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Ford, Sue

Ford, Sue

Sue Ford has sold over 130 magazine pieces for children and adults. Sue writes for children under her maiden name, Susan Uhlig. She has been an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for 18 years. She also is an instructor for the Institute of Children’s Literature. Sue’s website susanuhlig.com has writing resources and recommendations of children’s books. She is currently marketing a tween novel.

SRO at Laura Manivong’s launch for Escaping the Tiger

SRO at Laura Manivong’s launch for Escaping the Tiger

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.

Celebrate Elizabeth C. Bunce’s ALA debut author award

Celebrate Elizabeth C. Bunce’s ALA debut author award

The Johnson County Library will host a reception for Elizabeth C. Bunce on Sunday, March 22 from 2  pm  to 4 pm at the Lackman Neighborhood Library. She’ll be honored for receiving the first ever American Library Association’s William C. Morris Award for her debut young adult novel, Curse Dark as Gold (Arthur A. Levine Books, March 208). Come listen to Elizabeth talk about Curse, enjoy refreshments and buy a copy of her amazing book.

Bunce Wins ALA’s YA Debut Award!

Bunce Wins ALA’s YA Debut Award!

Elizabeth C. Bunce’s  A CURSE DARK AS GOLD wins the American Library Association’s William C. Morris YA Debut Award. 2009 is the first year for this award, which honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. The work cited will illuminate the teen experience and enrich the lives of its readers through its excellence, demonstrated by: compelling, high quality writing and/or illustration; the integrity of the work…

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McArthur, Debra

McArthur, Debra

Debra McArthur grew up in Springfield, Missouri, where her high school experience included church activities, choir, drum and bugle corps, and the kind of drama and angst that make a person really glad to grow up. She earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and an M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. She has written eight nonfiction books for young readers. A Voice for Kanzas is Debra’s first novel.

Berenson, Sheila

Berenson, Sheila

Sheila is an author/illustrator and member of SCBWI. Her work has been recognized with various awards, including the Kimberly Colen Memorial Grant. She has been published in several children’s magazines and educational journals and is currently marketing a young adult historical novel.

True, Jane

True, Jane

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.

Stuber, Barb

Stuber, Barb

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….

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Stromberg, Ronica

Stromberg, Ronica

Ronica Stromberg is the author of five children’s books: two published and three under contract. The Time-for-bed Angel, a picture book, came out in 2008, published by Lion-Hudson of England. The book follows the humorous adventures of a guardian angel watching over a rambunctious, bedtime-avoiding boy. Ronica reads the story in day cares, preschools, and early education classrooms during story time or before naps. Her mystery for 10- to 14-year-olds, The Glass Inheritance, came out in 2001, published by Royal…

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Schuler, Judy

Schuler, Judy

Judy Schuler’s children’s book, Foxes for Kids, is now out of print, but still available on Amazon. She has published short stories and articles in magazines such as Scholastic Scope, Boys’ Quest, Grit, and Writers’ Journal. She currently does free-lance editing online. She currently does freelance editing from her website, www.editsonline.com.