2013 May Good News & Booksignings
We are pleased to announce that every finalist in the children's and YA categories for the Colorado book award is a member of SCBWI! Winners will be announced in June.
MONET PAINTS A DAY by Julie Danneberg
, THE SANDAL ARTIST, by Kathleen T. Pelley
, illustrated by Lois Rosio Sprague
, TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS by Jean Reidy.
KATERINA'S WISH by Jeannie Mobley
, MASON DIXON: BASKETBALL DISASTERS by Claudia Mills
, THE MARBLE QUEEN by Stephanie Blake
Young Adult Literature:
KISSING SHAKESPEARE by Pamela Mingle
, ROCK ON: A STORY OF GUITARS, GIGS, GIRLS AND A BROTHER (NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER) by Denise Vega
, SKINNY by Donna Cooner
Two finalists for the Colorado Authors' League Book Awards for Book-length Fiction Middle Grade/Young Adult are also RMC-SCBWI members: KISSING SHAKESPEARE by Pamela Mingle
and ROCK ON by Denise Vega
middle grade historical novel set in 1050AD, the Golden Age of Spain, IN THE GARDEN OF CALIPH (Tattord: Penguin), is now available.
has two new books coming out in June from Farrar, Straus & Girouz: KELSEY GREEN, READING QUEEN (first title in the Franklin School Friends chapter book series) and ZERO TOLERANCE (a seventh-grade girl faces mandatory expulsion for a knife brought to school in the wrong lunch).
Nancy Oswald announces the paperback version of her historical novel NOTHING HERE BUT STONES by Filter Press Books. NOTHING HERE BUT STONES won a Willa Award and was named a Notable Book for a Global Society. It is based on the Jewish Colony of Cotopaxi Colorado in the early 1880’s.
Kim Tomsic's picture book, THE ELEPHANTS CAME, about the friendship between a herd of elephants and the man who adopted them was sold to Melissa Manlove at Chronicle Children's, for publication in 2015, by Jennifer Rofe at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency (world).
Todd Tuell is happy to announce his debut picture book has been sold to Cecily Kaiser of Abrams Appleseed by Rubin Pfeffer of East West Literary Agency. NINJA NINJA NEVER STOP, a humorous ode to the household stalking, sneaking, and scheming of a young ninja, is scheduled for a Spring 2014 release.
Celebrate CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK (May 13-19) during two events featuring RMC-SCBWI authors and illustrators at Tattered Cover Book Stores!
Both events will offer great storytelling, wonderful authors and illustrators, and book giveaways!
Children's Book Week Middle Grade and Young Adult Author Panel
Thursday, May 16, 7:00p.m.
Donna Cooner, SKINNY
Emily Hainsworth, THROUGH TO YOU
Darby Karchut, FINN FINNEGAN
Jeannie Mobley, KATERINA’S WISH
Phyllis J. Perry, BOLD WOMEN IN COLORADO HISTORY
Authors will present their latest novels and participate in a panel Q&A. Young readers and writers are encouraged to attend!
Tattered Cover Colfax
2625 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Children's Book Week Grand Picture Book Story Time
Saturday, May 18, 10:30a.m.
Leslie Ann Clark, PEEPSQUEAK WANTS A FRIEND
Carmela LaVigna Coyle, DO SUPERHEROES HAVE TEDDY BEARS?
Julie Danneberg, MONET PAINTS A DAY
Claudia Cangilla McAdam, A, B, SEE COLORADO: AN ALPHABET BOOK OF THE CENTENNIAL STATE
Join picture book authors/ illustrators for a group picture book reading and signing!
Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch
9315 Dorchester Street
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Frances Bonney Jenner
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5-7 pm
Hearthfire Books of Evergreen
1254 Bergen Parkway Suite D 118
Evergreen, CO 80439
Frances Bonney Jenner will be sharing photos and travel tales of her research along the California Trail for her middle grade historical novel, PRAIRIE JOURNEY. She will be reading selected passages and signing books. Guests are invited to enjoy refreshments.
2013 April Good News & Booksignings
Julie Hedlund is pleased to announce she is now represented by Erzsi Deak of Hen & Ink Literary. www.juliehedlund.com
Hazel Karntz’s middle grade historical novel set in 1050AD, the Golden Age of Spain, IN THE GARDEN OF CALIPH (Tattord: Penguin), is now available.
Kathleen T. Pelley is pleased to announce that THE SANDAL ARTIST (illustrated by Lois Rosio Sprague) is a 2013 Storytelling World Award Honor book, and a Colorado Book Award Finalist. http://www.kathleenpelley.com/
Jean Reidy is pleased to announce the 3/5/13 release of her sixth picture book, ALL THROUGH MY TOWN (Bloomsbury) – a rhyming walking tour of a fun and vibrant community. The fresh modern art of Leo Timmers features hidden details and a perennial theme reminiscent of Richard Scarry. www.jeanreidy.com
April Wall has signed with Marisa Cleveland of the Seymour Agency. April writes middle grade books from fantasy adventure to contemporary.
Celebrate CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK during two events hosted by RMC-SCBWI authors and illustrators and Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver! Both events will offer great storytelling, wonderful authors, and book giveaways!
Thursday, May 16, 7:00p.m.
Tattered Cover Colfax
2625 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
Join middle grade and young adult authors Donna Cooner, Emily Hainsworth, Darby Karchut, Jeannie Mobley and Phyllis J. Perry for an author panel and presentation. They will present their latest novels and participate in a panel Q&A. Young readers and writers are encouraged to attend!
Saturday, May 18, 10:30a.m.
Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch
9315 Dorchester Street, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Join picture book authors/ illustrators Leslie Ann Clark, Carmela LaVigna Coyle, Julie Danneberg and Claudia Cangilla McAdam for a group picture book reading and signing. It will be a grand story time for all!
2013 March Good News & Booksignings
Julie Hedlund is pleased to announce her interJulie Hedlund is pleased to announce her interactive iPad storybook app, A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS, published by Little Bahalia Publishing, was published in the Apple iTunes store on February 16th. Young readers will learn many collective nouns used for animal groups. Little fingers will love touching the animals, hearing their calls, and seeing them react in charming and surprising ways. www.juliehedlund.com
Mariam MacGregor signed with literary agent Steven Chudney of The Chudney Agency based on her manuscript for a middle grade novel. Mariam has written four leadership curriculum books with Free Spirit Publishing. Her newest addition to the Everyday Leadership series, Building Everyday Leadership in All Kids: An Elementary Curriculum to promote Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success, launches on April 1st. http://mariammacgregor.blogspot.com/
Jean Reidy is thrilled to announce the 3/5/13 release of her sixth picture book, ALL THROUGH MY TOWN (Bloomsbury) – a rhyming walking tour of a fun and vibrant community. The fresh modern art of Leo Timmers features hidden details and a perennial theme reminiscent of Richard Scarry. www.jeanreidy.com
Mary Louise Sanchez was one of three recipients at the 2013 SCBWI winter conference for the inaugural On-the-Verge Emerging Voices Award. The award promotes publication for authors of underrepresented cultures and ethnic groups.
Saturday, March 16, 1:00 -3:00 pm
Barnes and Noble: Citadel
795 Citadel Drive East, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Darby Karchut will be signing her middle grade novel, FINN FINNEGAN (release date: March 12th from Spencer Hill Press). Temporary Celtic tattoos will be given out to one and all – just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!
Friday, March 18, 9:30 am
Riverwalk Center , Edwards, Colorado
Leslie Ann Clark will be reading and signing her new book, PEEPSQUEAK WANTS A FRIEND at the Bookworm. This fun little bookstore always has an activity for the children afterwards. It’s a beautiful drive in the mountains past Vail. Call ahead in case of bad weather. (970) 926-7323
Friday, April 26, 6:30-7:30 P.M.
Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch
9315 Dorchester Street, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Please join Jean Reidy for Family Fun Night. She'll be celebrating her newest book ALL THROUGH MY TOWN - a rhyming, walking tour of a fun and vibrant community reminiscent of Richard Scarry and featuring the fresh modern art of Leo Timmers. Bring your kids for reading, signing, games, treats and PRIZES!
2013 February Good News & Booksignings
's young adult suspense, HIDE & SEEK, was published in December 2012 by Corvallis Press. It is currently available on Kindle and will be published in print format in the Spring of 2013. www.kcfox.com
has illustrated the new board book THE FIRST EASTER DAY (written by Jill Roman Lord). Candy Press (an imprint of Ideals Publishing) will be releasing it February 1, 2013. What would it have been like to be present on Easter Day? This sweet board book with textures helps children imagine just that. Charmingly illustrated, this book is a great way to introduce children to the good news of Easter. Ages 2-5. www.michellehenninger.com
During February, 2013, Frances Bonney Jenner
is a featured author on Broomfield’s KCCB CABLE Channel 8’s OFF THE PAGE, a cable TV program highlighting Colorado authors. Frances shares insights about her new middle grade historical novel PRAIRIE JOURNEY. For viewing and archive information go to: http://broomfield.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=4
's non-fiction book THE GUARDIAN TEAM: ON THE JOB WITH RENA AND ROO, published by Boyds Mills Press in the fall of 2011, has been named the Book of the Year for 2013 by the American Farm Bureau Federation Foundation For Agriculture. www.paradisesheep.com
Thursday, February 7 – Saturday, February 9
Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 South Syracuse
Denver, CO 80237
The following RMC-SCBWI authors and illustrators will be representing our chapter and signing their books at the Colorado Council International Reading Association (CCIRA) conference this year. If you are attending the conference, please stop by to see them! Leslie Clark, Carmela LaVigna Coyle, Melanie Crowder, Julie Danneberg, Lindsay Eland, Ellen Javernick, Jeanne Kaufman, Claudia Cangilla McAdam, Pam Mingle, Jeannie Mobley, Ann Nagda, Linda Osmundson, Nancy Oswald, Marjorie Blain Parker, Kathleen Pelley, Jean Reidy, Donald Samson, Todd Tuell, Denise Vega, and Nicole Weaver
2013 January Good News
PEEPSQUEAK WANTS A FRIEND by Leslie Ann Clark, will be released by Harper Collins on January 22, 2013. www.leslieannclark.com
Jeannie Mobley's debut novel KATERINA'S WISH has been selected by BookPage as a Best Children's Book of 2012, and by the New York Public Library for their 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing list. www.jeanniemobley.com
Denise Vega's teen novel, ROCK ON, will be released in paperback with a new cover on January 15! She hopes to have some contests and giveaways surrounding the release. www.denisevega.com
2012 December Good News & Booksignings
Hilari Bell's first 4 novels are being re-released as ebooks! Look for SONGS OF POWER, NAVOHAR, A MATTER OF PROFIT & THE WIZARD TEST, wherever ebooks are sold. This is Hilari’s first flirtation with semi-self-publishing (she’s working with Courtney Literary) and she’s very excited to see where it leads. email@example.com
Announcing Carla J. Hanna's coming of age fiction Starlet Series. The first two novels, STARLET'S WEB and STARLET'S RUN, are now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. STARLET'S LIGHT will be available early 2013. Carla@carlajhanna.com
Jean Reidy's picture book, LIGHT UP THE NIGHT, was named a finalist for the 2012 Golden Duck Award for excellence in children's science fiction literature at Worldcon! www.jeanreidy.com
Nicole Weaver's trilingual children's picture book, MY SISTER IS MY BEST FRIEND has been awarded 2012 GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT, Female Audience by Children's Literary Classics. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, 2:00p.m.–4:00p.m. Illustrator Anna-Maria Crum
will talk about and sign copies of her picture book TALLIE’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SURPRISE A HOLIDAY WHODUNIT. Free candy canes and a coloring page will be given to attendees. Original art from the book will be on display. The Bookies, 4315 E. Mississippi Ave, Denver, Colorado
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 2:00p.m.--4:00p.m. Wendi Silvano
will be signing her newest picture book, TURKEY CLAUS, at Barnes and Noble in Grand Junction, CO.
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 12:00p.m.-2:00p.m. Natasha Wing
will be signing her holiday books, THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and THE NIGHT BEFORE NEW YEAR'S, at the book fair. She will also have select hardcover titles suitable for gift-giving. Barnes and Noble, Loveland Centerra Shopping Center Saturday, December 15, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 2, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Claudia Cangilla McAdam
will be signing all of her children's, middle grade, and YA books at the St. Thomas More Gift Shop, 8035 South Quebec Street, Centennial, CO 80012
Kerry Lee MacLean, author and illustrator of the PIGS OVER COLORADO series, the PEACEFUL PIG series, and the MOODY COW series, will be reading and signing two new books: PIGS OVER BOULDER 2 and MOODY COW LEARNS COMPASSION. Her first event will be this Wednesday, December 5th, at 6:30pm at the Boulder Bookstore, and the second event will be on Saturday, December 15th, 11am-1pm, at Rocky Mountain Kids in Boulder. Both events will include a reading and signing, as well as a free Pigs Over Boulder map poster to the first 100 people, and free Colorado Sky-Piggy balloons and handstamps for everyone!
Friday, December 7, 12:00 - 1:00p.m. Jean Reidy
will be signing books at the following bookstore event: Barnes & Noble Downtown Denver, 500 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 10:30a.m.-1:30p.m. Darby Karchut
will be signing/selling copies of her third book in the award-winning Griffin series, GRIFFIN'S STORM (Copper Square Press, December 2012) as well as GRIFFIN RISING , GRIFFIN'S FIRE, and MONEY & TEENS: SAVVY MONEY SKILLS (Copper Square Press, August 2012). Cheyenne Mountain High School Holiday Fair, 1200 Cresta Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Claudia Cangilla McAdam
and photographer John Fielder will be signing A, B, SEE COLORADO at the following times:
Saturday, December 8, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Tagawa Gardens, 7711 S. Parker Rd., Centennial, CO 80016
Saturday, December 8, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m., Compleat Gourmet, 7592 S. University Blvd., Centennial, CO 80122
Sunday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Costco, 4000 River Point Parkway, Sheridan, CO 80110
Sunday, December 9, 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m., Costco, 8686 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124
Sunday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m., Costco, 18414 Cottonwood Drive, Parker, CO 80134
Saturday, December 15, 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 4045 S. College Ave., Ft. Collins, CO 80525
Saturday, December 15, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., JAX Outdoor Gear, 1200 North College, Ft. Collins, CO 80524
2012 November Good News & Booksignings
NOVEMBER GOOD NEWS & BOOK SIGNINGS
Ceil Boyles received an offer of representation from Red Fox Literary agent Karen Grencik after they met at the 2012 RMC-SCBWI fall Letter and Lines Conference. Ms. Grencik will represent Ceil's
middle grade novel, CHANGING TIDES. email@example.com
Darby Karchut's novel, GRIFFIN RISING (Twilight Times Books, 2011), the first book in the Griffin series, was recently awarded the 2012 Gold Medal for YA Fantasy by Children's Literary Classics.
Hazel Krantz’s young adult novel, IN THE GARDEN OF THE CALIPH (Trafford Publishing), set in the Golden Age of Spain, 1050 ad will be out in November.
Marjorie Blain Parker's book, COLORFUL DREAMER: THE STORY OF ARTIST HENRI MATISSE, published by Dial Books For Young Readers (November, 2012) received a starred review
from Kirkus. http://www.marjorieblainparker.com/
Wendi Silvano’s newest picture book, TURKEY CLAUS, will be released November 1, 2012 by Amazon Children’s Publishing. This title is the sequel to the Children’s Choice Award winning
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Join members Hilari Bell, Claudia Cangilla McAdam, Pam Mingle and Denise Vega for conversation, book sales, and autographing at the Author Meet & Greet, Aurora Public Library, 14949 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 10:30a.m.–12:30p.m. Anna-Maria Crum will be at the Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch store with Elaine Pease signing their picture book TALLIE’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SURPRISE! A HOLIDAY WHODUNIT. There will be a craft and free giveaways including a raffle for a special T-shirt.
Saturday, November 24, 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m., 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Aspen Rain Holiday Gift Show to benefit Avon Walk for Cancer will include 70 vendors including a booth where Natasha Wing will be signing her NIGHT BEFORE books HOW TO RAISE A DINOSAUR, and JALAPEÑO BAGELS. Special sale price for GO TO BED, MONSTER! Embassy Suites - Loveland, CO
Friday, November 30, 2012, 6:30p.m.- 7:30p.m. Jean Reidy will be signing all her books - TOO PURPLEY!, TOO PICKLEY!, TOO PRINCESSY!, LIGHT UP THE NIGHT and her latest book TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS - at the Tattered Cover Family Fun Night. The event is titled Corners, Crowns, Creativity! Crafts, snacks and door prizes will be provided. Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch, 9315 Dorchester Street, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, 2:00p.m.–4:00p.m. Illustrator Anna-Maria Crum will talk about and sign copies of her picture book TALLIE’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SURPRISE A HOLIDAY WHODUNIT. Free candy canes and a coloring page will be given to attendees. Original art from the book will be on display. The Bookies, 4315 E. Mississippi Ave, Denver, Colorado
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 2:00p.m.--4:00p.m. Wendi Silvano will be signing her newest picture book, TURKEY CLAUS, at Barnes and Noble in Grand Junction, CO.
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 12:00p.m.-2:00p.m. Natasha Wing will be signing her holiday books, THE NIGHT BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and THE NIGHT BEFORE NEW YEAR'S, at the book fair. She will also have select hardcover titles suitable for gift-giving. Barnes and Noble, Loveland Centerra Shopping Center.
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 10:30a.m.-1:30p.m. Darby Karchut will be signing/selling copies of her third book in the award-winning Griffin series, GRIFFIN'S STORM (Copper Square Press, December 2012) as well as GRIFFIN RISING , GRIFFIN'S FIRE, and MONEY & TEENS: SAVVY MONEY SKILLS (Copper Square Press, August 2012). Cheyenne Mountain High School Holiday Fair, 1200 Cresta Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.
2012 October Good News & Booksignings
OCTOBER GOOD NEWS & BOOK SIGNINGS
Andariego Books has just published FOXY COMES HOME, a beautifully illustrated picture book for children aged three to twelve by Ashley Bridges. FOXY tells the story of a small dog who becomes lost during a terrifying thunderstorm and how she meets Lin, a young girl who was adopted from a different culture.
Anna-Maria Crum's (illustrator) latest picture book, TALLIE'S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SURPRISE!, was released on September 15th, by the Pelican Publishing Company. It's a fun holiday whodunit for kids.
Anna-Maria Crum's new app, ALIEN OLYMPICS (published August 2012), is listed as one of the top three highest rated apps on the Interactive Touch Books website.
Julie Hedlund is pleased to announce that her book, A TROOP IS A GROUP OF MONKEYS, will be published as an interactive iPad app by Little Bahalia Publishing in December, 2012. In rhyming couplets, TROOP reveals collective nouns for animals and a fact about each animal's behavior or habitat.
Teresa Travous Hull's first published book, LOVE'S COMPLETE: A RUSSIAN ADOPTION JOURNEY was published on August 20, 2012 by Westbow Press. The illustrated children's book written in rhyme paints the journey adoptive families go through in order to bring their Russian children home.
Frances Bonney Jenner's debut novel, PRAIRIE JOURNEY, was published by Irie Books on September 12, 2012. A middle-grade historical novel set in 1850, it tells the tale of young Savannah who struggles to survive the perils of the trail going west, only to discover an unexpected gift that changes everything.
Vivian Kirkfield, author of SHOW ME HOW! BUILD YOUR CHILD'S SELF-ESTEEM THROUGH READING, CRAFTING AND COOKING, has been invited to speak at the 2013 Asian Children's Writers and Illustrators Conference (part of the 3rd annual Asian Festival of Children's Content) in Singapore.
Donald Samson's fourth book, AT THE HOT GATES: AN ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAE was published by AWSNA Publications in September 2012. This historical fiction classroom reader, told from the point of view of a twelve year old, is a first hand account of the famed battle between 300 Spartans and the invading army of the Persians.
Jennifer Turner's book, MY NAME IS JAKE, was published in July by Peaks Press. It is available in both paperback and ebook on Amazon. This colorfully illustrated, rhyming picture book is for ages 2 and up.
Denise Vega is excited to announce the launch of her new website and blog! Same URL: www.denisevega.com Check her blog for writing prompts, tips, and more.
Sean Vogel’s CELTIC RUN (MB Publishing, May 2012), won Dan Poynter’s 2012 Global Ebook Award for Children’s Literature. CELTIC RUN features Jake McGreevy, a 14-year-old gadget whiz, who teams up with Zach, the class bully, in a clue-hunting chase across the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland in this coming-of-age novel.
Friday, October 5th, 7:00-9:00p.m.-- Emily Hainsworth will be speaking about and signing her debut YA novel, THROUGH TO YOU. Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch (9315 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129)
Saturday, October 6th, 1:00-3:00p.m. -- Carmela LaVigna Coyle will be signing all five titles in her DO PRINCESSES WEAR HIKING BOOTS? book series plus THANK YOU, AUNT TALLULAH! and her latest DO SUPER HEROES HAVE TEDDY BEARS? at Arapahoe County Library's author event: Teen and Children Author Open House. Stop by her table, and make a dashing super hero cape for your teddy bear, just like in her book! Or how about making a daisy crown... Smoky Hill Library (5430 S. Biscay Circle, Centennial, CO 80015)
Saturday, October 6th, 1:00-3:00p.m. -- Claudia Cangilla McAdam will be signing A, B, SEE COLORADO: AN ALPHABET BOOK OF THE CENTENNIAL STATE (John Fielder Publishing, August, 2012) and her other books. Smoky Hill Library (5430 S. Biscay Circle, Centennial, CO 80015)
Tuesday, October 16th. 4:00-6:00p.m. -- Frances Bonney Jenner will be reading and signing PRAIRIE JOURNEY, her debut novel published in September by Irie Books. Guests will be able to enjoy free refreshments and enter a drawing for signed copies of the bookBroomfield Auditorium Gallery, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library (3 Community Park Rd. Broomfield, Colorado 80020)
Saturday, October 20th, 6:00p.m. – Join authors Emily Hainsworth (Through to You), Donna Cooner (Skinny), Tiffany Schmidt (Send Me a Sign), and Brenna Yovanoff (The Curiosities) for a special evening celebration of Teen Reads Week. Boulder Book Store (1107 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302)
Sunday, October 28th , 8:00a.m.–2:00p.m. -- Claudia Cangilla McAdam will be signing A, B, SEE COLORADO: AN ALPHABET BOOK OF THE CENTENNIAL STATE (John Fielder Publishing, August, 2012) and her other books. St. Thomas More Church Gift Shop (8035 S. Quebec St., Centennial, CO 80112)
Saturday, November 3rd, 12:00-2:00p.m. -- Meet Sean Vogel, author of the award winning CELTIC RUN. Books will be available for purchase. Kerreen O’Connor (2595 West Alamo Avenue, Littleton, Colorado 80120)
2012 August & September Good News, Book Signings & Events
Marty Mokler Banks
has just published THE ADVENTURES OF TEMPEST & SERENA in both paperback and as an ebook. She heeded the sage advice of another RMC-SCBWI member, Anne MacFarlane, and used Amazon's CreateSpace self-publishing service. This suspenseful yet charming chapter book is for ages 7 and up.
Erin S. Gray
’s book, MOONSHINE MURDER, will be published in September 2012 by Treble Heart Books.
’s article “Boys and Books and Brown-paper Bags: Getting Boys into Middle School Books Clubs” appeared in the June 2012 issue of VOYA Magazine. Darby Karchut is the author of GRIFFIN RISING and GRIFFIN’S FIRE (both from Twilight Times Books) and FINN FINNEGAN (March 2013 from Spencer Hill Press).
’s novel, GRIFFIN’S FIRE (Twilight Times Books, April 2012), is a finalist for the 2012 Readers Favorite Award (YA category). GRIFFIN’S FIRE is the sequel to the award-winning GRIFFIN RISING (Twilight Times Books, 2011).
Claudia Cangilla McAdam
's newest book is A, B, SEE COLORADO AN ALPHABET BOOK OF THE CENTENNIAL STATE (John Fielder Publishing, August, 2012), her third collaboration with photographer Fielder. The book features an intro by Gov. John Hickenlooper, 26 nature photos with verse arranged A-Z, map, glossary, and suggested learning activities.
Eighteen year old debut author Stefan Bachmann's THE PECULIAR releases from HarperCollins on September 18, 2012. It has been honored with a starred review by Publishers Weekly and New York Times bestselling author Christopher Paolini says, "Bachmann’s prose is beautiful, and his story is swift, strong, and entertaining. Highly recommended." Bachmann is originally from Colorado, now lives in Zurich, Switzerland and is represented by local literary agent Sara Megibow
of Nelson Literary Agency.
's debut novel, KATERINA'S WISH was published by Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon and Schuster) August 28th. A middle-grade historical novel set in early 20th century Colorado, it has received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, and has made the Kids Indie Next List for Fall 2012.
’s book FINICKY, the 6th title in the alphabetical Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel Series, will be published in September by Bailiwick Press.
Kathleen T. Pelley
is pleased to announce that her picture book, RAJ THE BOOKSTORE TIGER, Charlesbridge 2011 won the Colorado Authors' League Award in Children's fiction, was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, is a nominee for the Cardozo Award in children's fiction, and it was also released in paperback in July 2012.
's picture book LIGHT UP THE NIGHT (Disney Hyperion - Illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Margaret Chodos-Irvine) has been selected by the Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington D.C. to represent Colorado this year in the Pavilions of the States.
Judith Robbins Rose
has signed with Sheldon Fogelman Agency in Manhattan, the first agency to specialize in children’s books. Sean McCarthy is working on final editing suggestions for Judy’s MG novel MISS, as she begins work on a YA novel, BURN, with writing coach Lori DeBoer of Boulder Writers Workshop.
2012 Creative Child Awards Program consisting of moms and educators has awarded Nicole Weaver's children's picture book , MY SISTER IS MY BEST FRIEND: A TRILINGUAL STORY, ENGLISH,FRENCH & SPANISH the 2012 PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD Kids Picture Storybooks category(published by Guardian Angel Publishing, November 2011).
Claudia Cangilla McAdam
Saturday, September 15, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
John Fielder's Colorado, 833 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
Claudia Cangilla McAdam and John Fielder will be hosting a Book Launch and Signing for their newest children's book collaboration, A, B, SEE COLORADO AN ALPHABET BOOK OF THE CENTENNIAL STATE. There will be a drawing for signed copies of the book and the opportunity for guests to enjoy free refreshments while touring the photo gallery.
Saturday, September 29
Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys, 111 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado
Karla Oceanak will be reading from and signing Finicky, the latest book in the Aldo Zelnick comic novel series for middle-grade readers, as well as the first five titles in the alphabetical series. Illustrator Kendra Spanjer will also be there. Following the signing is a free Create-a-Superhero workshop for kids!
DATE, LOCATION: April 7-13, 2013. Florence, Italy
Registration NOW OPEN
We will use the city that cradled the genius of Dante, Michelangelo and da Vinci as a classroom to experience a rebirth and renewal of our own. Whether you have been writing for years or are beginning, this retreat will electrify your writing and send you home with tools to keep the inspiration and energy flowing.
For cost and registration information see http://www.juliehedlund.com/writers-retreats/
is hosting Time Out For Teachers - FREE resources and Skype visits for the 2012-2013 school year. For all the details, please visit
http://www.jeanreidy.com/Time_Out_for_Teachers.html and spread the word to all your favorite teachers and librarians.
Author and Writer's Coach Teresa R. Funke
is posting new dates for her popular writing workshops, including her all-day That Book Inside You: How to Write It, Publish It, Sell it workshop for writers interested in writing for children or adults. The workshop includes lunch, snacks, and a That Book Inside You workbook valued at $39. Teresa will be offering shorter workshops on dialogue, fact into fiction, self-publishing, short stories and personal essays and more. Visit www.teresafunke.com/workshops to see dates and descriptions and view testimonials for Teresa's workshops.
LEE & LOW BOOKS NEW VOICES AWARD
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
Established in 2000, the New Voices Award encourages writers of color to submit their work to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing new talent. For details, visit: http://www.leeandlow.com/p/new_voices_award.mhtml
2012 June Good News, Book Signings & Events
Sherry Ficklin and Tyler Jolley's YA steampunk novel EXTRACTED (The Lost Imperials, Book 1), in which two siblings, unknowingly stolen from history, fight on opposing sides of a battle to control time and space, was sold to Kate Kaynak at Spencer Hill Press, in a nice deal, for publication in November 2013.
Twice each month Diane Kress Hower is sharing Colorado authors and illustrator's books on TV with KKCO, News 11, Morning Show Book Talks and Blog review. She is taking submissions from all RMC/SCBWI members. One book per author or illustrator. Will require one hard copy book and your postage. Details are at www.bookwisdombydiane.blogspot.com
Nancy Lee Mervar published her second book, Bully Goat to the Rescue, with the help of third to fifth grade students in local schools. During the last month, Dr. Mervar re-visited each of these schools so that students could see their finished product and recognize the value of the revision process.
Karla Oceanak’s book EGGHEAD, the 5th title in the alphabetical Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel Series, was published in May by Bailiwick Press. The series’ DIY art-o-biography journal, also by Oceanak, publishes in June.
Nancy Oswald’s middle grade historical fiction novel, RESCUE IN POVERTY GULCH, received First Place for the EVVY Awards sponsored the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association (CIPA). The same book received a Spur Finalist Award from Western Writers of America, and has been nominated for a Colorado Book Award. Filter Press Books, 2011.
Jean Reidy's picture book LIGHT UP THE NIGHT illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Margaret Chodos-Irvine (Disney Hyperion, 2011) was selected as afinalist for the Colorado Book Award, The Crystal Kite Member Choice Award and The Colorado Authors' League Award.
THE QUEEN OF WATER (Delacorte, 2011), by Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango, won the Americas Award Honorable Mention for a work that authentically and engagingly portrays Latin America. The YA novel-- based closely on Maria Virginia's childhood in Ecuador-- was also selected as a Skipping Stones Honor Book for International Literature. http://www.lauraresau.com/the-queen-of-water.html
Amy Kathleen Ryan is delighted to announce that book two in her SKY CHASERS series, SPARK, will be released July 17, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. Early ARC reviews agree that SPARK outshines GLOW, the first book, which was chosen by SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL as a Best Book of 2011.
Todd Tuell has recently relaunched his book blog at www.Books4Boyz.org. The site offers thoughts and resources to help parents and educators of and writers for boys to encourage young men to become avid, life-long readers. Included in the postings are podcast interviews with authors, publishers and educators including Bruce Coville, Adam Rex, Todd Mitchell and Denise Vega.
June 8, 2012, 6-7 P.M.
The Bookworm Bookstore, 295 Main Street C101, Edwards, CO
Jean will be reading and signing TOO PRINCESSY! along with other storytime activities.
Thursday, June 14, 3:00pm start
Old Firehouse Books, 232 Walnut St., Fort Collins, Colorado
Natasha will kick off this Father's Day event for kids with a reading of her new book, The Night Before Father's Day. Kids will then do an art project for dad with the guidance of Creative Specialist Stephie Morton. Book signing during the event. Say Happy Father's Day with a book and one-of-a-kind art!
Tuesday, June 19, 6-8 pm
The Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, CO
Gary Raham will join two fellow authors to present "A Tale of Three Authors. Each author will describe their personal and professional journeys in the creation of their latest books. Raham will take readers to a journey 70 million years into the past with his graphic story, "The Dinosaurs' Last Seashore" and his YA SF novel, "A Singular Prophecy." Meet authors and buy books for the grandkids! Light refreshments, including special muffins.
Friday, June 8, 10am-6-pm
309 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins
Aldo Zelnick World HQ Open House
Attention parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators and, most welcome of all, kids! Pop in for a tour of an author and illustrator's studio, hang out with Karla and Kendra, watch Kendra draw LIVE, start working on your own kid art-o-biography, and nibble on yummy treats. Free! Kids who attend will get a free sketchbook (while supplies last)! www.aldozelnick.com