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May 2019 Good News!

May 2019 Good News!

Welcome to the monthly digest of all the great “goings-on” of 12 x 12 members. Congratulations to everyone for their achievements. There is so much to celebrate! This month we’re featuring books by 12 x 12 members released in May! All other good news was submitted before May 1st. Be sure to have your good news submitted by the 1st of the month for inclusion in that month’s Good News Post. A link to the Good News form can be found under Important Announcements in the 12 x 12 forum. On to the celebration! Be sure to click on the links to tweet and share the good news around the web!

Book Birthdays

Congratulations to Vivian Kirkfield on the May 1, 2019 release of SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books)!(Click to Tweet)

Sweet Dreams Sarah by Vivian Kirkfiled banner

Congratulations to Emma Bland Smith on the May 14, 2019 release of TO LIVE ON AN ISLAND (Little Bigfoot)! (Click to Tweet)

To Live on an Island by Emma Bland Smith

Congratulations to Shirin Shamsi on the May 17, 2019 release of LAILA AND THE SANDS OF TIME  (Spork)! (Click to Tweet)

Laila and the Sands of Time by Rinda Beach

Congratulations to Lindsay Leslie on the May 21, 2019 release of NOVA THE STAR EATER (Page Street Kids) (Click to Tweet)

Nova the Star Eater by Lindsay Leslie banner


Signed! Look who has an agent!

Alexandra Hinrichs signed with Stephen Fraser of Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency! Woohoo! Alexandra Hinrichs SIGNED

Ellen Leventhal signed with Mary Cummings of Betsy Amster Literary! Way to go! Ellen Leventhal SIGNED

Kristin Wauson signed with Adria Goetz of Martin Literary Management! Congrats! Kristin Wauson SIGNED

Kate Allen Fox signed with Mary Cummings of Betsy Amster Literary! Congrats! Kate Allen Fox

Mary K. Stone signed with Ginger Knowlton of Curtis Brown, Ltd.! Look at you go! Mary K Stone SIGNED

Sue Safianoff signed with Christa Heschke of McIntosch and Otis! Huzzah! Sue Safianoff SIGNED

New Book Deals

Congratulations to Donna Cangelosi on the sale of FRED’S BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD to Charlotte Wenger at Page Street! Hooray! Donna Cangelosi annoucement

Congratulations to Gabi Snyder on the sale of TWO DOGS ON A TRIKE to Meredith Mundy at Abrams/Appleseed! Awesome! Gabi Snyder TWO DOGS ANNOUNCE

Congratulations to Lisa Katzenberger on the sale of NATIONAL REGULAR AVERAGE ORDINARY DAY to Renee Hooker at Penguin Workshop! Way to go! Lisa Katzenberger NATIONAL ORDINARY DAY Contract

Congratulations to Vicky Fang on the sale of LAYLA AND THE BOTS to Rachel Matson at Scholastic! Go YOU! Vicky Fang Announcement


Congratulations to Andrea Torrey Balsara on THE NIGHTINGALE’S SONG winning a SILVER Nautilus Book Award!

Andrea Torrey Balsara Award


Congratulations to Britta Esmail on RAINA’S (UN)HAPPY BIRTHDAY winning a Reader Views Literary Award!

Britta Esmail Award


Congratulations to Rebekah Lowell on being awarded The Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for THE ROAD AFTER!

Rebekah Lowell Award


Congratulations to all our members on seeing their hard work pay off! We are so proud of you! 12 x 12 members, if you have good news about a new book, agent signings, book deal, or writing award, share it with us. You’ll find the link to the Good News form in the Important Announcement section of the forum.

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