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Literary agent, Olswanger Literary LLC; specializes in PB, MG, adult nonfiction; tweets about her clients and her books SHLEMIEL CROOKS and GREENHORN
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Anna Olswanger Jan 20
DEAD MAX COMIX has launched! Author-illustrator appeared at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond, WA, where he shared doggie treats, Max's urn, drawing tips, and the story behind his graphic novel. Here's Dana at the launch with friend and author Laurie Ann Thompson.
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Anna Olswanger Jan 20
From the review in of TYPEWRITER by author-illustrator : "Simple language, the detached yet tender narrative voice, and wonderfully stylized, almost jazzlike illustrations in muted colors give this story its charm":
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Anna Olswanger Jan 20
Congratulations to Amanda Hall and ! Their picture book OUT OF THIS WORLD: THE SURREAL ART OF LEONORA CARRINGTON appears in Elizabeth Bird's "31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Unique Biographies" in the School Library Journal blog:
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Anna Olswanger Jan 20
In the first "Creative Conversation for 2020" on the DreamWalks blog, author interviewed DEAD MAX COMIX author-illustrator (from Dana: "Janet makes me sound smart"). You can also win a copy of the book:
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Anna Olswanger Jan 6
So nice to see OUT OF THIS WORLD: THE SURREAL ART OF LEONORA CARRINGTON by with art by Amanda Hall and ANYA'S SECRET SOCIETY by in "A Mighty Girl's 2019 Books of the Year":
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Anna Olswanger Jan 6
Birds are wild animals totally unsuited to life in captivity. Millions of these creatures have been taken from their natural habitats to die in transport or languish in tiny cages. Please join with in ending the exotic pet trade:
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Anna Olswanger Jan 6
From "Got Snow? Wintertime Treats for Children’s Eyes and Ears" in The that includes I AM POLAR BEAR, a poem by J. Patrick Lewis about the majestic, Arctic animal with art by Miriam Nerlove, and mentions "Nerlove’s shimmering illustrations":
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Anna Olswanger Jan 6
And in response to Vince, from DEAD MAX COMIX author-illustrator : "We eat Hoppin’ John up here in the Northwest, too, Vince! Thanks for sharing your luck in the new year."
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Anna Olswanger Jan 6
COPYBOY and PAPERBOY Newbery Honor book author sent along this photograph to the Olswanger Literary gang of his "good luck" new year's meal of black-eyed peas, collard greens, sweet potatoes and cornbread, a Southern tradition.
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Anna Olswanger Jan 6
This month only! Amazon is promoting the hardcover edition of Cathy Goldberg Fishman's picture book WHEN JACKIE AND HANK MET, the story of two baseball legends who broke the barriers of race and religion in American sports, for $9.99: .
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Anna Olswanger Dec 31
HELLO author-creator reminded the Olswanger Literary gang that 2020 is the year of the rat: "You all have a wonderful and successful happy rat year!"
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Anna Olswanger Dec 31
Robert Pizzo, author-illustrator of the forthcoming board books LET'S FIX UP THE HOUSE and LET'S FIX UP THE YARD from , sent along this new year's greeting.
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Anna Olswanger Dec 31
Here's a new year's wish for the Olswanger Literary gang from DEAD MAX author-illustrator .
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Anna Olswanger Dec 31
From MR. REGINALD AND THE BUNNIES author-illustrator , a quote for the new year from Mary Oliver's "Cold Moon—Hannah’s Children": "Now on the evening of the last counted day, we latch the stable door...” Paula's oil on paper is titled, “This Door to the Unknown.”
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Anna Olswanger Dec 31
A new year's greeting to the Olswanger Literary gang from ASTRO PEA board book creator : "Dear creative Olswangeners, wishing you a starred year, filled with contracts! From Amalia Hoffman & Astro Pea."
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Anna Olswanger Dec 31
It's always interesting to see what my clients are working on when they're not creating books. , author-illustrator of the forthcoming picture book TYPEWRITER, sent along this sample from the grueling project she undertook this past year of sketching a nude every day.
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Anna Olswanger Dec 31
Congratulations to ! Her TERRIBLE TIMES TABLE appears in Elizabeth Bird's "31 Days, 31 Lists: 2019 Rhyming Picture Books" in the School Library Journal blog:
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Anna Olswanger Dec 27
Sharing this "Happy Hanukkah" greeting from Melanie Hall, illustrator of the forthcoming WINTER HIKE IN THE CITY. Happy fifth day of Hanukkah to all!
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Anna Olswanger Dec 27
From the review of CHINESE NEW YEAR COLORS by author-illustrator : "A lovely, surprisingly comprehensive entry into colors and the holiday":
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Anna Olswanger Dec 27
A new Olswanger Literary deal! WINTER HIKE IN THE CITY, a board book by Cathy Goldberg Fishman that uses the numbers 1-10 to highlight the diversity of an inner-city neighborhood, with art by Melanie Hall, sold to Christopher Robbins at Familius.
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