Upper-MG Historical Fiction: interview & giveaway

Calling all lovers of historical fiction! I’ve just read the newly released upper-middle grade novel Alina and with me today…

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Grief in Middle Grade Fiction: 2-book giveaway

Stealing Mt. Rushmore comes out this coming Tuesday, August 18, and I’m pleased as punch to feature an interview with…

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Domestic Violence in MG Fiction: interview & giveaway

When I began Shannon Doleski‘s upper-middle grade debut Mary Underwater, the sparse and powerful prose hooked me on page one.…

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How to Build Suspense: author interview & giveaway

When I asked author Tina Athaide how she made her debut novel so suspenseful, she gave me a mini-course on…

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A Hero of the Jim Crow era: author interview and giveaway

I can’t think of a better way to spend time during a quarantine than to read! And I’m giving away…

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Blue Skies: author interview & giveaway

In Blue Skies eleven year-old Glory Bea believes her daddy will come home from the war. He has to. He…

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Chance Comes Once: author interview and giveaway!

I’m still choked up after reading Her Own Two Feet, just out from Scholastic’s FOCUS imprint, about a Rwandan girl…

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When a Theater Nerd Writes Fiction: interview & giveaway!

Look what’s out in paperback tomorrow (June 4)! The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider. It’s LOL funny—the…

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