurriculum.com/
  And Debra’s novel A VOICE FOR KANZAS was selected as one of the Best Children’s Books of the Year by the Bankstreet College of Education. It’s listed among books for age 9-12, in the Historical Fiction Category: http://bankstreet.edu/center-childrens-literature/childrens-book-committee/best-books-year/best-books-year-2013/
Date: May 2, 2013
Author: Judy Hyde

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Congratulations to Wyatt Townley, new Poet Laureate of Kansas!!

Wyatt Townley has been named the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of Kansas. As Poet Laureate of Kansas, Wyatt will promote the humanities as a public resource for all Kansans through public readings, presentations, and discussions about poetry in communities across the state. Congratulations, Wyatt!

Date: January 23, 2013
Author: Judy Hyde

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Congratulations x 2 to Ann Ingalls!

Ann Ingalls is pleased to announce that World Book will be publishing J IS FOR JIVE; the release date has yet to be announced. Cassie Mayer will edit this work.
And the good news continues: In May of 2013, Grosset and Dunlap will release Ann’s emergent reader, ICE CREAM SOUP. Karen Grencik at Red Fox Literary represented this work.
Date: January 10, 2013
Author: Judy Hyde

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Congratulations to Jenn Bailey!

Jenn Bailey is thrilled to confirm that she is now represented by Minju Chang and Kendra Marcus of Bookstop Literary. http://www.bookstopliterary.com/index.html

Bookstop Literary is an editorial agency, and Jenn has enjoyed the process of working with Kendra and Minju, both of whom she met at a Kansas SCBWI conference.

The Biggest Lesson that Jenn would like to pass on is: “When agents say ‘We’d like to see more from you’–believe them! Don’t make them wait six months before you come back around to the project. You could be filled with Happy/Joy a whole lot sooner!”

Date: November 28, 2012
Author: Judy Hyde

Congratulations to Barb Stuber!

Barb Stuber’s second novel, PROVENANCE, has been picked up by her editor, Karen Wotyla, at Simon and Schuster.  PROVENANCE is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2014.

Date: October 11, 2012
Author: Judy Hyde

Congratulations x 2 to Wyatt Townley!

Former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser has selected a poem from Wyatt Townley’s new book, THE AFTERLIVES OF TREES, for his syndicated column, American Life in Poetry.  Kooser’s column appears in hundreds of newspapers nationwide and enjoys a readership of 3,000,000. See the link here:  http://www.americanlifeinpoetry.org/columns/394.html

And the good news continues: THE AFTERLIVES OF TREES won the Nelson Poetry Book Award!

Date: August 3, 2012
Author: Judy Hyde

Review for Wyatt Townley’s THE AFTERLIVES OF TREES

A review of Wyatt Townley’s THE AFTERLIVES OF TREES ran recently in The Emporia Gazette.  Read the review here:  http://www.flyoverpeople.net/news/2012/07/31/the-afterlives-of-trees/.

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