Haverhill Teacher Guertin Signs Second Book Deal, Lands Agent

Tilton teacher and author Annemarie Guertin. (Courtesy photograph)

Tilton teacher Annemarie Guertin has scored a second book deal and a literary agent. (Courtesy photograph)

Two months after the release of her debut picture book, Haverhill elementary school teacher Annemarie Guertin has inked a deal for her second book—and nabbed an agent.

Tilton second-grade teacher Guertin tells WHAV she was approached by Familius Publishing, who issued her debut “How the Finch Got His Colors” in March, to option a second folktale for children.

“’Finch’ is doing exceptionally well and selling out all over the place,” Guertin tells WHAV, adding that her debut is now in its second printing. “Since it is doing so well, my publisher reached out and asked if I would collaborate with them on another folktale. I took them up on that suggestion and retold Florence Holbrook's 1902 classic “Why the Evergreen Trees Keep Their Leaves in Winter.”

Targeted to readers aged four to eight, Guertin’s story is titled “Little Red-bird and the Evergreen Trees.”

The 600-word picture book centers around the themes kindness and compassion, Guertin said.

Finalizing her second book contract last week, Guertin also agreed to be represented by literary agent Rebecca Angus of Golden Wheat Literary.