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