Today we are honored to have Marina Cohen with us. She is an author of numerous books for children and young adults. Her spine-chilling middle-grade novel The Inn Between was released in March of 2016. Her novel The Doll’s Eye releases in February of 2017. Middle Grade Mafia: How did …

Extraordinary Sam & The Adventurer’s Guild is a fun, action-packed novel that’s a great summertime read for middle graders. We caught up with Kevin and asked him about his enthusiasm for adventure stories. Middle Grade Mafia: Have you found that the book is most popular with a certain group of readers? Kevin Springer: …

Lisa Lewis Tyre’s debut middle grade novel Last in a Long Line of Rebels launched in September, 2015 with starred reviews. I asked her about her launch experience as well as what happens after the launch. MGM: So, now that you’ve experienced the book launch, was there anything unexpected or would do differently for your …

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 …

We recently reviewed the wonderfully quirky mystery Nooks and Crannies and are excited to have the author with us today. Please welcome Jessica Lawson. Middle Grade Mafia: Can you tell us how you decided to become a writer and what your path to published author was like? Jessica Lawson: Back …

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 …

Angelica Banks is the author of the Tuesday McGillycuddy series for middle grade readers. The first book in the series is Finding Serendipity (published by Henry Holt in the USA in 2015) and the sequel – A Week Without Tuesday – has just arrived in bookshops. The third book will …

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 …