Interview with Janae Marks and 2-book giveaway!

Janae Marks’s books capture the essence of what it feels like to be 12 years old, and they’re great reads—brilliantly…

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Her grandparents’ barn: an interview with Linda Oatman High

Linda Oatman High has written more than twenty books for young readers, and here is her latest. Don’t you just…

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Malcolm and Me: author interview and book giveaway

Author-interviews are especially fun when a good friend has a debut coming out! Congrats to Robin Farmer on this month’s…

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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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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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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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