CELEBRATIONS February 2023


As the end of winter draws closer and the first buds of spring start to shoot, let's take a look at what our creative members have to celebrate this month. 

A big congratulations to Clare Helen Welsh. Her hilarious picture book Wee? It Wasn't Me!, illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne, has been shortlisted for the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards 2023, (The Lollies). Well done and good luck! 

Wee? It Wasn't Me! is the second book in this fabulous series.

Congratulations also to Stuart White who released his debut novel Ghosts of Mars on 13th February. We wish this middle grade sci-fi, with a fabulous front cover by Jennifer Jamieson, every success. 

Ghosts of Mars was released on 13th February.

Finally, it was wonderful to hear that SCBWI member Sabrina Shah has been offered representation by Regina Bernard Carreno at Ladderbird Literary Agency. Sabrina was a WriteMentor Picture Book mentee 2022, awarded the 12 x12 Picture Book Challenge Scholarship 2022 and won The Golden Egg Award 2022 from The Golden Egg Academy. We can't wait to read your work, Sabrina!

Sabrina Shah has been offered agent representation

Tune in next month for more upcoming news of book deals, new releases and exciting new opportunities!

Agents, Awards or Good News?

Have you got good news to share? A new book? An offer of agent representation? An award? Don't be shy! Why not send an email over to production@britishscbwi.org together with a picture and any links so we can celebrate with you.  

*Header image: Tita Berredo 

Tracy Curran is Production Editor for Words & Pictures and enjoys writing picture books, young fiction and lower middle grade novels. Instagram, Little Cornish Writer @WriterCornish Facebook Writer Cornish

She also enjoys reviewing children's books on her blog The Breadcrumb Forest.

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