Martial arts and superpowers for OUP
Oxford University Press has acquired four books in a martial arts-inspired younger fiction series, and six books about Kitty, a lady with cat-like superpowers.
Senior commissioning editor Helen Mortimer obtained world rights to Warrior Monkeys, by début creator Mary Stevens and illustrator Steve Brown, from The Bright Agency. The series capabilities courageous monkey duo Suki and Bekko, who is determined to become authentic Warrior Monkeys. Stevens, a karate and jiu-jitsu trainer, runs a charity that encourages ladies in developing international locations to use martial arts to enhance self-assurance.
Meanwhile, senior commissioning editor Clare Whitston sold international rights to Paula Harrison and illustrator Jenny Løvlie’s Kitty series from Felicity Trew on the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency. OUP has bought the books—concentrated round “girl using day, cat through the night and continually ready for adventure” Kitty—into nine languages.
Members of Huard’s Martial Arts in Winslow and several unique visitors from around the U.S. joined on the thirty-ninth Battle of Maine Martial Arts Championships on March 23 at Thomas College in Waterville to help increase near $5,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Members and special guests that took component blanketed Mikayla Achorn, Lucia Lacroix, Ayden Karstens, Keegan Miranda, Quincy Schneider, Preston Schneider, Logan Dow, Jaden Tavares, Carlie Bertrand, Abby Dudley, Mason Bumba, Luke Raven, Olivia Rando, Pedro Natario, Event Promoter Mark Huard, Philanthropy Officer Nicole Trainor, Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro, and H&R Block Owner Cory Dow, Nicolas Thibault.
The weekend of January 26, 2019, Lawrence Kinzie attended an awards dinner party wherein he become commemorated with several awards for his work in the martial arts.
Awards received in the advanced belt magnificence, a long time 35 and up encompass the following:
First vicinity in PRO-MAC convention Point Sparring. This award covers all states surrounding Tennessee.
Kinzie additionally positioned first in Point Sparring in the Eastern Division of the PRO-MAC Conference.
He completed 2d in conventional Katas and Forms for 2018 in the complete PRO-MAC Conference, covering all surrounding states, as well as second in conventional Katas and Forms for 2018 in the Eastern Division of the PRO-MAC Conference.
The Middle Tennessee Classic match was held in Franklin, and Kinzie located first in each Point Sparring and Traditional Katas and Forms.