Tag: Middle Grade

Beautiful Beginnings: Bethany Hegedus’ Between Us Baxters

Editors and agents talk a lot about “voice,” that seemingly elusive quality that every good book possesses. As soon as I started reading Between Us Baxters by Bethany Hegedus, I was immediately struck with one thought: “Wow, what a voice!” Between Us Baxters is a middle-grade novel set in the fall of 1959, a time…
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Author Recommendations

For my last post in Random Acts of Publicity Week, I’m sending out some love to my author friends: Jaqueline Kelly‘s debut novel, The Evolution of Capurnia Tate, won the 2010 Newbury Award. The book tells the story of an 11-year-old girl who takes an interest in nature as she learns what’s it means to…
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Book Recommendation: Zack Proton series

So, it’s Random Acts of Publicity Week — an idea I love — so this week, I’ll be posting book recommendations. First up is the Zack Proton series by Brian Anderson, a writer in my local Austin area. When I moved to Austin and started attending the SCBWI meetings here, I kept hearing from people,…
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Writing Young Adult Fiction by Deborah Halverson

Staying on the topic of revising, I talked to someone who knows a lot about making children’s literary the best. Deborah Halverson has been on both sides of the desk, working as an editor for Harcourt for 10 years and later as an author of two teen novels, Honk If You Hate Me and Big…
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Keeping up with middle-grade

Browsing my Google Reader subscriptions the other day, I realized that the majority of the author blogs I follow are by young adult authors. And, although I love those blogs, as I write middle-grade fiction, I figured it was time I broaden my scope. So, I started looking around for blogs by middle-grade authors and…
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