A Swampy Update and GIVEAWAY sneak peek

I still plan to hop around and see everyone’s MMGM blogs today–I owe you guys, from last week–but will be spending half my week at the Dismal Swamp, so I’m feeling a bit below water and will have to get my own post up next week. However–a heads up!  Over the next couple Mondays I’ll […]

Happy Leap Day! Plus, a shout-out for Nanny X Returns, for MMGM

It’s that magical day that we all get to time travel forward an extra day!  None of this mundane aging stuff for us today.  Thanks to a bit of creative calendaring,  on February 29th we leap through the day, glide through time, and zing through space on a giant floating ball that suddenly feels younger. […]

Shout out for Septimus Heap, preview of goals for 2016, and winner announced!

Since this is my last post of the year, it has to do the work of three–but that’s alright.  Tis the season to multi-task, even if you’re just a humble blog post. First up, I’d like to announce the winner of The Goblin’s Puzzle!  The prize is a hardcover copy that will be signed by […]

Interview with Andrew S. Chilton and GIVEAWAY of The Goblin’s Puzzle!

I am thrilled to have Andrew S. Chilton on the blog today, in a double-win interview and giveaway of his book!  The Goblin’s Puzzle is his debut novel, and will launch in January, but it’s already making a name for itself and has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly AND School Library Journal!  Here’s a little […]

What I Wish I’d Known for my First Nano

It’s November 2nd, and all around the world writers and their families have divided emotions.  On the one hand, they’re sure to feel excitement, the thrill of the adventure in writing tingling through their veins.  The clean white pages await, and the month’s potential is limitless. On the other hand, they may feel a sense […]

Happy Bday to Obsidian Threads!

Today, as a Friday special, we have a guest post by Charlie Pulsipher, who has just released book 2 in his Lost Shards series, Obsidian Threads. After that teaser of a cover, here’s the blurb for the book:  Rho has awakened. Its acolytes will tear worlds apart to release their deity from its prison. Any hope […]

Live From the Red Planet–interview with Children of Mars creator, Steve Stewart

Well…okay, maybe by ‘live’ I mean that we’re all alive, and by ‘from the red planet’ I mean that our thoughts are circling round the red planet.  But, it makes for a catchy headline, don’t you think?  And also makes you wonder if any of us will live to see a broadcast from Mars.  Wouldn’t […]

Bone, by Jeff Smith

I’m dedicating my month of November (and perhaps even some of December) to graphic novels, comics, and manga…specifically those you can put in the hands of your nearest Avenger and super hero crazed middle schooler!  These are books which I feel tend to get under-utilized, and sometimes even entirely overlooked.  My super secret evil plan […]

MMGM spotlight on The Year of the Panda, and a pic of me with my agent!

Before diving into today’s spotlight, I have a pic to share.  A very important pic, commemorating a momentous occasion–as you can probably tell from the huge grin stretching across my face! That’s me on the right, trying not to tower over her, and that’s my agent, Christa Heschke, on the left.  We were told to […]

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday: Stacy Lynn Carroll and a Confession

Today’s #MMGM is a tell-all (or at least tell-tale?) interview with the fabulous author Stacy Lynn Carroll.  She’s spreading the word about her brand new book, Frogs and Toads, which is second in her Princess Sisters series! But, before we jump into the interview…I have a confession.  Yes, of the kind that makes everyone else […]