Posted by: anitanolan | May 24, 2016

Adam Lehrhaupt & Ame Dyckman in Doylestown Tomorrow!

Last minute notice! Tomorrow night, May 25th, Adam Lehrhaupt and Ame Dyckman will be at Booktenders in Doylestown between 6:30-7:30. It’s a pizza party, you have to register in advance and space is limited, but there is an open signing from 7:30-9.

Wednesday evening, May 25, Pizza Party Q & A with ADAM LEHRHAUPT & AME DYCKMAN (They are good friends as well as good writers so be prepared for a fun session!)  Space is limited to 20 children so register by pre-purchasing one their books (good for up to 2 children in the same family) or buying a $10 (per child) Certificate to be used that evening. The session will be from 6:30 – 7:30.
      Fun guests, terrific books= a wonderful evening!
Booktenders’ Secret Garden Children’s Bookstore and Gallery, 42 E. State Street, Doylestown, PA 18902
Posted by: anitanolan | May 21, 2016

Reminder: E PA SCBWI Meet and Greet

Just a reminder that there will be an E PA SCBWI Meet and Greet on Monday.

Eastern PA members, Anita Nolan and Virginia Law Manning are hoping to meet children’s book authors and illustrators at a Bucks County Meet & Greet in Lahaska, PA on Monday May 23rd. Come join us for lively book chat, networking and beverages at Saxby’s Coffee in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska.

What:        Bucks County Meet & Greet

Where:      Saxby’s Coffee, 58 Peddler’s Village (Rte 263) in Lahaska, PA.

When:       Monday, May 23, 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM (more or less)

Why:         Casual conversation with some book-obsessed SCBWI members
Who:         Please contact me with questions.

No RSVPs necessary.

Posted by: anitanolan | May 9, 2016

Chicken in Space Book Signing in Doylestown

Local author Adam Lehrhaupt will be signing his latest book Chicken in Space, at the Doylestown Bookshop on May 28th at 10:00 AM.

Doylestown Bookshop Signing

 

 

Posted by: anitanolan | May 6, 2016

Editorial Moves

From Publisher’s Lunch:

Scher Foord has joined Scholastic as vp, creative for Scholastic.com, reporting to Dani Nadel. Foord was most recently executive director, UX and design at Condé Nast.

Simon & Schuster Children’s announced a number of recent promotions. Andrea Welch has been promoted to executive editor, Beach Lane Books, while Nicole Ellul moves up to associate editor, Simon Pulse. Emma Sector has been promoted to assistant editor at Aladdin, while Sarah Jane Abbott moves up to assistant editor, Paula Wiseman Books and Beach Lane Books.

Posted by: anitanolan | May 5, 2016

Eastern PA Meet and Greet Scheduled

Eastern PA SCBWI members, come join Virginia Law Manning and me for coffee and conversation:

Eastern PA members, Anita Nolan and Virginia Law Manning are hoping to meet children’s book authors and illustrators at a Bucks County Meet & Greet in Lahaska, PA on Monday May 23rd. Come join us for lively book chat, networking and beverages at Saxby’s Coffee in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska.

What:        Bucks County Meet & Greet

Where:      Saxby’s Coffee, 58 Peddler’s Village (Rte 263) in Lahaska, PA.

When:       Monday, May 23, 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM (more or less)

Why:         Casual conversation with some book-obsessed SCBWI members
Who:         Please contact me with questions.

No RSVPs necessary.

 

Posted by: anitanolan | May 4, 2016

Fall/Winter BuzzBooks

The Fall/Winter 2016 editions (adult and YA) of Buzz Books, is available for free at the moment. This is an excellent opportunity to read excerpts from some of the hottest titles coming out later this year.

http://buzz.publishersmarketplace.com/

 

Posted by: anitanolan | May 3, 2016

Thoughts from E PA SCBWI Retreat

I spent the past weekend at the Eastern PA SCBWI Retreat.

I heard several great speakers: Ame Dyckman, (picture book author, most recently Horrible Bear), Meg Medina, (YA author, most recently Burn, Baby, Burn), and Leila Sales, (Viking editor and author of several YA/MG novels, most recently Once was a Time).

They said several things that rang true:

Ame Dyckman: “Kid’s think it’s funny when they know something everyone else doesn’t,” and “Know your gap” (that period of time between when you were a child and an adult writing picture books when you weren’t reading them.)

Meg Medina: “It’s not till the end of the writing that you understand what you are trying to say,” and “Have an audience of one. Write for the child that you were.”

Leila Sales: “You shouldn’t be able to pull any scene from the book and have it still hold together,” and “The character must act to get what he wants.”

The retreat was at the Highlights Foundation, a long drive but great food and an accommodating staff.

As an added bonus, I got to spend time with my agent, Erzsi Deak of Hen&Ink Literary!

 

Posted by: anitanolan | April 22, 2016

New Agent Alert: Kelly Peterson at Corvisiero Literary

Kelly Peterson is a new agent at Corvisiero Literary.

From Guide to Literary Agents:

Kelly is seeking:

  • Middle Grade: Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-fi.

  • Young Adult: Fantasy (all sub genres of fantasy accepted), Steampunk, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Historical (19th century and earlier with strong heroines), Dystopian (hold the cyborgs, the scorch, and diseases, please), Sword and Sorcery, a very selective few for Contemporary Romance, and any combination of the above with strong, female main characters.

  • New Adult: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance (Cowboys, anyone? Sexy and somewhat geeky entrepreneur? Celebrity? Yes?), Historical Romance, or any combination of the above.

  • Adult Fiction: Fantasy, Romance.

Her truest passion is for YA Fantasy. More recently, Steampunk has quickly crept up the charts in her heart as well.

With books, there’s just something about strong female main characters holding their own against the world, in an environment that Kelly could never, in her wildest dreams, find herself living within. It tears at her heart and pulls at her soul, especially when the main character finds that she never needed another to complete her in the first place.

She is not seeking Nonfiction, Emotional Turmoil, Mystery/Crime, Children’s Picture Books.

Kelly Peterson

 

 

 

Posted by: anitanolan | April 14, 2016

Moves at Little, Brown

From Publisher’s Lunch:

Alaina Mauro has joined Little, Brown as publishing director, James Patterson. Previously she was a digital sales account manager at Penguin Children’s.

Daniella Valladares will join Little, Brown Children’s as assistant editor, brand, licensed, and media tie-in publishing. She was most recently an assistant editor at HarperCollins.

Posted by: anitanolan | April 13, 2016

Kids Can Press Announces New YA Imprint

From Yahoo:

Corus Entertainment’s Kids Can Press(KCP), the award-winning publisher of over 700 books for children, whose history spans over 40 years, announced today a new imprint, KCP Loft, which will focus entirely on Young Adult (YA) fiction and nonfiction, with respected editor Kate Egan at the helm as Editorial Director at Large.

Read the rest here.

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