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 …

Congratulations to award-winning children’s author Monika Schroder on the launch of her heartfelt novel, Be Light Like a Bird.  After the sudden death of her father, Wren not only has to deal with her own grief she must witness the strange way her mother is grieving. Wren’s mother decides they need to move and Wren …

Hot off the presses! The Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency has a new agent and she is looking for middle grade fiction! Meet Suzy Evans – Suzy holds a Ph.D. in history from UC Berkeley. Her most recent books include Machiavelli for Moms (Simon & Schuster) and Forgotten Crimes: The Holocaust and People with Disabilities. …

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 …