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.
Family, friends and fans joined authors Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald to celebrate the release of Little Piano Girl. Reading Reptile played host to the event on February 13. Congratulations!
In August, Rosen Publishing released two new books written by Diane Bailey: High School Musicals: Scenery and Set Design and High School Musicals: Stage Management and Production.
In January 2010, Diane will have three more releases through Rosen: Tennessee: Past and Present; Venus and Serena Williams; and Great Moments at the World Cup. Her book Kansas: Past and Present will be out in August 2010. Congratulations, Diane!
The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC, have invited Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald to sign books at a celebration for the centennial of jazz great Mary Lou Williams’ birth.
The sisters’ labor of love, The Little Piano Girl, is illustrated by Giselle Potter and will be published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children in January 2010. Future signing include The Lincoln Center in New York City and the American Jazz Museum and the Plaza Library in Kansas City. The Reading Reptile will host a celebration in February.