CELEBRATIONS November 2017

We love bringing you SCBWI-BI good news! Charlotte Comley shares some SCBWI success stories worth celebrating this month!



Elizabeth Ezra's debut children's book, a middle-grade novel Ruby McCracken: Tragic Without Magic, came on the 19th of October, published by Floris Books.

Coo Clayton's debut, Maggie's Mittens, published by Black & White, was released on October 11th. It's a Scottish-themed story about Maggie, a young girl who really doesn't like wearing her mittens. Coo’s book is beautifully illustrated by Alison Soye.

You can find out more about Maggie’s adventures here:
Illustrator Alison Soye is on instagram:

B B Taylor had two books out in October. The first is the second in her Murphy and the Monsters Series, Murphy and the Monster's Itch which launched on 21st October at Waterstones in Birmingham. The second celebration shout-out for B B Taylor for is her first chapter book, Tales of Nibiru Volume One: Z.I.R.M  launched at Write Blend Bookshop in Liverpool on the 28th October.

Wonderful news from Anya Kuvarzina, an illustrator whose debut illustrated picture book came out on the 10th October, written by Ricardo Alegria Jr., published by Pow!Kids, an imprint of Random House.

Make a Face is an interactive, concept-driven picture book that shows how different facial expressions connect with different emotions by pairing them with corresponding animals who "come to life" as children make different faces on cue.

Links: www.treesforanya.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treesforanya/

Illustrator Emma Graham is excited to announce Symphony Hollow published by Spork which is released 7th November. Written by US author Jessica Reino, it is a tale of beautiful meadows, charming animals and a musical competition like no other.

Jill Calder has illustrated The Picture Atlas, published by Bloomsbury on 21 September. With stunning illustrations and astounding facts, this gorgeous book, written by Simon Holland, explores the world continent by continent through nature, culture, history and more.

Shelley Miller has sent this pic of the Woking launch of her book Dragons in the Looking Glass.

And here's Barbara Henderson at the launch of her new book Punch in Inverness Waterstones!

Kylie Holmes, in spite of the challenge of dyslexia, celebrated the publication of her book, There’s No Such thing as Monsters by Silverwood Books on the 30th October.



Words & Pictures very own Illustration Editor, John Shelley is beyond thrilled and amazed to have been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Well done, John! We're so proud of you!

Peter Bunzl is delighted to announce that his second book Moonlocket - the sequel to his debut Cogheart - has been nominated for the Books Are My Bag Readers Award.

The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards are one of a kind. They're the only book awards with shortlists curated by bookshops - and the only major awards voted for by booklovers. Peter says, "Moonlocket is up for the Middle Grade Category against some amazing books by many writers who I truly admire and I am honoured to be nominated along with them."

It’s an amazingly strong list. So if you LOVED the book, (or any of the others!) please go and VOTE FOR IT HERE. There are book tokens up for grabs too.

SCBWI-BI member Vicky McFarland has made it to the longlist of the Literacy Trust’s short story prize.

Congratulations to all the SCBWI-BI members nominated for 2018's CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals. You can see the complete list of nominations here.


And More!

A double celebration shout-out to Julie Abrams-Humphries, aka Jools Abrams. She’s just been made Writer in Residence at the amazing Talliston House in Great Dunmow. The Writer in Residence at Talliston involves running a masterclass and a series of workshops over the course of a year, which are linked to the house and its themes, and Jools will have the opportunity to stay in the house and write, inspired by the rooms and the cornucopia of objects within. It's a privately owned house that has been transformed over a number of years into a fascinating setting where each room has a date and theme.

More info can be found here:
Talliston House and Gardens

The second massive piece of good news for Jools is that she was one of the winners of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize!

Lizbeth Martin-Lopez Crawford is pleased to announce that she’s signed with agent Leon Husock of Lori Perkins Literary Agency, NYC. Lizbeth writes ‘I’m super pleased I can finally announce it to the world! SCWBI has been a great support, definitely one of the best things I’ve done was join last year.’

Rachel Burge is excited to announce that she has been taken on by Amber Caraveo at Skylark Literary.

Celebrate with Words & Pictures! 

Do you have a new book out? Have you signed with an agent? Have you won a prize?  If you'd like us to include your good news in next month's Celebrations page, send the details, including a picture of yourself and/or your book along with any links you'd like us to include to celebrations@britishscbwi.org

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That is quite a bunch of celebrations! Well done, everyone!


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