How does one become a member of the Middle Grade Mafia Extended Family? 1) Follow us on Twitter; 2) Contribute to the blog at least once every three months; 3) Promote other Family members’ good news through social media; 4)Write, illustrate, represent, or publish middle grade fiction. If you meet these four requirements, you will have a bio of 25 word or less listed on the site and links to website/social media. All bios will be listed alphabetically.
Lynn is a freelancer and the author of 3 books for adults; her agent is circulating her first middle grade novel. She lives with her family and rescue dogs in the Atlanta area.
Jamie Pacton is a blogger for Parents magazine, and her fiction is represented by Stefanie Lieberman at Janklow & Nesbit. She loves reading, going to museums, making art, sailing, drinking coffee, and hanging out with her friends, her husband, and her kids.
Laura Raines is an Atlanta freelance writer who has written articles about health care, business, education, and the arts for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and many private clients. She and her actor sister, Beth Raines, have completed their first Middle Grade novel.