Recently, we had the opportunity to review Erin Petti’s amazing middle-grade novel The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee (September 2016, Mighty Media Press). Today, we are honored to have her joining us on The Writer’s Block. Middle Grade Mafia: Can you tell us how you decided to become a writer and what …

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 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 …

Congratulations you’ve written a book! You are ready to dip your toe into the ocean called submission. STOP. Whether you’ve made one or hundreds of revisions to your query letter or manuscript, take a moment and read this book. I love the way Carolyn Howard-Johnson describes one of the biggest …

Lauren Oliver has joined forces with the mysterious collector H.C. Chester (who reportedly is her father Harold Schechter) to bring us an exciting new series that tells the adventures of four crime-solving orphans who live in the Dumfrey’s Museum of Freaks, Oddities and Wonders. Welcome to New York City in …

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 …

Prepare yourself to enter the world of Alistair Grim’s Odditorium – you’ll be glad you came. Funaro’s Odditorium takes the reader on a ride into a world full of magic and monsters that will keep the MG reader enthralled and entertained. The main character, Grubb, is an orphan who is …

I must confess I love books with just a touch of magic mixed cleverly with heart, a positive message and adventure. To use a food analogy I like my stories sweet, but not too sweet. I want pumpkin pie. Margaret and the Moth Tree is just right, for the holidays …