Star Bright Books has purchased world rights to four of Heartlander S. J. Bushue’s bilingual picture book titles. Animal ABC bilingüe bilingual, a unique introduction to the ABCs, features animals whose names share a common beginning letter, regardless of language. Illustrated with the mosaic originality of Juan de Lascurain, this picture book’s planned release date is June, 2018. DINOSAURS COUNT encourages preschoolers to wiggle their toes and flap their arms along with some dinosaur pals. This multilingual picture book has been…
Read the SLJ starred review of Heartlander Bridget Heos’s new book BLOOD, BULLETS, AND BONES: http://www.slj.com/2016/10/reviews/books/blood-bullets-and-bones-the-story-of-forensic-science-from-sherlock-holmes-to-dna-by-bridget-heos-slj-review/#_ Congratulations, Bridget!
Wyatt Townley’s work has been read by Garrison Keillor on NPR, featured by Ted Kooser in his American Life in Poetry column, and published in journals ranging from The Paris Review to Newsweek. She won a Master Artist Fellowship in Poetry from the Kansas Arts Commission to complete her latest book of poems, The Afterlives of Trees (Woodley Press), selected as a Kansas Notable Book. Other books of poetry include The Breathing Field (Little, Brown) and Perfectly Normal (The Smith); books of nonfiction, Yoganetics: Be Fit, Healthy, and Relaxed One Breath at a…
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.
On February 19, Charlotte Adelsperger and Colleen Ryckert Cook talked about life as a writer at Mill Creek Elementary’s Author Illustrator Workshop. Charlotte talked with fourth graders about researching and writing about the Andrea Doria shipwreck. Colleen taught fifth graders different strategies for writing fiction and nonfiction. They joined local authors Connie Richards, Mary Anne Demeritt and Darlene Isaacson; Chris Koppenhaver of the Johnson County Library; artist Julanne Patric; Kansas City Star Food Editor Jill Silva; photographer Bill Spreadbury; computer animator Jesse Miguel;…
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!
Congratulations to Mary Schulte on her latest releases! Mary works as a photo editor and children’s book reviewer at The Kansas City Star and has nonfiction and fiction books published through Children’s Press/Scholastic, KidHaven Press, and Mason Crest.
Lisa Wade McCormick is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years experience as a newspaper reporter and investigative television producer. She’s worked for The Independence Examiner, The Greeley Tribune, and KCTV. Her stories have won numerous awards, including two Emmy’s and the I.R.E. Medal for outstanding investigative reporting.
Jane True has several non-fiction pieces published in journals or anthologies, including Exceptional Parent magazine and Advance Radiology Journal. She is the editor of the Mirror, a quarterly international publication supporting families affected by duplications of the 15th chromosome. She is currently working on her first major fiction manuscript, a YA novel titled My Skiing Sister.
Barb’s novel CROSSING THE TRACKS, is published by Margaret K. McElderry Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. Release date – July 6, 2010. She also has both fiction and non-fiction accepted for publication in CRICKET MAGAZINE. Barb is represented by Ginger Knowlton of Curtis Brown Ltd., a New York based literary agency representing writers since 1914. When not writing, Barbara is an art museum docent at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She lives in Kansas City with her family….