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Congratulations to Roderick Townley!

Congratulations to Roderick Townley!

Heartlander Roderick Townley’s novel, A BITTER MAGIC, has been selected to represent Kansas at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. this September. The State Librarian of Kansas, Jo Budler, writes, “I could not think of a better work for this honor!” Wonderful news! Congratulations, Roderick!

Congratulations to Jenn Bailey!

Congratulations to Jenn Bailey!

Good news for Heartlander Jenn Bailey! Jenn won the Candlewick Scholarship for her Picture Book, PLINK! It was found worthy by a committee of Candlewick editors to receive a cash award and Right of First Refusal. Congratulations for a well-deserved honor, Jenn!

Congratulations go out to Tessa Elwood!

Congratulations go out to Tessa Elwood!

Congratulations to Heartlander Tessa Elwood – her debut YA novel, INHERIT THE STARS (Running Press Kids), is on the Winter Indie Next list! http://www.bookweb.org/news/winter-2015%E2%80%932016-kids%E2%80%99-indie-next-list-preview

Roderick Townley’s A BITTER MAGIC is ready to launch!

Roderick Townley’s A BITTER MAGIC is ready to launch!

  Reviews have started coming in for Heartlander Roderick Townley’s newest middle-grade novel A BITTER MAGIC!   • “Plenty of magic, a touch of romance, and an appealing heroine.” – Kirkus Reviews • “A magical adventure with a fascinating setting that will please most middle graders looking for spooky fantasy.” – School Library Journal • “Cisley is an immensely likable heroine who will attract readers.” – Booklist   Come celebrate with Roderick at one of these upcoming events: 1. KC LAUNCH PARTY: Saturday,…

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Congratulations x 2 to Anola Pickett!

Congratulations x 2 to Anola Pickett!

Congratulations to Anola Pickett! Anola won MOSCBWI’s fall conference scholarship contest for her story KATE’S OCEAN GARDEN. The conference theme is Seeds of Success. Anola also received word that THE PRIVATE WARS OF G. P. CALLAHAN has been awarded a letter of merit in SCBWI’s 2014 Work-in-Progress grant competition.  

Congratulations x 2! Good news for Ann Ingalls & Sue Gallion!

Congratulations x 2! Good news for Ann Ingalls & Sue Gallion!

Congratulations to two Heartlanders! Ann Ingalls announces two projects picked up by Schoolwide: 1. Thomas Garrett, Friend of Freedom (an Underground Railroad story) by Ann Ingalls 2. Tip and Tucker: Gone Missing! (a story about hamster friends, lost and found at school). Ann co-authored this title with good friend and writing critique partner, Sue Lowell Gallion.