What's New @RQLA

What's New @RQLA

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Shelley Ann Jackson

Shelley Ann Jackson

Shelley Ann Jackson loves books, animals, children, art, yoga, and baked goods, but not always at the same time. She holds a BFA in Communication Design from the University of North Texas, an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from The School of Visual Arts... read more

Stephani Martinell

Stephani Martinell Eaton

Stephani grew up in the suburbs of Washington DC where she spent most of her time thinking up stories and writing family newsletters to her out-of-town grandparents. Grandparents are a fantastic audience.... read more

Tanisia Tee Moore

Tanisia "Tee" Moore

Tee is the fiction author of After the Storm, an inspiring fiction tale of how life can be better after the storm. Tee Moore is the voice of African-American tales of redemption, restoration, and revelation. Tee is also a blogger, public speaker (TEDx Alum)... read more

Molly Golden

Molly Golden

Molly was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and spent much of her childhood building forts in her living room and getting muddy in the nearby creek. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.A. in English and enjoyed summers as a counselor... read more

Amy Harding

Amy Harding

Amy grew up lost in her own imagination (and found in the exact middle of her eight siblings). She somehow managed to find her way to many full bookshelves, eventually earning a B.A. in English. After studying a lot of Shakespeare... read more

Kellye Crocker

Kellye Crocker

Kellye writes books that celebrate smart and funny girls who discover the power of their voices. Raised in Ames, Iowa, a university town she was a pasty bookworm who saw the sun only when her mom ordered her outside... read more

Bookish Buzz

Every Body Shines: New YA Anthology

Anthology Title: Every Body Shines
Work Title: Goalie
Editor: Cassandra Newbould
Work Author: Monique Gray Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication: Spring, 2021

RQLA client Monique Gray Smith contributes her short story 'Goalie' to Every Body Shines, a YA anthology celebrating body diversity. 'Goalie' tells the story of a girl named Jac, who moves to a new town following her father's death. Disguised as a boy, Jac joins the hockey team where, finding acceptance, she begins to rediscover her sense of self.

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids

COVER REVEAL

Title: Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids
Editor: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Illustrator: Nicole Neidhardt
Revealed: June 8, 2020

An exciting upcoming MG anthology with contributions from clients Monique Gray Smith and Art Coulson.

Law and Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writers

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Title: Law & Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writers
Author: Jacqui Lipton
Release date: August 4, 2020
Publisher: University of California

Agent Jacqui Lipton's upcoming release about navigating the legal landscape of contemporary publishing is available to order! Use code 17M6662 at checkout for 30% off.

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Carlin Bear

ARTICLE: Carlin Bear Don't Walk on gratitude for 'life, love, companionship'

4/30/2020: Illustrator Carlin Bear (working on client Art Coulson's upcoming Reluctant Storyteller chapter book) talks isolation, inspiration, and creativity.

Excerpt: "For us artists, I have a saying and it is 'The game is good to those who put the work in and always give back, one way or another this life will always take care and provide for you. Trust the process, be thankful, positive, and always stay humble.'" -Carlin Bear

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Agent Lori Steel stands by to give feedback and take pitches for this year’s Toronto ‘How to get published’ workshop. 

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South Euclid, OH

Agent and author Jacqui Lipton discusses her upcoming release Law & Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writers. She’ll answer questions about the book and the publication process as well as talking about some of the nuts and bolts of the law related to the publishing industry for writers of all stripes: from freelance journalists to self-published authors to those publishing with traditional presses 

Agent and author Jacqui Lipton discusses her upcoming release Law & Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writers. She’ll answer questions about the book and the publication process as well as talking about some of the nuts and bolts of the law related to the publishing industry for writers of all stripes: from freelance journalists to self-published authors to those publishing with traditional presses 

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