Our members have been busy receiving kudos, having books published, winning awards, and more!
Read all the latest and greatest here…
LIZZIE DEMANDS A SEAT by Beth Anderson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis, is a finalist for the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award from the Jane Addams Peace Association.
Co-author, Nancy Bo Flood with the illustrator, Jonathan Nelson, Navajo, are delighted that First Laugh, Welcome Baby! is featured in Jambo Books #jambobooks article in Atlanta Magazine this month. Jambo Books sends subscribers a few books each month that feature a child of color.
The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson read Lauren Kerstein’s latest book ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE SAY GOOD NIGHT (Two Lions/Illustrated by Nate Wragg) on Storytime with Fergie and Friends. You can watch her rollicking read here.
Jennie MacDonald’s one-act Victorian dark comedy, “A Merry Widow or Two,” has been published by London publisher Scripts for Stage and features a unique role for a young actress.
Jean Reidy is excited to announce that Sylvie Frank at S&S/Wiseman has acquired world rights to her picture book Grand Day to be illustrated by Samantha Cotterill. The book is a tribute to grandparents and grandkids and the fun they have when they’re together. Publication is planned for fall 2022.
Casey Rislov’s board book, LOVE, is inspired by the much-loved and well-known passage from the Bible (1 Corinthians 13:4–8). LOVE is a timely and soothing book for the littlest listeners. A perfect story to cuddle up together in the sweet embrace of gentle words and heartwarming illustrations.
Natasha Wing’s latest Night Before book is The Night Before the Wedding (Grosset & Dunlap) coming out January 2021.
GOLDEN PEN AWARDS
Congratulations to this year’s winner of the Golden Pen Award, Rachel Jensen! Rachel’s gripping young adult novel Black Lake received near-perfect scores in character, motivation, and overall writing craft.
We would also like to congratulate this year’s runner-up: E.E. Duncan and her fantastic picture book biography I Am the Boss of Me! Rattlesnake Kate Earns Her Name. Beth’s manuscript received high marks from our judges in motivation, voice/language, and character.
Past and present finalists and winners of the Golden Pen award can be found here.