Monday, February 27, 2012

SCBWI SPRING MINGLE CONFERENCE 2012, ATLANTA GEORGIA


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 USA, Publishing House
Mary Kole, Associate Agent, Andrea Brown Literary
Kristin Daly Rens, Senior Editor, Balzer & Bray, an imprint of Harper Collins

Critique Faculty:
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.

18 comments:

My Journey With Candida said...

Congratulations to your wife for winning the GRAND PRIZE !!!

That is wonderful Anthony, I am so happy for both of you.

anthony stemke said...

MY JOURNEY WITH CANDIDA: Thank You, Kathy certainly deserves it. Good luck to you.

Joyce said...

That is fantastic! Congrats to your wife!

You should check out the A-Z challenge (link is on my sidebar)...you could definitely do 26 posts with all your fabulous recipes and pictures!

anthony stemke said...

JOYCE: Thanks Joyce. OK, I went and signed up for A-Z Challenge, wish me luck.

Al Penwasser said...

Congratulations to her! That's fantastic!

Ciara said...

Congratulations to your wife! Wow, I can't believe I live near Atlanta and didn't even know about this.

anthony stemke said...

AL PENWASSER: Thanks Al.

CIARA: Thank You for your well wishes.

Stephen Tremp said...

Kathy posted about her book on my blog last year ... http://stephentremp.blogspot.com/2011/06/spotlight-on-kathy-stemke.html

Best wishes to Kathy and the success of her book!

Uh oh, I see your word verification is on. I'm on a mission to rid the world of this evil and unnecessary nuisance. Please take a moment to visit my blog and click the How To Turn Off Your Word Verification tab.

Jean said...

I am so happy for your wonderful wife. cingratulations! She is as super as you are!

anthony stemke said...

STEPHEN TREMP: Thank You for all you've done.
Yeah, that word thing is a hassle enough, but to make it worse it is hard to read the letters.
I'll be right over, Thanks.

JEAN: Thanks for your sweet words.

anthony stemke said...

STEPHEN TREMP: I couldn't find the tab you mentioned but Kathy helped me fix it. It should be gone now. Thanks for mentioning it, I'm so ignorant I thought I had to put up with it.

kathy stemke said...

Thanks for all your well wishes. We had a wonderful time at the conference. My knees were shaking while I was speaking in front of all those writers!!

Just want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the most wonderful husband in all the UNIVERSE, Anthony Stemke!

Love,your BW, the educationtipster.

Susanne Drazic said...

Glad the conference went so well. CONGRATS to Kathy on winning the grand prize. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Anthony!

Joanna said...

Congratulations. I am sure you worked hard and deserved the prize.

anthony stemke said...

KATHY: Thank You darling, I love you more than you could know.

anthony stemke said...

SUSANNE DRAZIC: Thank You twice Susanne.

JOANNA: Thanks, Kathy did work very hard. She is working on a novel now.

Manzanita said...

Congratulations to Kathy on her new book and her award. The book sounds delightful.

anthony stemke said...

MANZANITA: Kathy thanks you very much, and we both wish you our best.

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