The year 2020 did such a bang-up job on so many writers that here were are, nearly halfway through 2021, and most of us are
We’ve all heard it before: conflict is what drives stories. This idea has led to a market where bestsellers are stuffed with ever-increasing stakes that
Fairy tales are kind of my thing. Whether classics by Anderson and Grimm, modern versions of old favorites, or brand-new stories told in fairy tale
For over a decade, Catherine Fisher, author of the New York Times-bestselling INCARCERON duology, has been a firm fixture of young adult fantasy. Now, Fisher
Author Josh Roberts talks about recent success and the thrilling, chilling and sometimes painful experience of writing a second book.
A fast-paced fantasy adventure about a family, a goblin, and a world whose magic is slowly dying…
The Elephant’s Girl by Celesta Rimington (Random House, May 2020) is a charming middle grade novel that explores the nature of family, friendship, and honoring
If you’re a novelist, whether you outline your books before you begin drafting or not, there comes a point where you have to be able
You know the feeling. You crack the cover on a brand new book you’ve been waiting to get your hands on, and three pages in
Budding young musician Amelia Jones has always had one goal: to be accepted into the Mystwick School of Musicraft, where her mother, who died when Amelia was young, was once a star flute player and maestro.
As Halloween approaches, author Josh Roberts talks with us about what makes for a great spooky middle grade novel.
I just *love* spooky middle grade novels, so when I was offered a chance to read THE GRAVE DIGGER by Rebecca Bischoff, I leapt at