Winterlake in the News

September/October 2010
Illustrator Alix Martin Featured by Block Club

Block Club Magazine

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September, 2010
Western New York's First Storybook Window Walk

Western New York Family Magazine

Western New York will celebrate its first STORYBOOK WINDOW WALK event in the village of East Aurora, on September 18. Like the famed holiday storybook windows on Manhattan's 5th Avenue, storefronts from Pine Street to Elm Street will showcase the original paintings and text from the pages of THE SCARIEST DREAM EVER..."

Thursday, Decenber 17 2009
Local Christmas story getting attention

Channel 4 - WIVB TV - Buffalo,NY

Sunday, Decenber 13, 2009
From fables to fairies to fire trucks, a bounty of books for young readers

Buffalo News - Buffalo,NY

Local author Maria T. DiVencenzo, who wrote novels about Laura Ingalls Wilder's mother for HarperCollins' Little House series, offers a sweet story about the real meaning of Christmas in The Star of Christmas ($16.99, Winterlake Press, a local publishing company she founded with her husband, Peter Janzow) with luminous watercolors by Elaine S. Verstraete. More...

Saturday and Sunday, November 21-22, 2009
On Target with Judge Penny Wolfgang

WWKB (1520 AM) Nov 21, 6:00 AM to 6:30 AM
WWWS (1400 AM) Nov 21, 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
WLKK (107.7 FM) Nov 22, 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
KISS (98.5 FM) Nov 22, 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
STAR (102.5 FM) Nov 22, 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM

On Target Host Penny Wolfgang interviews Maria DiVencenzo and Peter Janzow, two of Buffalo's "rising stars," about their return to Western New York, Winterlake Press, the children's book publisher they co-founded, the risks and rewards of starting a new business in this economy, and their first publication, The Star of Christmas, a children's Christmas picture book now in bookstores.

Monday, November 9, 2009
Star illustrator

RocNow - Living - Nancy O'Donnell

A chance meeting at a trade show brought illustrator Elaine S. Verstraete of Middlesex together with children's book author Maria T. DiVencenzo. Over coffee, the two started collaborating on a Christmas book DiVencenzo had begun writing almost two decades earlier.

Two years later, The Star of Christmas, a lavishly illustrated children's book, has received a Moonbeam Children's Book Award and high praise from the likes of novelist Anne Rice, who offers this endorsement on the cover of the upcoming second printing: "a simply told tale that provides a profound insight into the ancient and sacred meaning of the holiday itself." More...

Friday, October 30, 2009
Couple brings publishing biz to WNY
Rising Stars: Peter Janzow and Maria DiVencenzo

Business First of Buffalo - by Thomas Hartley

Maria DiVencenzo and Peter Janzow have rolled the dice several times over the years.

But in two decades, no gamble matched the long shot the married couple is taking now: leaving New York City, the center of the book trade, to start a publishing company in Western New York in the midst of an industry upheaval &emdash; and about two years before the worst global recession in 70 years. More...