Category Archives: middle grade

Debut: Lisa Lewis Tyre

Lisa Lewis Tyre grew up in a family of storytellers in Tennessee. Her debut novel, Last in a Long Line of Rebels, got a pretty star from the folks at Publishers Weekly who called it “an accomplished debut.” The book, which came out … Continue reading

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#readorwriteanywhere plus Where in the World is Madelyn Rosenberg?

Greetings, readers and writers! As you may know, the YA Chicks have started a #readorwriteanywhere campaign this summer with the goal of getting people to to do exactly that. I’ve been packing a notebook so I can write as I wait for my kids … Continue reading

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Molly Burnham talks about punk, kidlit, and her first novel

Molly B. Burnham’s debut middle-grade novel, Teddy Mars Book #1: Almost a World Record Breaker, comes out next week. It’s about record-obsessed Teddy, who is navigating his way through school and his crazy family, which includes his little brother aka The Destructor. … Continue reading

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The Fish Test for Nanny X

When people think of writers researching stories, they often think of nonfiction. But writers research fiction, too. Details —like the way it feels to cast a fishing rod or do a loop on a roller coaster — need to be right for a fictional … Continue reading

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Nanny X Behind the Scenes

So my mother-in-law just won the Mother-in-Law of the Year award, at least in my book, for patiently submitting to the direction of a very particular director (Kid No. 1), not to mention wearing a leather jacket in July. The … Continue reading

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