I’m thrilled to welcome two Austin/VCFA authors with debut middle grade novels. I met Jacquetta Nammar Feldman at an intensive at The Writing Barn, and Sean Petrie and I were Vermont College of Fine Arts students at the same time. It’s very exciting when passages you’ve read in a workshop become a published book!
Candy’s book is The Stars Beckoned: Edward White’s Amazing Walk in Space,
Today we’re chatting with Austin author and Vermont College MFA alumnx Cate Berry about her new picture book Chicken Break, illustrated by Charlotte Alder (Feiwel & Friends, 2019) and her creative marketing efforts to promote the book.
Congratulations on the release of Chicken Break!
Lucia DiStefano‘s debut novel,
By Traci Sorell
Publishers Weekly described it as “…a buoyantly subversive antibedtime tale,” and I couldn’t agree more.
Boston Globe-Hornbook Awards for Excellence in Children’s Literature: “Winners are selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. Two Honor Books may be named in each category.”
The National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s Literature from The New Yorker. Peek: “…a novel in verse about a twelve-year-old soccer nut,
The Writers’ League of Texas calls for entries for its Teddy Book Awards in the “long works” and “short works” categories. The awards “were established to honor outstanding published books written by Writers’ League of Texas members.”
The entry fee is $25 per submission. Books published between Jan. 1, 2006 and Dec. 31, 2006 are eligible.