28 February 2020
Each year, more than 1,200 sci-fi/fantasy fans and professionals gather at Boskone, the longest running science fiction convention in New England, for a weekend filled with panels, readings, activities, discussions, and more. This year, Bright artist Eric Wilkerson was honored as the Official Artist at the convention, the first artist of color in the near 60 year history of the event. During the event, Eric participated on panel disuccsions with Rick Riordan award-winning authors Kwame Mbalia and Carlos Hernandez about the Tristan Strong series, fighting stereotypes, and the importance of representation in middle grade books. Eric’s art also won Best in Show! We were delighted to catch up with Eric about the convention as well as his creative process behind illustrating the covers for Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky and Tristan Strong Destroys the World.
12 February 2020
Ever since she was a little girl, Katy Hudson loved expressing her artistic talents. Beginning with drawing on her parents walls, Katy went on to study illustration at art school where she developed her signature style. While she never thought of herself as an author, Katy’s storytelling abilities were quickly discovered after joining Bright, and she is now a best-selling author-illustrator of seven books! We were delighted to catch up with Katy about her creative process, journey to becoming an author, and the release of her latest author-illustrated title, The Perfect Birthday Recipe, which published February 1st with Capstone.
01 February 2020
February is a big month for #BrightReads! From new author-illustrated titles to picture book biographies, we’re spreading the love and celebrating women’s suffrage, renowned poets, African American hair, and a little bit of everything in-between. Check out the list below for a look at what’s hitting the shelves this month.
31 January 2020
Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in January’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.
17 January 2020
Emily Balsley is an illustrator and maker driven by her passion to create. Whether drawing, painting, or crafting, Emily embraces experimentation and loves to explore new mediums and methods. While she can usually be found in her colorful studio in Madison, Wisconsin, Emily recently packed up her materials and brought her creative expertise to the community as Artist-in-Residence at the Madison Bubbler. We were delighted to catch up with Emily about the importance of art in community and the wide variety of projects she explored during her residency.
03 January 2020
Happy New Year! As the holiday season trails behind, we’re looking ahead toward a big Bright future filled with exciting new books! From inspiring true stories to superhero felines, here’s a look at what’s publishing this month.
31 December 2019
Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in December’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.
23 December 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate all of the Bright achievements from the last twelve months: From New York Times Bestsellers, top publications, and many books on end-of-year-lists; we’re grateful for all of the ways in which the hard work of our artists and agents has been recognized.
18 December 2019
As 2019 comes to an end, we reflect on all of the wonderful projects that have published over the last twelve months. It has been an especially busy year for Bright artist Hatem Aly! We were thrilled to chat with Hatem about his creative process behind his latest picture book, The Proudest Blue, which published with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in September 2019. Written by Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad and Morris Award finalist S.K. Ali, The Proudest Blue is an uplifting, universal story of new experiences, the unbreakable bond between siblings, and of being proud of who you are. Since its publication, it has received abundant praise from reviewers including starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal, and quickly earned a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers List. We caught up with Hatem about how he connected with the book on a personal level and the illustrations that brought this powerful book to life.
09 December 2019
It was an honor to come together with the industry’s finest in celebrating a successful 2019 at this year’s Bright holiday party! To all of our fabulous clients and artists, we wish you a warm and joyous holiday season and a happy New Year! Enjoy a little highlights reel with some festive favorites from this year’s soirée below.
30 November 2019
Bright artists have been busy! Read about what they’ve been working on in November’s end of month Publishers Weekly rights report roundup, featuring new deals, upcoming titles, and more.
19 November 2019
Out of all the children’s books published in 2019, Amazon’s editors selected the top 20 books of the year for readers of all ages spanning five different categories. We are proud to announce that this year, seven Bright titles have be included in this impressive list!