Congratulations to Heartlander Alastair Heim! Alastair’s picture book LOVE YOU, TOO, to be illustrated by Alisa Coburn, is a read-together book in which a dad and child move through their day, finishing each other’s sentences, to Sonali Fry at Little Bee Books, by Kelly Sonnack of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency for the author (world).
Congratulations to HWKT’s Bridget Heos! Announced this week! For Disney-Hyperion, Stephanie Lurie acquired world rights to QUEEN DOG, a picture book by Bridget Brewster Heos. Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Inc. represented Heos (Mustache Baby). The book, set for winter 2017, is about a pampered canine who must deal with a new baby in his family. Alejandro O’Kif, who was represented by Justin Rucker at Shannon Associates, is illustrating. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/book-deals/article/65390-book-deals-week-of-january-26-2015.html
Congratulations to HWKT’s Tessa Elwood! Here’s the scoop from Publishers Weekly: Running Press Gets ‘Hungry’ With Elwood Tessa Elwood sold Hunger, Heart, Fuel, Nation to Lisa Cheng at Running Press. Cheng took world rights, in a two-book deal, to the YA novel from Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider. Marini said the novel is a “space Regency,” calling it “Game of Thrones in space.” In the novel, a girl takes her sister’s place “in an arranged political marriage between two intergalactic royal houses.” Marini added that the stakes are…
This just in: Sue Gallion’s PUG & PIG: TRICK OR TREAT, a companion to PUG & PIG that involves ill-fitting Halloween costumes and lots of mud; illustrated by Joyce Wan, to Andrea Welch at Beach Lane Books, for publication in Summer 2017, by Karen Grencik of Red Fox Literary representing Gallion and Teresa Kietlinski at Prospect Agency representing Wan (world). Congratulations, Sue!
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!
Kate Carpenter graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Since then, she has resided in Washington, Idaho and Nebraska before returning to Missouri, where she lives with her husband and their ridiculous dog, Hardy. She is currently working on a middle grade novel. Website: katecarpenterwrites.com
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.