Children’s Writers’ Good News

Pat Schmatz, whose book Mousetraps won the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ 2008  Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, in 2008, has signed a contract with Candlewick for her YA novel Lizard Radio to Candlewick.  No release date yet.

Janis Joplin:Rise Up Singing author Ann Angel has a special interest in the soon-to-be-issued Janis Joplin Forever Stamp. Ann served as a consultant to the U.S. Postal Service on the creation of the stamp. Ann received the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ 2010 Kingery/Derleth Book-Length Nonfiction Award for her book.

Upcoming events for Len Mormino’s recently published Daddy’s Macaroni, will include book readings, music, macaroni and cheese (of course), and noodle art. Details are at www.lenmor

Sue Berg Koch’s article,  ‘Now You See It, Soon You Won’t,’ appeared in Odyssey magazine last month and has been described as, “Perfect content for STEM learning. The magazine cover is pictured in a FB post, which can be seen here:

Congrats to all. To see other CWW contest winners for past years, please go to and click on Awards.


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