Over two hundred children’s book writers, illustrators, publishers and agents gathered at the Marriot Century Hotel in Atlanta this past weekend for workshops, book launches and networking in this field.
Kathy Stemke launched her children’s book: “Sh Sh Sh, Let the Baby Sleep”, a charming, witty tale of a young boy protecting his brand new sister while taking her for a walk and encountering and overcoming various crises; thanks to wearing his “superhero” black glasses. Miss Stemke garnered some laughter and applause in the middle of her launch statement when she described some of the humorous narrative in the gorgeously illustrated (by Jack Foster) story.
The keynote Speaker was: Kirby Larson, 2007 Newbery Honor book, HATTIE BIG SKY
At the event were:
Greg Ferguson, Senior Editor of Egmont
, Publishing House USA
Mary Kole, Associate Agent, Andrea Brown Literary
Kristin Daly Rens, Senior Editor, Balzer & Bray, an imprint of Harper Collins
Dianne Hamilton, OnStage Publishing
Jessica Alexander, Peachtree Publishing
Peggy “PJ” Shaw, Wren Cottage Editing
My spouse, the beautiful, award -winning Education Tipster, won the Grand Prize of over 40 children’s’ books, from picture books through YA. Miss Kathy will donate them to libraries in Habersham and Stephens counties, Georgia.