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…and so are Pat Zietlow Miller and e.E. Charlton-Trujillo!

These rock-star EMLA clients met at our annual agency retreat and have become fast friends—and now co-authors! Joan Powers at Candlewick has signed picture book LUPE LOPEZ: ROCK STAR RULES and a sequel, too! Lupe is a sunglasses-wearing, drumstick (pencil)-wielding kindergartner at Hector P. Garcia  Elementary whose personal rules differ from school rules—but who finds her way (and her fellow rock stars) with some hard work and creativity. Lupe’s attitude is easily summed up in her response when the teacher tells her to use her inside voice: “Rock and roll IS my inside voice!”

We seriously cannot wait to see what the magnificent Joe Cepeda (repped by Jennifer Rofé at Andrea Brown Literary) does with this super-fun text. We’ll probably fill the most painful periods of waiting with watching Lupe’s soul sister rock out in Bomba Estéreo’s "Soy Yo" video.

Congratulations, Pat and e.!

—Joan and Erin