Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's A Book Deal!

When your deal appears in Publisher's Marketplace, you know it's official:

"Loralee Leavitt's CANDY EXPERIMENTS, a collection of simple, hands-on experiments that use store-bought candy to teach kids basic science, to Patty Rice at Andrews McMeel, by Myrsini Stephanides at the Carol Mann Agency (World)."

Look for Candy Experiments on a bookshelf near you next summer, if all goes well.  (Which means I really have to get cracking on this manuscript!)

...And an Award

As if a book deal wasn't good enough, I got an email from Highlights this morning with this news:

"Congratulations! Candy Secrets won the 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing in the following category: Periodicals -- How-To-Feature, K-5"

People are really interested in candy experiments.  Which, since candy experiments are a great way to teach science while pouring candy down the drain, is no surprise.

If you're interested, you can see the full list of awards at the AEP website.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Good news?

Good news is coming...