Tag Archives | Middle Grade

Guest Post: Finding the Middle Grade Voice

Back when I first started writing YA, I was still a young adult myself. I was seventeen when I began drafting the book that became What’s Left of Me, where the main characters were fifteen years old, and I never spent much time figuring out how a fifteen-year-old spoke, or acted, or thought, because I’d been one myself just two years back. Even as I got older and continued the Hybrid Chronicles, writing in a […]

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Cover Reveal! FLOWER MOON by Gina Linko–plus a guest post by the author!

I won’t make  you wait for it–here’s the gorgeous cover of Flower Moon… I LOVE this cover so much! It has so much energy and magic, and the girls in silhouette have a real bittersweet quality. And since I know the mere sight of it has made you curious about the story, here’s a summary of the book: Tempest and Tally Jo Trimble are mirror twins–so alike they were almost born the same person–and they’ve […]

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COVER REVEAL: The Emperor’s Riddle

Kat here! 🙂 It’s been a while since I’ve done a cover reveal, and there’s something particularly special about this one. Back when I was writing the Hybrid Chronicles (which had a series of covers I loved), I was always a little jealous of Middle Grade covers. Young Adult books were going through a very photography-heavy phase, and I have a fondness for illustrated covers. There’s something unique and especially lovely about them. Admittedly, this is […]

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Guest Post: Channeling Your Middle Grade Voice with Rachele Alpine!

Time and time again I hear authors say that when you sit down to work on a book not to worry about what other people are going to think, forget the trends, silence your inner editor and just write what you love. Write what you love. What a freeing way to think. So that’s exactly what I did when I wrote my debut MG novel Operation Pucker Up. I wrote what I loved. Or more […]

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Guest Post: Enjoy the Ride with Matt Myklusch

Like most authors out there, I did a lot of other jobs before I got any work as a writer. I’ve been lucky, because most of those jobs were pretty cool and interesting. Out of college, I worked briefly in the publicity department for Walt Disney Pictures. (My last day there was the NY premiere of the animated film, Tarzan). After that, I worked in the promotions department for Columbia Pictures. I even worked at […]

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