Happy Friday All!! We're busting with Good News today!!!
First up The Golden Kites have been announced and it's Good News and Happy times for our Region!!!
Golden Kites Winners:
* The 2012 Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration goes to "BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY" by Melissa Sweet (Houghton Mifflin)- Melissa will be a keynote speaker at our annual conference in April!
* There are also four 2012 Golden Kite Honor Recipients: For Non-Fiction, "MYSTERIOUS BONES: THE STORY OF KENNEWICK MAN" by Katherine Kirkpatrick, Illustrated by Emma Stevenson (Holiday House)- Congratulations Katherine!!
And from today's firstname.lastname@example.org:
SMELLS LIKE DOG author Suzanne Selfors's THE IMAGINARY VETERINARY, a chapter book series in which a string of unusual events -- from finding a lost dragon hatchling to tracking an escaped sasquatch -- leads ten-year-olds to become apprentices to a veterinarian for imaginary creatures, to Julie Scheina at Little, Brown Children's, in a three-book deal, for publication starting in Spring 2013, by Michael Bourret at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (World). Woohoo for Suzanne!!
Congratulations to our fellow SCBWI WWA members!! Thanks to Laurie for being the Good News messenger!!