True or False? There’s always good news to share in EPA, by Virginia Law Manning

TRUE! In fact, here’s some more inspiring stories from our chapter!

In 2017, our talented authors and illustrators signed contracts of representation and for new book deals.

TRUE! Just ask EPA member Patricia Kreiser who is now represented by Liza Fleissig of the Liza Royce Agency, LLC.

Or our former EPA illustrator coordinator Adrienne Wright whose debut non-fiction picture book HECTOR ON JUNE 16 will be published by Page Street Books in 2019.

Last year, EPA members sold stories and art to children’s magazines.

TRUE! In addition to illustrating a reader for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and a picture book for Penguin Random House, David Bucs illustrated two articles for Highlights magazine. Holy Smokes, Batman!

Our members published titles embracing multicultural themes.

TRUE! Sherri Maret’s book THE CLOUD ARTIST: A CHOCTAW TALE (RoadRunner Press, 9/17) is a Multicultural Book Day book. Don’t forget to celebrate on January 27th!

The Cloud Artist (1)

Last year, EPA illustrators brought back the dinosaurs.

TRUE! In October, RoseVallee Creations published DINOSAURS LIVING IN MY HAIR 2 written by Jayne Rose-Vallee and illustrated by EPA’s own Anni Matsick! In addition, Lightswitch Learning published THE BOY WHO OPENED OUR EYES written by Elaine Sussman, illustrated by Anni Matsick (2/2017). 

Some book creators just don’t know when to quit.

TRUE! Adam Lehrhaupt had five books released in 2017. FIVE! including:

  • I DON’T DRAW, I COLOR! illustrated by Felicita Sala (Paula Wiseman Books, 3/17)

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  • CHICKEN IN SCHOOL illustrated by Shahar Kober (HarperCollins, 6/17)

chicken in school

  • WORD PLAY illustrated by Jared Chapman (Arthur A. Levine Books, 7/17)


  • THIS IS A GOOD STORY illustrated by Magali Le Huche (Paula Wiseman Books, 9/17)


  • CHICKEN IN MITTENS illustrated by Shahar Kober (HarperCollins, 10/17)

chicken in mittens

As you can see, our members are full of fantastic surprises! I hope you’ll share news of your achievements with our team. Illustrators, please send   announcements to Virginia Law Manning at Authors can send their news to ARA Lindsay Bandy at






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4 Responses to True or False? There’s always good news to share in EPA, by Virginia Law Manning

  1. Absolutely, positively FANTASTIC!! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

  2. Becky Scharnhorst says:

    I love hearing all the great news coming from our chapter! Congratulations to all!

  3. Kristen C.S. says:

    I love hearing that so many of my friends and acquaintances through EPA are finding their success. Cheers to all! =)

  4. Thank you for leaving comments! I couldn’t agree more! It’s a definite adrenaline boost to learn about everyone’s success!

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