Tag: Middle Grade/ Teens/ YA

Ernesto Cisneros’ MG Debut Efrén Divided is a Must-Read

I’m so thrilled to interview author, Ernesto Cisneros, about his debut must-read, Efrén Divided. (Harper Collins) This own-voices novel will be released in six months (March 31, 2020) and the reviews are already buzzing: Let’s see what Ernesto has to say… Q1 Which of these quotes from Efrén Divided best describes your writing process? “I… Read more »

Writing Non-Fiction: 5 reasons why author Connie Goldsmith is da bomb…literally.

Meet CONNIE GOLDSMITH: AWARD WINNING AUTHOR of fourteen books (15th, 16th, and 17th in progress!) former Assistant RA of SCBWI CA North/Central Children’s Book reviewer –of over 700 books for regional parenting publications as well as the New York Journal of Books– —> Anyone thinking of writing non-fiction for kids can learn a lot from… Read more »

Happy Book Launch: A HITCH AT THE FAIRMONT by Jim Averbeck

Congratulations to my writer pal Jim Averbeck, whose debut middle grade novel, A HITCH AT THE FAIRMONT (Atheneum/S&S) launches TODAY! “…macabre twists that wouldn’t be out of place in a Dahl book.” KIRKUS “In 1956 at the fabulous San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, 11-year-old Jack teams up with the famous movie director Alfred Hitchcock to uncover… Read more »

Confessions (& Reviews) of a no-longer-Teenage Readaholic, pt5

I haven’t posted a book review for a while and since today is my GORGEOUS friend Jill Sanford’s BIRTHDAY (Surprise! ) I give you herewith, her very first book review:  I loved Becky and was never dissatisfied with her as the heroine of GORGEOUS (Scholastic Press). I appreciated her pluckiness and discomfort with being Rebecca… Read more »

What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK! part11 with Scott Blagden

I’m thrilled to welcome back YA author SCOTT BLAGDEN, the busy Book-Dad you met two months ago in Part5 of WTEWYE–a BOOK!  Yes, the author of one of my favorite YAs, DEAR LIFE YOU SUCK, is still busy, but um…I invited him on a blog-hop a while back and –nice guy that he is–he agreed–even… Read more »