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SCBWI Unveils the Winners of the 2013 Jane Yolen Mid-list Author Awards

scbwiThe Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) revealed the winners of the 2013 Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Award. Eve Feldman, author of Billy and Milly Short and Silly (Putnam) and Dog Crazy (Tambourine), is the winner. She will receive The winner a $3,000 prize.

Authors Verla Kay and Deborah Lynn Jacobs were also awarded honor grants. Kay is the author of several books including: Civil War Drummer Boy (Putnam) and Hornbooks and Inkwells (Putnam). Deborah Lynn Jacobs is the author of the YA novels Choices (Roaring Brook Press) and Powers (Square Fish).

“At a time when publishing is changing, when delivery of story has changed more thoroughly than at any time since Guttenberg, the mid-list authors are finding it harder and harder to find a traditional publisher to stick with them,” stated Yolen. “And though they backlist fine, they are not mega-bestsellers on the front end.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.