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
Author: Rebecca Moody
Young Adult Review: The Night Country by Melissa Albert
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
MG Book Review: The Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher
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
INTERVIEW: Author Josh Roberts Talks Writing Frights & Spooky Sequels
Author Josh Roberts talks about recent success and the thrilling, chilling and sometimes painful experience of writing a second book.
Middle Grade Book Review: The Unready Queen (The Oddmire #2) by William Ritter
A fast-paced fantasy adventure about a family, a goblin, and a world whose magic is slowly dying…
Middle Grade Book Review: The Elephant’s Girl by Celesta Rimington
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
Three Books to Help You Outline Your Novel
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
How to Deal with Reader’s Block as a Writer
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
Middle Grade Book Review: The Mystwick School of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury
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.
Making the Modern Spooky Middle Grade Novel: An Interview with author Josh Roberts
As Halloween approaches, author Josh Roberts talks with us about what makes for a great spooky middle grade novel.
MG Book Review: The Grave Digger by Rebecca Bischoff
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
MG Book Review: The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz
The Dark Lord Elithor’s daughter, Clementine, lives a lonely life in the Valley of the Seven Sisters—too evil—and, it must be said, too uppity—to fit