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February 2019 Good News!

February 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. This month we’re featuring books by 12 x 12 members released in February. All other good news was submitted before February 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 Leila Boukarim on the February 1, 2019 release of THE YUMMIEST CUPCAKE (Marshall Cavendish) (Click to Tweet)

The Yummiest Cupcake by Leila Boukarim banner

Congratulations to Vivian Kirkfield on the February 5, 2019 release of PIPPA’S PASSOVER PLATE (Holiday House) (Click to Tweet)

Pippas Passover Plate by Vivian Kirkfield banner

Congratulations to Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul on the February 5, 2019 release of I AM FARMER (Millbrook Press) (Click to Tweet)

I Am Farmer by Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul banner

Congratulations to Vivian Kirkfield on the February 15, 2019 release of FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN (Pomegranate) (Click to Tweet)

Four Otter Toboggan by Vivian Kirkfield banner

Congratulations to Laura Roettiger on the February 19, 2019 release of ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON (Eifrig Publishing) (Click to Tweet)

Aliana Reaches for the Mon by Laura Roettiger banner

Congratulations to Lindsay Leslie on the February 19, 2019 release of THIS BOOK IS SPINELESS (Page Street Kids) (Click to Tweet)

This Book is Spineless by Lindsay Leslie banner

Signed! Look who has an agent!

Helen Wu signed with Rebecca Angus of Golden Wheat Literary! Woohoo!

Helen Wu Agent signing

Lisa Riddiough signed with Jennifer Mattson of Andera Brown Literary Agency! Go YOU!

Lisa Riddiough Agent Signing


New Book Deals

Congratulations to Tina Shepardson on the sale of WALKOUT to Clear Fork Publishing/Spork! Hooray!

Tina Shepardson Book Deal

Congratulations to Ellen Rondina on the sale of I AM SAFE AND SOUND to Clear Fork Publishing! Awesome!

Ellen Rondina

Congratulations to Christine Evans on the sale of EMILY’S IDEA to Haven Iverson at Sounds True! Way to go!

Christine Evans book deal Emilys idea

Congratulations to Joana Pastro on the sale of LILLYBELLE, A DAMSEL NEVER IN DISTRESS to Jes Negrón at Kane Press/Starberry! You’re rockin’ now!

Joana Pastro Book Deal Lillybelle


Congratulations to Nancy Churnin on IRVING BERLIN, THE IMMIGRANT BOY WHO MADE AMERICA SING being chosen for the The Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People by the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children’s Book Council.

Nancy Churnin 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.

Not a member yet? Registration is open until February 28! Click here to join us for 2019.

This Post Has 5 Comments
  1. CONGRATULATIONS to all! I am so proud of you for making your picture book writing dreams come true this month! In addition to being a new 12×12 member (just three whole days!), I am a children’s librarian at a public library in northwest Tennessee. I will be delighted to add many of these titles to my list to order! Keep up the great work! Vanessa Cain

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