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!
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!
A CURSE DARK AS GOLD by Heartlander Elizabeth C. Bunce is on YALSA’s 2016 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults list! Congratulations, Elizabeth!
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
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,…
Hearty congratulations to Heartlander Barb Stuber for winning the 2015 American Association of University Women’s Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award for her novel GIRL IN REVERSE!
Congratulations to HWKT author Lisha Cauthen! Lisha is the winner of the 2015 SCBWI Missouri YA Mentorship with author Jennifer Brown.
Happy to share that Barb Stuber’s Girl in Reverse is an NPR Best Book of 2014! Congratulations, Barb! Here’s the link: http://apps.npr.org/best-books-2014/
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 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.