‘A FAMILY LOOKS LIKE LOVE’ COMING SUMMER 2022!
Cheryl Eissing at Philomel Books has acquired Kaitlyn Wells’ A FAMILY LOOKS LIKE LOVE, illustrated by Sawyer Cloud, a picture book about a young pup who looks different from her siblings but ultimately learns that love, rather than how you look, is what makes a family. Publication is scheduled for Summer 2022. Jane Startz at Jane Startz Productions represented the author and Atlanta Japp at Advocate Art represented the illustrator.
Forty Acres of Fun: A look at the unique history, culture and traditions found on the University of Texas campus. The collection of 46 stories seeks to uphold or dispel the myths and legends that have surrounded the University of Texas at Austin campus since being founded in 1883.
What I Like to Read
My favorite books to read are kidlit—from children’s books to young adult—featuring diverse characters with compelling voices and brave outlooks on life. For both kidlit and adult books, my favorite genres are speculative fiction (mostly fantasy and science fiction), thrillers, and contemporary literature. A romance aspect in fantasy books are always great, but not required. I also enjoy outstanding intersectional titles about self-worth and professional development.
Some of my recent reads include “Jabari Jumps,” “Swashby and the Sea,” “Barracoon: The Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo’,” “Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual,” “The Light of the Fireflies,” “Severance,” and “Sanctuary.”