There's nothing like celebrating great books from friends and former students. Wahoo!! So here goes starting with former students with many congratulations for all.
So delighted to see April Chu get the recognition that she deserves. I also love saying "I told you so!". Both of these are awesome books.
Also thrilled to see Miranda Paul doing so brilliantly winning awards and accolades as well! Didn't need to say "I told you so!" to Miranda. She'd already been published before she came to us. Miranda teaches our awesome Get Your Grammar Groove course, which is about so much more than grammar and contributes to The Craft and Business of Writing Picture Books as well as the Blogateers blog!
Yay to the wonderful Jannie Ho, who was already published when she came to us but who has now generously contributed to our Craft and Business of Illustrating Children's Books Course. Pauline T'so was published ages ago but just had Whispers of the Wolf come out, which she both wrote and Illustrated beautifully. She really is a master of light and shadow. Lea Lyon is another wonderful former student creating books that that have depth and meaning to help make a better world.
And then there's fabulous Deborah Underwood who was a student ages ago had THREE books come out this year. All very fun and super smart. Way to go Deborah!! Finally, I want to share about two former students whose books were published in 2014 but who won major awards in 2015!
So many wonderful books came out this year. In my next post, I plan on sharing more fabulous books from friends and course contributors!! Being an author or illustrator is generally not a lucrative business. So, please buy these books if you can.
I'd love to hear what you think of these along with your suggestions of favorite books from 2015 as well!
12/22/2015 01:54:50 am
What a scrumptious selection!
12/24/2015 07:14:51 am
Thank you for commenting Justine xox I love this book too. Deborah is one funny and smart lady.
12/23/2015 11:15:55 am
What a luscious legacy for a terrific teacher!
12/24/2015 07:16:21 am
PJ - you are a joy. Thank you. Can't wait to celebrate one of your books here :)
12/23/2015 06:57:31 pm
Wow, so many colorful and unique book covers. Looking at them is almost like being in Willie Wonka's chocolate factory. That's the way reading should be, alluring, interesting, and fun.
12/24/2015 07:18:23 am
Jean - thank you for commenting. Yes I LOVE these books (and my students). So happy to have had you in our courses and would love to feature you one day. Just keep working your craft and submitting.
12/24/2015 06:30:10 am
12/24/2015 07:20:31 am
Deb, thank you for commenting. Yes these books make awesome gifts including for yourself Tee Hee. Can't wait to do an intensive up in Portland with you. Maybe in 2016? You rock Deb and so happy to be part of your creative publishing journey.
12/24/2015 07:48:18 am
Congrats, Mira, on your courses, and congrats to all your ex-students! What an impressive line up. Happy New Year to you.
12/27/2015 10:37:49 am
Thank you Sylvia. And huge congratulations to you too on your publishing success and kidlit411.com love that site! Xox
12/27/2015 06:48:35 am
Again, this shows why you are the right lady, that has the right program to work with. I'm going to enjoy looking up these books on my next trip to the bookstore. Thank you, Mira for sharing so much.
12/27/2015 10:39:46 am
Thank you Kay. It was awesome getting to spend time with you at our picture book retreat! Xox
It's a new year, and that means we can reflect on all the books that were published this past year. I've recently been asked to write a blog post about books from recent students and friends that I've edited and/or published. Here's the list of some of my favorite authors and books that came out in 2015.
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We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with awesome multi-published former student Shirin Shamsi who will be focusing on Muslim and cultural kidlit.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature STEM, STEAM & SEL obsessed author Kourtney LaFavre sharing delightfully dorky, quirky, and fun info.
And 5th Mondays we'll be taking a break