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!
Here’s the New York Times Sunday book review of MUSTACHE BABY, a new picture book by Heartlander Bridget Heos:
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!
Jenn Bailey is thrilled to confirm that she is now represented by Minju Chang and Kendra Marcus of Bookstop Literary. http://www.bookstopliterary.
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!”
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.
Today Rosen Publishing released three more titles from Heartlander writers: Kansas Past and Present by Diane Bailey, Colorado Past and Present by Bridget Heos, and Kentucky Past and Present by Colleen Ryckert Cook.
This is Diane’s ninth book with Rosen. Her next two titles will be out January 2011. Bridget has nine books with Rosen as well. This is Colleen’s first book with Rosen. The company will release two more titles by her in January 2011.