Swing by Blue Valley Library to meet Heartlander and debut author Laura Manivong, Emmy-winning producer at FOX 4 TV. She’ll talk about her critically acclaimed new novel, ESCAPING THE TIGER, from HarperCollins Children’s Books. The story is based loosely on her husband’s family, all Johnson County residents, who escaped from Communist Laos in the mid ’80s. After spending time in Thailand’s Na Pho refugee camp, they immigrated to Kansas City in 1989 under political asylum and became United States…
The masses were out to celebrate with Laura Manivong and her young adult debut Escaping the Tiger. Reading Reptile managed to pack in about 250 family, friends and fans last night and sold every last one of Laura’s books. But don’t fret! You can call the store and order one! (816) 753-0441. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures of the night.
Please join Laura Manivong for the launch of her debut novel, ESCAPING THE TIGER. Reading Reptile in Brookside Saturday, March 6 from 6pm-8pm Please call for reservations at 816.753.0441 (from HarperCollins Children’s Books, ages 10+)
I’ve blogged about how I targeted agents by keeping a detailed reading list and focusing on agents who repped novels that I could relate to my own work (targeting agents). Here is my actual query letter with my commentary in bold:
Jon Bard, managing editor with Children’s Book Insider, featured a KidLit Central interview with Laura Manivong on his vlog. He chose it specifically because of Laura’s excellent elevator pitch. Check it out here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIWTgwF2b7E Congratulations Laura and KidLit Central!