Debut Club: Erin Teagan on THE FRIENDSHIP EXPERIMENT
contemporary middle grade

Debut Club: Erin Teagan on THE FRIENDSHIP EXPERIMENT

Jonathan Roth interviewed Erin about her contemporary middle-grade novel, which was just published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Erin’s a member of the Sweet Sixteens, an online author group for writers debuting this year. Jonathan’s own debut will be out in 2018. ABOUT THE NOVEL   Future scientist Madeline Little is dreading the start of middle … Continue reading

Meet the Author: Mary E. Lambert
contemporary middle grade / Meet the Author / Swanky 17s

Meet the Author: Mary E. Lambert

When Mary E. Lambert was eight years old, her grandma told her that she should be a writer. Mary said, “No.” She thought she’d rather be a teacher. Many years later, Mary realized there was no avoiding one of her grandma’s pronouncements, and she started to write novels. In 2014, Mary graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts with … Continue reading

Meet the Author: Carter Higgins
contemporary middle grade / Swanky 17s

Meet the Author: Carter Higgins

Carter is a librarian at an independent school in Los Angeles and the author of two forthcoming picture books from Chronicle Books. She is an Emmy-winning visual effects and motion graphics artist whose career has covered all the nooks and crannies of visual storytelling. She writes about picture books and graphic design at her blog, Design of the Picture … Continue reading

Meet the Author: Wendy McLeod MacKnight
contemporary middle grade / Meet the Author / Mystery

Meet the Author: Wendy McLeod MacKnight

Wendy McLeod MacKnight grew up in a magical small town with a library card as her prized possession. Over the course of her professional life, she’s been responsible for early childhood and child welfare programming, and ended her public service career as head of the Government of New Brunswick’s Department of Education. One day she … Continue reading

Debut Club: Jennie K. Brown Dishes On POPPY MAYBERRY
contemporary middle grade / Middle Grade Fantasy

Debut Club: Jennie K. Brown Dishes On POPPY MAYBERRY

Jennie K. Brown talked to fellow author Sara J. Pla about her first middle-grade novel, just published by Tantrum Books. Sweet-Sixteen Jennie is a Saturday. Sally, a Swanky 17, is a Wednesday. And if you want to learn more about the relevance of this, read on about Jennie and POPPY MAYBERRY, THE MONDAY!! ABOUT THE … Continue reading

Meet the Author: Ali Standish
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Meet the Author: Ali Standish

Ali Standish grew up in North Carolina and graduated from Pomona College before spending several years as an educator in the Washington, D.C. public school system. She has an MFA in children’s writing from Hollins University and is working on an MPhil in Children’s Literature from the University of Cambridge. She lives with her Finnish … Continue reading