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 …

Review by Laura Raines In a video interview about The War that Saved My Life, author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley says that she hopes readers won’t be able to put it down, that they’ll be taken up with Ada’s story. She also says that she hopes readers will feel the emotions. …

Sometimes it seems like Grandmothers get no respect in middle-grade books. They sip tea, play bridge or are witches! Watch out! Here come Grannies with style. Who knew bridge playing tea sippers could be such amazing thieves? Not only can they pull off heists, they can teach our middle-grade heroine …

Ali Benjamin’s debut Middle Grade book, The Thing About Jellyfish, is luminous. And that’s a terrible pun, I know, but truly this book glows with a subtle inner life, much like the jellyfish that float throughout it. The bones of the story are simple: our narrator Suzy and her best …

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 …

Arthur Whipple has a big problem. He’s extraordinarily ordinary. This just won’t do when you are a Whipple. The Whipple family has broken more world records than any other family on earth. For every child who ever dreamed of being in the Guinness Book of World Records comes a hilarious …