Heartlander Jenn Bailey joins Angelella Editorial!

Heartlander Jenn Bailey joins Angelella Editorial!

Heartlander Jenn Bailey has joined Angelella Editorial! Jenn has been a professional editor and writer for the last 10 years and has her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and her B.S. in Film/Screenwriting from Boston University. Jenn’s first picture book, A Friend for Henry, will debut in February 2019. She received the Candlewick Picture Book award for Plink! in 2016 and the Flying Pig Humor Award for her novel, Once, in…

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The Nonfiction Writers Intensive (NWI)

The Nonfiction Writers Intensive (NWI)

Craft a Picture Book Biography Concept to submission-ready manuscript Online program   Event: Nonfiction Writers Intensive (NWI) 16-week online program via Zoom video communications, Canvas learning management, and Slack collaboration and chat systems Participants will be given access, instruction, and support for use of these tools. Dates: Thursday evenings, January 17, 2019 – May 9, 2019 Times: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST Cost:   $320  (scholarships available; email nwi@park.edu to inquire) Instructors: Jenn Bailey and Tessa Elwood Class Size: 20 Number of Sessions: Sixteen…

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Congratulations to Traci McClellan-Sorell!

Congratulations to Traci McClellan-Sorell!

Traci McClellan-Sorell is an SCBWI 2018 Book Launch Award Winner! Traci is the author of We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga (Charlesbridge). Her picture book explores contemporary Cherokee culture, and the spirit of gratitude the community experiences during each of the four seasons. https://www.scbwi.org/2018-book-launch-award-winners/

Book launch for Traci Sorell!

Book launch for Traci Sorell!

Heartlander Traci Sorell will have her KC area launch event for We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, her debut picture book, on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the brand new Monticello branch of Johnson County Public Library in Shawnee, KS. Books will be available for purchase. https://www.jocolibrary.org/events/when-women-speak-meet-author-traci-sorell

Nonfiction Writers Intensive: Tell the Untold Story

Nonfiction Writers Intensive: Tell the Untold Story

Park University is excited to launch the Nonfiction Writers Intensive (NWI) workshop series in collaboration with The Little Fig. NWI’s goal is to build a collection of stories that showcase subjects of cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and gender diversity. Open to authors worldwide, whether they are published or not, this 16-week-long intensive enables each author to be successful in creating a nonfiction picture book—from concept to submission-ready completion. The January 2019 NWI focuses on creating picture book biographies that depict noteworthy…

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Alastair Heim’s upcoming events

Alastair Heim’s upcoming events

Heartlander Alastair Heim has two events coming up over the next two weeks, the first in St. Louis, and the second in Kansas City. Here are the details: The Novel Neighbor (St. Louis) – Saturday, August 18th, 2018 from 4:00-5:30… https://thenovelneighbor.com/event/childrens-author-alastair-heim-the-great-puppy-invasion/ Story Time in the Village (Prairie Village Shops) – Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 from 10:00-11:30… https://shawneemissionpost.com/2018/04/19/introducing-story-time-in-the-village-70853

Congratulations to Elizabeth C. Bunce!

Congratulations to Elizabeth C. Bunce!

Elise Howard of Algonquin Young Readers has acquired a middle grade mystery series by Elizabeth C. Bunce, beginning with PREMEDITATED MYRTLE, in a four-book pre-empt. Pitched as Miss Fisher or Flavia de Luce for tweens, the series follows an irrepressible 12-year-old protagonist and her adventures in Victorian criminology, and will launch in Spring 2020. Bunce was the inaugural winner of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award for A CURSE DARK AS GOLD. This is her first foray into middle…

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Congratulations to Sherry Bushue!

Congratulations to Sherry Bushue!

Star Bright Books has purchased world rights to four of Heartlander S. J. Bushue’s bilingual picture book titles. Animal ABC bilingüe bilingual, a unique introduction to the ABCs, features animals whose names share a common beginning letter, regardless of language. Illustrated with the mosaic originality of Juan de Lascurain, this picture book’s planned release date is June, 2018. DINOSAURS COUNT encourages preschoolers to wiggle their toes and flap their arms along with some dinosaur pals. This multilingual picture book has been…

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Congratulations, Sue Lowell Gallion and Ann Ingalls!

Congratulations, Sue Lowell Gallion and Ann Ingalls!

Congratulations to Heartlanders Sue Lowell Gallion and Ann Ingalls! 😊   Barb McNally at Sleeping Bear has bought world rights to Ann Ingalls and Sue Lowell Gallion’s Tip and Tucker early reader series, the story of two very different hamster friends: one bold and adventurous, the other timid and cautious. But everything changes as the two friends venture out into the larger world at Berrybrook School. Andre Ceolin will illustrate. Book one is planned for March 2019, and book two…

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