Author Archives: madelyn

New Year’s Resolutions

For the past few years, I’ve been compiling a list of new year’s resolutions from the kidlit community. This year’s list is out now, but instead of appearing in this space, I’m sending you over to my friend Rachael’s blog … Continue reading

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Catching up

Holy cow, it’s December. I’m way behind on updates but highlights from this fall mostly revolved around THIS IS JUST A TEST, my middle-grade novel with Wendy Shang. They included: -A review in the New York Times. This was huge … Continue reading

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Take Care

I write. When I’m happy or sad or completely pissed off or trying to figure something out. Some of that writing stays in my journal. Some finds its way into my blog. Some finds its way into my books. Take … Continue reading

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Telling stories

When I worked at the Roanoke Times, I covered a few KKK marches in Radford and in Blacksburg, both Virginia college towns. The hardest part, for me, was watching small kids marching alongside their parents. I remember, especially, a young … Continue reading

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Testing…

It’s been a while since I posted, so I thought I’d take a moment and pound out a few August updates: THIS IS JUST A TEST, my middle grade novel with Wendy Shang, is now out in the world. We … Continue reading

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