Posted by: anitanolan | October 4, 2013

Congratulations to Betsy Devany!!

Many of you might know Betsy Devany, who, although she lives in Connecticut, often makes the trip to NJ SCBWI events.

I’m so happy to learn that she has sold her first picture book, Smelly Baby.

From Publishers Weekly:

Christy Ottaviano of Christy Ottaviano Books at Henry Holt has acquired Smelly Baby, a picture book debut by Betsy Devany to be illustrated by Christopher Denise. Everybody thinks Smelly Baby is gross, but she is beloved by Lucy. No one understands how amazing Smelly Baby is – or so Lucy thinks until Smelly Baby is ripped from the family car. Publication is scheduled for spring 2016; Emily van Beek at Folio Literary Management did the deal on behalf of both Devany and Denise.


  1. Congratulations Betsy! Can’t wait to add SMELLY BABY to my shelf.

  2. Woo-hoo! Congratulations Betsy! That’s wonderful news.

  3. Yaaaaay, Betsy!!!!

  4. Thanks, everyone! And THANK YOU, Anita, for sharing my exciting news!

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