We ♥ our reviewers! And here’s what some of them have been up to.
Long-time Horn Book Guide reviewer Nell Beram is coauthor (with Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky) of Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies (Amulet/Abrams, January 2013). No Yoko-bashing here; the authors paint an engaging (and sympathetic) portrait of the rock-’n'-roll wife as a groundbreaking avant-garde artist in her own right — and way ahead of her time. Copious quotations and photographs support their claim.
In Horn Book Magazine reviewer Christine Heppermann’s City Chickens (Houghton, May 2012), text and full-color photos in a lighthearted design chronicle the work of Mary and Bert Clouse, cofounders of Minneapolis’s Chicken Run Rescue, a shelter and adoption agency for lost and mistreated chickens. Check out Chris’s article about writing series nonfiction, “Whitney and Me: Confessions of a Work-for-Hire Diva,” from the September/October 2012 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.
Claire Gross, former associate editor of The Horn Book Magazine and current Mag reviewer, contributes a timely and entertaining entry to our “What Makes a Good…?” series with her article “What Makes a Good YA Coming Out Novel?“ The article appeared in the March/April 2013 special issue Different Drummers.
And don’t miss “What Makes a Good YA Love Story?“ in the May/June 2013 mag, by Katrina Hedeen, assistant editor of The Horn Book Guide, and Rachel L. Smith, former marketing and circulation manager for The Horn Book, Inc., who is currently very busy writing Guide reviews.