Member News — December 2019

Member News is a new monthly feature on the EasternPennPoints blog. We hope to celebrate our members’ good news and help spread the word far and wide. Send us your children’s-book-related news—book deals, releases, awards, author or illustrator events (signings, launch parties, appearances), etc. If you’d like your news to be included in next month’s column, please e-mail Laura Parnum at before January 20.

Here’s some exciting news from members in our region this month:



Kell Andrews has a book contract with Tilbury House Publishers for her picture book This or That: A book About Decisions, which will release in 2021. Here’s what the book is about: Alexander Levine hates making choices, but not making up his mind means he usually misses out. For his birthday, he has a plan for a day without choices, but that turns out to be a big mistake.


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Eric Bell will be leading an eight-week novel writing workshop this winter in Norristown, PA. The workshop will include discussions on craft and publishing, freewriting opportunities with prompts and feedback, and workshop-style critiques. For more information about the workshop, e-mail

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