Tag Archives: middle grade fiction

Writers and the value of doing nothing

[…] A writer is working when he is staring out of the window. — Burton Rascoe. I’ve been frustrated at the keyboard lately, struggling to get the tone of “The Mountain of Dempsey Molehill” right. After several weeks of experimenting … Continue reading

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A to Z: 5 favorite fantasy books for young readers

Throughout April, I’ll be tackling 26 A to Z topics related to children’s literature. Today’s F theme has a bit of alliteration: Here are five of my favorite fantasy novels (and series) for young readers. Dragons. Magic. Princesses (preferably the … Continue reading

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The Bookish Christmas: Kid lit edition

When I encountered The Bookish Christmas tag at Scifi and Scary Book Reviews (*the tag was created by callummclaughlin.wordpress.com), I couldn’t resist jumping into the bookish fun. Without further ado, here is my bookish Christmas list. Father Christmas: Name a … Continue reading

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That time I gave funerals to caterpillars

I was eight years old the year our home got covered in caterpillars. Well, not our home, really. But our property. They were everywhere in the flower gardens, the grass, the driveway. Tall, stalky holly hocks stood sentinel around the … Continue reading

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Another book down … now to move on to the next

Today is the full release for “Sarah & Katy and the Book of Blank.” Huzzah for that! But there isn’t much time to celebrate. I’ve got work to do. For the past couple weeks, I’ve been outlining my next book, … Continue reading

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