Tag Archives | Middle Grade

When it’s too close to home: Writing Q&A with Anne Bustard, author of Anywhere But Paradise

It is my absolute pleasure to welcome Anne Bustard today, in celebration of the release of her new Middle Grade book, which comes out today. Anne, a part of Egmont’s Last List, has graciously agreed to indulge my questions about her writing process with her brilliant answers. So without further ado, welcome, Anne! Anywhere But Here Set in 1960 Hawaii, Anywhere But Paradise is the story of reluctant seventh-grade newcomer Peggy Sue Bennett, who is baffled by […]

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Interview with Patrick Jennings, Author of Hissy Fitz!

As readers of this blog already know, PubCrawl is excited to help spread the word about Egmont USA’s spring 2015 list, a group which has banded together under the name Egmont’s Last List. It’s my pleasure to welcome Patrick Jennings as our guest here at PubCrawl today! (And we are giving away of one of Patrick’s books! More on that below…) I’m so thrilled to interview such a prolific writer of children’s books! Patrick’s website […]

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Guest Post: From The Heart

Today is a huge day for my co-author (and husband!) Jon and me because it marks the end of a ten year obsession. That’s how long we’ve been researching, writing and illustrating the Jaguar Stones books, a series of Maya-themed adventures for middle-schoolers. So much has happened. So many family trips to Central America, so many interviews with archaeologists, so many nights at home in Vermont arguing about plot points or trying to coax a […]

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Happy Book Birthday to The 8th Continent by Matt London!

It’s always fun to celebrate an author’s debut novel, and this one’s in the family; Matt London is a dear friend of mine, as well as Jordan Hamessley London’s other half. Matt’s one of the hardest working writers I know, and I’m so excited that people finally will be able to read his novel. Tomorrow, his first book, The 8th Continent, will start finding its way into the hands and hearts of middle grade readers — as well […]

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Favorite Moms in YA/Children’s Lit!

We here at Pub Crawl are posting on this very special Sunday to wish all moms – real and fictional – a happy mother’s day! Good moms in children’s literature can sometimes be hard to find because, well, who doesn’t love a good orphan story! The Harry Potter series would’ve been dramatically different – and presumably non-existent – if good ‘ol Lily Potter didn’t go sacrificing herself to save little Harry. (Thanks for taking one […]

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