The Weekly 411 (10/1/21)
|© Heather Brockman Lee
Oct. 1, 2021 vol. 40
We are excited to feature author Michelle Quach and her debut YA/rom-com Not Here to Be Liked (Katherine Tegen Books), out now. Enter to win a copy!
|cover art © Fevik
We are excited to host a giveaway for Amara's Farm by Janay Brown-Wood, illustrated by Samara Hardy (Peachtree Publishing), out now. Enter to win a copy in the Rafflecopter below.
About the book: A young girl searches for pumpkins on her farm in this joyful celebration of cool-weather fruits and vegetables, from the new Where in the Garden? series.
About the author: JaNay Brown-Wood grew up with a passion for writing and drafted her first series of unpublished picture books in the second grade. After earning a BA in Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles, an MA in Child Development from California State University Sacramento, and a PhD in Education from University of California Davis, JaNay still loves storytelling! Her first book, Imani’s Moon, was a NAESP Children’s Book of the Year and a Reading Is Fundamental Multicultural Book Pick. She lives with her family in California.
About the illustrator: Samara Hardy has always loved to draw. Unfortunately for her parents, this was often on their walls and furniture…with her mother’s lipstick. Realizing she might make a career out of this, she graduated with a degree in Illustration from Falmouth University and has since illustrated all kinds of wonderful things from picture books to reusable bags. She spends her days scribbling away and drawing by the sea in England.
We are pleased to give away a copy of You Might Be Special, by Kerri Kokias, illustrated by Marcus Cutler (Kids Can Press), out on Oct. 5. Enter to win a copy in the Rafflecopter below!
Do you ever feel like you're different from everyone else? Like there's no one quite like you? Then you might be special! Take this quiz to find out!
About the Author: Peggy Wirgau is a Michigan native and now lives in Delray Beach, Florida. She loves true stories from the past and writes through the eyes of ordinary people in history who faced extraordinary challenges and became heroes. Peggy has written for several magazines and contributed to Why? Titanic Moments. Her debut novel, The Stars in April, is based on the story of twelve-year-old Titanic survivor Ruth Becker. She is a member of ACFW, SCBWI, and Florida Writers Association.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
- What: apply for one of 16 mentorships with award-winning book creators (PB text, illustration, MG, YA)
- Who is eligible: children's writers or illustrators from diverse backgrounds
- When to apply: Oct 1-31, 2021
- What: submit a kid lit poem or story under 200 words based on a photo prompt
- Who: un-agented writers
- Prizes: critiques and other goodies from authors & agents
- What: a Twitter pitch party for middle grade or younger graphic novel manuscripts
- Who: un-agented writers or illustrators
- Prize: editor or agent interest