Tuesday, July 21, 2015

SEEK and What a Find!

Exciting changes are happening at Leap Books! 

We recently updated our middle grade line's name from FROLIC to SEEK because we noticed our books' protagonists don't do a lot of frolicking--but they certainly seek out adventure and answers.

The first book in the SEEK line is WHEN SPARROWS FALL by Diana Blackstone. A powerful debut for Diana, WHEN SPARROWS FALL follows Susanna Stutzman as she solves a mystery that pits her conscience against her community.

To add to the excitement of the new line name, and the launch of a new SEEK book, we at Team Leap are also excited to announce our brand new Acquisitions Editor for the SEEK line: Kelly Hashway!

Kelly Hashway has been carefully editing books for Leap for more than a year and has been an invaluable member of our freelance staff. So it was a tremendous stroke of luck that we could bring her aboard to play a larger role.

Kelly holds a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching language arts for seven years, she became a full-time writer and freelance editor. Her editorial experience includes editing picture books and novels for three book publishers, proofreading educational documents for two school districts, and offering both developmental and copy edits for her own list of clients. She’s had over one hundred short stories published in a variety of venues and has  two young adult series published, another on the way, and many other projects in the works!

Kelly takes over all acquisitions for the SEEK line immediately and we've heard a rumor that she's about ready to open the doors briefly to unagented submissions! Watch our site here for more details and follow Kelly on Facebook.com/kellyhashway or Twitter.com/kellyhashway and Twitter.com/Leapbks to keep up-to-date on submission calls.

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