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April 2021 Member Good News

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

Read all the latest and greatest here…

Rachel Bithell is pleased to have a narrative nonfiction article and an infographic published in the March 2021 issue of Muse as well as an experiment scheduled for the May issue.

The cover for Tasha Christensen’s upcoming debut, AS YOU WERE, was revealed on the book blog Tea Time Lit. AS YOU WERE is a YA romance about a drum major competing against her ex for a prize that would save her struggling band program. Click here to see it!

Lisa Kaniut Cobb is excited to announce that her new book, The Netahs, Into the Wilderness, has been given a full page in the Coming Soon section in her publisher’s catalog. The YA fantasy is set in Colorado and will be available in May. For more information, click here.

 Alice Feagan’s authorial debut, The Collectors, will be released by Kids Can Press on May 4th. The story follows two brave and clever girls who head into the forest in search of something extraordinary to complete their collection of natural wonders.

 PERFECT FOR THE SKIN YOU’RE IN is Ali Jensen’s second children’s book. This beautiful picture book is a heartwarming story that reminds us we are all perfect the way we are…each of us is unique…and each of us has special gifts that need to be shared with the world!

 Claudia Cangilla McAdam has inked a two-book deal with Ascension Press. Her faith-based picture books, THE REAL PRESENTS PRESENCE and LOUIE’S LENT will be published in fall 2021 and spring 2022, respectively. Visit her website here.

 Heather Mateus Sappenfield’s contemporary middle grade novel The River Between Hearts will release on February 1, 2022 with Fitzroy Books. For more information, click here.

 Ginger Summers has published her first picture book BLUNDERING FISHHOOKS. with Dorrance Publishing Company. It came out March 2021. The inspiration for this wacky story came from a photograph of Ginger’s mother and her two grandsons proudly showing off their first fish that they had caught.

 Natasha Wing’s The Night Before Summer Vacation Activity Book (Grosset & Dunlap) will be released May 4, 2021. It includes activities, stickers and a pop-out shell.

 Award-winning author, Carrie Brown-Wolf launched a Patreon page, leading journaling workshops for all ages. Journal Juice promises to activate your creativity. Click here for more information.