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My Great and Powerful Comment Box Moment of Oz — Middle Grade Minded

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A great writer once said, “As writers for children, we have a responsibility to uphold.” *steps aside as villions claim responsibility for this quote*But only one said it at a specific conference, and only one said it to me when they critiqued an old sci-fi manuscript of mine. Now, this story was my Big #2. Which…

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Announcing the 2016 Pitch Wars Mentors! — Brenda Drake

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…Woot! And I’m one of ’em! (-:

We’re getting excited behind the scenes for our fifth Pitch Wars! For those unfamiliar with Pitch Wars, it’s a contest where published/agented authors, editors, or interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions on how to make the manuscript shine. The mentor also critiques his/her writer’s pitch to get it ready…

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Agent Interview with Victoria Selvaggio of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency (JDLIT) —Middle Grade Minded

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We’re playing 20 Questions with my very own lovely agent, Victoria Selvaggio of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency. Welcome, Vicki! When I was querying, I loved checking out all the agent interviews as part of my research. It was a great chance to get a feel for a prospective agent to see if we’d…

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Pack Your Gear! We’re on Blog-Tour With TREASURE AT LURE LAKE By Shari Schwarz! -Plus a Giveaway! — Middle Grade Minded

I’m so excited to be the next stop on Shari Schwarz’s TREASURE AT LURE LAKE blog tour! *tugs horn* *shouts: ALL ABOARD!* You guys, I LOVED this book! Twelve-year-old Bryce and his big brother, Jack, absolutely won my heart in this fast-paced, heart-pumping camping adventure. (I’m still thinking about them). I was immediately invested in the plight…

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