Middle-Grade Authors

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Nostrils, Magic & Monsters
Bring the family to meet and hear from three of Windsor’s newest authors of books for children and teens – and adults who like to read them too. The Community Shops in Windsor (California) will host children’s picture book author and illustrator Keli Colombini, middle grade fiction writer T.J. Hendrix, and young adult fiction writer Barbara Cottrell at its fall Local Author Showcase on Saturday, Oct. 7, from noon to 2 p.m.
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Middle-Grade Authors
Middle-grade authors share their books.
Middle grade and young adult authors, Kaela Rivera, Bruce Jacobs and Lyndi Allison, take you around the world as they share the mythologies they are reading and writing about in middle grade and young adult literature and tell you about what we are working on now. Rolo May said, “Myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.” Mythology, Bruce, Adult, Allison, Myths, Middle, Young Adult
Tween Book Talk - Mythology in MG/YA Books
Middle grade and young adult authors, Kaela Rivera, Bruce Jacobs and Lyndi Allison, take you around the world as they share the mythologies they are reading and writing about in middle grade and young adult literature and tell you about what we are working on now. Rolo May said, “Myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.”
Mom's Choice Awards Gold Seal to "The Pack, The Dare, and The Draugar."
Thank you, Mom's Choice Awards! I'm so happy to announce "The Pack" won The Mom's Choice Awards Gold Seal for Excellence. I am a mom, so I was pretty sure from the start that my book would be mom-approved. But now it's official.
Spooktacular Reads for Middle Graders
Chilling stories from authors around the world are featured in the 2022 Middle-Grade Spooktacular reading list. Check out 20 spine-tingling stories for readers ages 9-13 on up. Click on the link to browse the books and order for your favorite tween reader.
Praise for The Pack - Summer Reading for Middle Schoolers
Looking for summer reading for the middlegrade kid in your life? "The Pack, The Dare, and The Draugar" is winning a lot of praise. It's got magic, mystery, monsters (scary but not TOO scary), and a shapeshifting telepathic dog. The (anti?)heroine is a 12-year-old girl, but three 12-year-old boys are key characters. The girls, the boys, and the dog narrate alternating chapters. Suitable for 4th-7th graders, or anyone else who likes a good, spooky summer camp story.
Going to Summer Camp? Read this First.
The Pack, The Dare & The Draugar Five soon-to-be seventh graders, One shapeshifting Guardian Hound, monsters, And a mystery that will change one life. Summer camp just got a lot more interesting. It's got magic, mystery, and monsters - but not the kind that give anyone nightmares. In short, it's perfect for tween summer reading. "A roller-coaster ride into the supernatural...Lively and sometimes surly preteen characters helm this fresh, well-crafted supernatural fantasy." - Kirkus Reviews
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International Children's Book Day 2022: Book Picks
It's International Children's Book Day - April 2! The event happens annually on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday (Aprl 2, 1805). Looking for a book for your favorite elementary or middle-grade reader? Check out one of these Middle Grade March 2022 book picks from the Society of Middle Grade Authors, featuring fantasy, SciFi, girl detectives, space and time travel, magic, dragons and more. See details on all 31 picks (including MINE - the March 24 pick!) in my latest blog post.
A magical book. An enchanted forest. One brave girl on a quest to save her family. Join Fable on her adventures in Starfell today! Book Series, Book Lovers, Life Hacks, Cover Design, Adventure Book
The Book of Chaos
A magical book. An enchanted forest. One brave girl on a quest to save her family. Join Fable on her adventures in Starfell today!
Starfell Book Four: The Curse of the Warlock—a magical story for kids ages 8-12! Book Cover Design, Design, Fantasy Books, The Warlocks, Book Review, Book Cover, Book Cover Artwork
The Curse of the Warlock
Starfell Book Four: The Curse of the Warlock—a magical story for kids ages 8-12!
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Middle Grade March 2022
Day 28 of Middle Grade March! Today's spotlight: "Beyond the Doors" by Clay Kelly. 13-year-old Hazel Benedict wishes she could make a difference in a world torn apart by WWII. Then she discovers she can access other worlds through doors in a corridor with no end. She'll have to stay one step ahead of an elusive and sinister foe threatening ALL the worlds. How? With help from new friends, excellent sandwiches and one extraordinary possum. (The possum intrigues me...)
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Middle Grade March 2022
Day 25 of Middle Grade March! Today's spotlight is on "Eirlings," by Jaz Laverick. It's the first Abigail Tally novel. It's got gods, spirits, catkings, magic, murder, and sleuthing, plus a healthy bit of sassy commentary from Abigail. All her life, she's felt like a disappointment. Every famous university and court mage this side of the Capital has tested her magic... but she can't even light a candlestick! Are the things she sees just figments of her imagination? Is Abigail simply mad?
Middle Grade March 2022
Day 24 of Middle Grade March and the Spotlight Book of the Day is...mine! It's "The Pack, The Dare and The Draugar," written by yours truly, T.J. Hendrix. Five soon-to-be seventh graders, One shapeshifting Guardian Hound, monsters, And a mystery that will change one life. Summer Camp just got a lot more interesting. Find out more about the book, read the first chapter and see where to buy it at a local independent bookstore near you. (And, of course, the direct Amazon link).
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Middle Grade March 2022
Day 22 of Middle Grade March! Today's spotlight is on "Journey to Zentobia" by Stacy D'Alessandro! If you like stories with potrtal-travelling kids who are swept up into a fight against dark magic in another world that threatens to spread to our own - this is the story for you. It's going on my TBR list...