This week’s roundup includes four editors, an art director, and three literary agents, plus great news for more of my SCBWI Blueboard friends!
In this exciting full-color series, Gordon Blue transforms into Kung Pow Chicken, an avian superhero who fights crime in the city of Fowladelphia. The first book, LET’S GET CRACKING! kicks off when Gordon’s birdy senses lead him to a festival. Suddenly, POOF! Feathers fill the air and shivering naked chickens are everywhere. Why have all these chickens lost their feathers? Forced to wear woolly sweaters, the city itches for a hero. Kung Pow Chicken hops into his Beakmobile to save the day!
In book two, BOK! BOK! BOOM! Gordon Blue’s mom drags him to a night at the opera. The show turns fowl though when its star singer, Honey Comb, is chicknapped! The evil Dr. Screech plans to turn the singer’s super-high voice into a supersonic weapon. It’s up to Kung Pow Chicken to rescue Honey!
Local Author Events
JULY 28, THURSDAY, 11:00 AM: SHANALEE SHARBONEAU, CHILDREN’S AUTHOR
JULY 26, 6:30-8:30 PM: HWG SUMMER SERIES
Trini Mendenhall, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston
Workshop: Finding Selling Venues For Your Print Books with Andrea Barbosa.
COST: $10 per session to Houston Writers Guild members/$30 per session to nonmembers; Or $50 members for all 6 sessions/$150 nonmembers for all 6 sessions
Book festivals can be worthwhile endeavors, but you have to be well prepared and willing to stretch and grow. In this informational session, HWG’s Author Events Director Andrea Barbosa will talk about how to find selling venues for your print books, how to work at a book festival, how to sell, display, and market your books during events, and how to conduct book signing events.
AUGUST 1, MONDAY, 7:00 PM: SCBWI HOUSTON: MTG & WORKSHOP
Author Dana Wright will discuss the marketing advantages of writing in more than one genre.
Happy Book Birthday!
Prominent SCBWI Blueboard member and former moderator Diana Murray has a new picture book out today! This is her second for 2016. Stay tuned, her next one comes out next month!
Illustrated by Heather Ross
Published by Katherine Tegen Books /HarperCollins
Diana is represented by Brianne Johnson at Writers House
Grimelda’s house may not be tidy, but it’s cozy, and that’s just the way she likes it. She also likes pickle pie. There’s only one problem—she can’t find the main ingredient in her messy house! Readers who enjoyed Norman Bridwell’s classic The Witch Next Door will love this funny, charming story about the everyday life of a witch.
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Editors, Art Directors & Agents @ Conferences
OCTOBER 7-9: EXPLORE YOUR STORYBOOK WORLD, DES MOINES, IA
ART DIRECTOR: Jim Hoover/Viking Children’s Books
EDITORS: Karl Jones/Penguin Young Readers Group, Kathleen Merz/Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
AGENT: Christa Heschke/McIntosh and Otis
NOVEMBER 11-12: SCBWI-NEW MEXICO HANDSPRINGS, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
EDITORS: Wendy McClure/Albert Whitman, Victoria Rock/Chronicle Books
AGENT: Tracey Adams/Adams Literary
NOVEMBER 10-13: COMPLETE PICTURE BOOK WORKSHOP: CONSTRUCTION, DECONSTRUCTION, AND EVOLUTION OF PICTURE BOOK DRAFTING AND CREATING, AUSTIN, TX
AGENT: Tricia Lawrence/EMLA
EDITOR: Ariel Richardson/ Chronicle
AUTHOR: Jill Esbaum