Bio to come
Jennifer Brown’s HATE LIST has been chosen for the American Library Association’s Great Stories Book Club, under the theme “Second Chances.” This program is targeted to underserved and at-risk teen populations in an attempt to reach them through books that take on subjects relevant to their lives. Read More Look for the paperback October 2010!
Author, columnist, All Around Good Guy…Jenifer Brown has been writing since, well, forever. Two-time winner of the Erma Bombeck Global Humor Award (2005 & 2006), humor columnist for The Kansas City Star (winning the Missouri Writer’s Guild 2008 Conference Award for Best Newspaper Column), and Saturday Featured Blogger for Mom2Mom KC, Jennifer has been out to prove since childhood that being a smart-ass can, indeed, be considered “making a living.” When not rolling her eyes and thinking up news ways…
Laura Huliska-Beith grew up in Omaha Nebraska, the oldest of five children. Her siblings and husband were the inspiration behind her first picture book, The Book of Bad Ideas (although she takes full credit for Bad Idea #143). Her parents, both avid readers (her mother, a teacher) were generous providers of paper, crayons, encouragement, support, and every craft media the 1970s offered. After graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute, Laura went on to work as an artist at Hallmark…
Please join Laura Manivong for the launch of her debut novel, ESCAPING THE TIGER. Reading Reptile in Brookside Saturday, March 6 from 6pm-8pm Please call for reservations at 816.753.0441 (from HarperCollins Children’s Books, ages 10+)
Celebrating the life of jazz legend Mary Lou Williams, with authors Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald, and live music from Mark Lowrey 2010 is the Centennial of Mary Lou Williams’ birth, and Reading Reptile will host an evening with Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald, co-authors of THE LITTLE PIANO GIRL, the newly released and beautifully illustrated picture book biography commemorating the life of Mary Lou Williams. -Saturday, February 13th, from 6 – 8 pm -Reservations requested: 816.7530441 -Copies available for…
Lisa Wade McCormick announces the release of four new non-fiction books with Capstone Press, all part of their Mysteries of Science series. And Lisa’s first story about The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation appears in the The Bark, now on newsstands. If you can’t find the magazine at your local book store, here’s a link: http://thebark.com/content/rescue-doubled
Congratulations are in order for Bridget Heos! Not only has Bridget secured representation with Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency, but Kelly has sold Bridget’s insect larvae parenting book to Carol Hinz at Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, in a three book deal. The following two books will have a similar theme but incorporating different animals. The first book is due out in the Spring of 2011.
Congratulations to Mary Schulte on her latest releases! Mary works as a photo editor and children’s book reviewer at The Kansas City Star and has nonfiction and fiction books published through Children’s Press/Scholastic, KidHaven Press, and Mason Crest.
I’ve blogged about how I targeted agents by keeping a detailed reading list and focusing on agents who repped novels that I could relate to my own work (targeting agents). Here is my actual query letter with my commentary in bold: