Congratulations on another book birthday for our Mafia friend, Tricia Springstubb. Her latest MG novel, Every Single Second, (Blazer & Bray, HarperCollins) launches today. “Every Single Second” is the story of two girls whose friendship has dwindled but whose ties remain deep. When one of their brothers is involved in a …

Happy Book Birthday to Susan Hill Long for her latest release, The Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King and Pickpocket Squirrel (Knopf). Maggie is a girl of no account.The good folk of Lesser Dorste all look away, for she’s a foundling cursed with a crutch. …

Today’s interview with author Susan L. Meyer who’s second middle grade book this week! Skating With the Statue of Liberty is a companion book to her first historical fiction novel, Black Radishes. Take it away Susan. Middle Grade Mafia: Your first MG novel, Black Radishes, was inspired by your father’s struggles …

We’re happy to announce another book birthday for Tricia Springstubb. Today is the release of Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe.  “Cody and Mysteries of the Universe” is the second book in this series, following last year’s “Cody and the Fountain of Happiness”. The adventures continue as irrepressible Cody and deep-thinking best friend …

Rosanne Parry’s latest book Turn of the Tide is an achievement of realistic fiction that’s received starred reviews. The book starts with the historical Tsunami in Japan and follows two cousins (one in Japan and the other in Oregon) as they dealt with the aftermath. The book is not only heart-warming, it’s an exciting adventure. We asked Rosanne about her …

Today the mafia is excited to interview award winning author of multiple books for children including picture books, chapter books and middle grade . . . Kate Messner. Her mystery series the Silver Jaquar Society is one of my favorite and has broad appeal. I asked her how she accomplished this success. Middle Grade Mafia: Your award …

It’s not an ordinary Christmas on the Larson farm in Denmark. Bettina’s parents are called away to care for other relatives, so twelve-year-old Bettina is given the responsibility of taking care of the farm and her baby sister Pia for a few days. Bettina feels she’s up for the task and proud …

In our continuing effort to bring you great authors, we are proud to present an interview with Taylor Kitchings. The talented Kitchings is not only an author, he’s an accomplished musician and an English teacher. His debut novel, Yard War, tackles the topic of racism in Mississippi during the 1960’s …