Celebrate with Wisconsin Writers for Children

Wisconsinites who write for children recently  announced their good news for September on the Society for Children Writers and Illustrators’ Wisconsin chapter listserv.

Madison writer and author of Janis Joplin’s biography Rise Up Singing Ann Angel has a new book out. Adopted Like Me, My Book of  Adopted Heroes, debuted on Sept. 28. Ann blogged about how this book came about on the Children’s Literature Network. Here’s the link to her post: http://www.childrensliteraturenetwork.org/magazine/just-launched/2013/09/adopted-like-me/

Sandy Brehl’s debut book, Odin’s Promise, will be published by Crickhollow imprint, Crispin, early in 2014. Odin’s Promise is a middle grade (ages 8-12) historical fiction set in Norway in WWII.  You can read more about it at http://www.sandybrehl.com/.
Illustrator Michael Kress-Russick’s mural of an anamorphic rendering of a giant beanstalk is now on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Kohl gallery for kids.
Pat Schmatz, author of Mrs. Estronsky and the UFO, Circle the Truth, Mousetraps and Blue Fish, has an essay in the anthology, Break These Rules, by writers of middle-grade and young-adult fare. Proceeds from book sales are to be donated to the Children’s Defense Fund.
Andrea Skyberg’s book Squircle won a Moonbeam Spirit Award
Emily Kokie will be participating in an event as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival. On Saturday, October 19, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., she and Nick Podehl, the narrator of the audiobook of her YA novel  Personal Effects, will be discussing about how to present difficult topics to teens, the various aspects of authorship, and how different voices make a book more interesting with a side-by-side reading from Personal Effects.
More about and for Wisconsin writers is at http://www.wiswriters.org
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