I'd like to personally express my appreciation to our Mystery Agent, Jamie Weiss Chilton, for her generosity in sharing her time and her expertise in judging our query contest. She's very busy over at Andrea Brown Literary Agency, and this project required time above and beyond her normal schedule. I confident I speak for all of us when I say, thank you so much for taking the time to do this!
I asked Ms. Chilton to provide some biographical information, which I've added below. Take a moment and get to know her, find out what she's done, and what she's looking for. And be sure to read the masthead copy above before you leave.
Jamie's career in children's books began in 1998, with an editorial internship at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, followed by positions as an Editorial Assistant and Assistant Editor at Bantam Delacorte Dell and Knopf & Crown Books for Young Readers, divisions of Random House Children's Books. After returning to her hometown of Los Angeles, Jamie pursued her love of children's books in a new arena, as Conference Manager and Golden Kite Award Director at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) before joining the Andrea Brown Agency in 2008.
Her recent sales include ORCHARDS, a YA novel in verse by Holly Thompson (Delacorte); FALL INTO ME, a debut YA by Jennifer Castle (Harper Collins)BAD FOR YOU, a graphic novel by co-creators Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham (Holt; JAMMY DANCE, a picture book by Rebecca Janni, to be illustrated by Tracy Dockray (FSG); and Tracey E. Fern's nonfiction picture book BARNUM'S BONES to be illustrated by Boris Kulikov (FSG)
Thanks again to Jamie Weiss Chilton for judging our contest.
Here are the winning entries!
FIRST PLACE: #25: KNIGHTS OF AVALON
SECOND PLACE: # 4: LURE
THIRD PLACE: # 37: PERSONIFIED
A huge round of applause and sincere congratulations to our winners!
If you're not certain what you've won, or what you need to do next, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.