Member Success Stories - April 2024

Created April 19, 2024 by Tanja Bauerle


As an Arizona Member, do you have any exciting publishing news that you would like to share? Please email your good news to, by the 1st of the month to be considered for inclusion in that month's bulletin. Success stories that are included in the bulletin will be shared in our news feed by the end of the month.

Congratulations, Harshita Jerath, on the continued success of your books.

  • THE LEAPING LADDOO has been licensed by Mattel for their Caribu app. The Caribu app allows an adult and a child to be on a video call and read a book together.
  • COOLER THAN LEMONADE is a top pick on the Kansas NEA Reading Circle list.

School library-media specialists across the state use this catalog as a respected, dependable tool for evaluating and selecting new reading material for purchase. Additionally, educators and librarians from many other states request printed copies or access this recommended list.

Both these books are March babies so this good news is perfect to celebrate their birthdays.

To learn more about Harshita and her books visit her website:


Congratulations, Lori Alexander, on your latest picture book release.

How did the Joshua Tree National Park in California come to be? Meet Minerva Hoyt, an artist, activist, and environmentalist, whose determination saved the desert and helped to create the park, in this STEAM picture book illustrated by Jenn Ely. 

To learn more about Lori and her books including her latest picture book CACTUS QUEEN, illustrated by Jenn Ely and published by Calkins Creek, visit her website:


Congratulations, Beth Lewis, on your book's success.

Beth's book, The Boy Who Burped, was awarded the Gold 1st place book in the 6-8 year-old category for 2023 for the Wishing Shelf Book Award. This program is a UK-based non-profit organization that uses real readers to judge the books. This means, kids were the judges...not book professionals.

To learn more about Beth and her books visit her website:


Congratulations, Mark Redmond, on the release of your new book.

On March 15, 2024, Mark launched the second book in his Box M Gang series, The Box M Gang and the Army

In 1876, five siblings on an Arizona Territory ranch have to hide the fact they're orphans. If the authorities discover their secret, the Martin children will be removed from the Box M Ranch and placed in an orphanage in Tucson. The secret is safe with fifteen-year-old Ruth, fourteen-year-old Thad, and twelve-year-old Sarah; but can ten-year-old Bart and eight-year-old Billy keep it? To make matters worse, the Martins have made a commitment that they won't lie to Sheriff Packard or any other people who visit the ranch and wonder where the adult Martins are. These five siblings are about to have their faith and their courage tested as they've never been tested before!

To learn more about Mark and his books please visit:


Join Dianne White to celebrate her new books.

Join Dianne White at Changing Hands Tempe, 6428 S. McClintock Dr, Tempe, on April 20th at 10:30 am for a Story Time to launch her newest books: 

Finding Grateful It's Your Time To Shine

For more information about Dianne's book, visit her website: