Society of
Children's Book Writers
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April 2020 Member Good News

Our members have been busy receiving kudos, having books published, winning awards, and more!

Read all the latest and greatest here…

Olivia Chadha’s YA debut RISE OF THE RED HAND, a smuggler and the hacker son of a politician battle the technocratic government of futuristic South Asia ravaged by climate change acquired by Sarah Guan at Erewhon, in a nice deal, two-book deal, by Eric Smith at P.S. Literary Agency (world).


The cover of Samantha Cohoe’s debut YA historical fantasy A GOLDEN FURY (Wednesday Books, October 13th 2020) was revealed. Click here to see the cover.


Rachel Delaney Craft’s YA novel AMERICAN WITCH won the 2020 Pikes Peak Writers Zebulon contest, and her YA short story “Black Crocodile” appeared in Issue 041 of Luna Station Quarterly (available for free here).


Our Sunday Visitor has purchased Beckoning, a YA Biblical historical fiction novel by Claudia Cangilla McAdam. Through meditation on Scripture, a modern-day teen’s search for the source of her father’s miraculous healing places her in Jerusalem where she imagines herself to be the daughter of the centurion who crucifies Jesus.


Laura Perdew’s book, BIODIVERSITY: EXPLORE THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE ON EARTH (Nomad Press, 2019) is one of the Booklist editors’ Top 10 Books on the Environment & Sustainability for Youth 2020. Available for free shipping from Nomad Press through April!


Nancy D. Riley finished 4th out of ~150 entries, in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny writing contest. Contest rules: for ages 0-12, no more than 214 words, about Valentine’s Day in some way, and show someone or something being curious. Read the winning entries here.