Kami Kinard’s The Boy Project: Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister was re-released in paperback in July 2016. Middle Grade Mafia is excited to talk to Kami about her publishing experience and learn more about Kara McAllister’s quest for a boyfriend.  Kami is graciously offering to give away a free copy of The …

Balancing being a writer and stay-at-home dad during the summer has one drawback… reduced reading time! But as the saying goes…good things come to those who wait. In this case, the good this was OF ENEMIES AND ENDINGS by Shelby Bach. The four-part series follows Rory from learning that she …

As we continue to expand the Middle Grade Mafia community, we have been able to meet some of the amazingly talented authors. This week is no different as I had the opportunity to connect with Jennifer Holm, author of the recent release THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH. She is a two-time Newberry Honor winner and has worked …

In the effort to introduce the wonderful artist behind the great MG covers, Brian Biggs took the time to answer a few of our questions. You may have seen Brian’s amazing work on such MG books as the ROSCOE RILEY RULES series and the FRANK EINSTEIN books (you’re actually getting a sneak …

As a writer/reader of Mid-Grade books, and the father of a Mid-Grade reluctant reader, it is refreshing to come across a book that is smart, witty and keeps readers wanting more. Almost two years ago, I came across Christopher Healy and his wonderful fractured fairy tale world of Prince Charmings …

Reading THE TIME OF THE FIREFLIES by Kimberly Griffiths Little is like eating comfort food. Think brownies just out of the oven. It’s a wonderful mix of favorite middle grade fiction themes: a curse, time travel and coming of age all wrapped up in mystery flavored by its setting: Louisiana. …