Monday, February 27, 2017

MMGM Links (2/27/17)

No real updates this week, so I'll jump straight to the MMGM links!
- Justin Talks Books is celebrating EVERY DAY ON EARTH.  Click HERE to see what he thought.
- Melissa Roske is interviewing author Mary E. Lambert. Click HERE for all the fun.
- Rosi Hollinsbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--SCAR ISLAND. Click HERE for details.
-  Children's Books Heal is highlighting MY DEMON'S NAME IS ED. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Andrea Mack is howling for THE WOLF KEEPERS.  Click HERE to find her feature.
- Time Travel Times Two is doing a tribute to RUTH CHEW. Click HERE to see why.
- A Bookshelf Monstrosity has chills for SHACKLES FROM THE DEEP. Click HERE to see why.
-  The Shannon Messenger Fan Club is highlighting MOLLY MOON'S INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM. Click HERE for their review.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf wants everyone to try on THE HUNDRED DRESSES. Click HERE to see why. 
- Bookish Ambition is cheering for ZOE IN WONDERLAND. Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is feeling the heat of THE BLAZING BRIDGE. Click HERE to read his review.  
- Reading Violet has a guest review of SPY SCHOOL. Click HERE to check it out 
- Dorine White is seeing a new HORIZON. Click HERE for her review. 
- Sue Kooky is spreading some love for FORGE. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time.    
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week   
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.  

If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.

Monday, February 20, 2017

MMGM Links (2/20/17)

As usual, I have a couple of quick updates before I get to the links, about a couple of things I have coming up on my events calendar. I'll be at the Tucson Festival of books in early March, and they've finally given me my festival schedule. So if you're planning on being there, here's where you can find me:


SATURDAY SCHEDULE (3/11/17)


11:30am - 12:30pm: TALK & SIGNING—20 WAYS NOT TO WRITE YOUR FIRST BOOK
Room 333, The College of Education, 1430 E 2 St, Tucson, AZ 85721 

1:00pm - 1:45pm: AUTOGRAPHING AT THE MOSTLY BOOKS BOOTH
University of Arizona Campus, Main Hall

2:30pm - 3:30pm:PANEL & SIGNING — POWER AND INTRIGUE IN FANTASY WORLDS (with Maggie Stiefvater and Aprilynne Pike)
Kiva Room, The College of Education, 1430 E 2 St, Tucson, AZ 85721

SUNDAY SCHEDULE (3/12/17)
11:30am -12:00pm:Writing Workshop on Fantasy
Teen Lounge, 1430 E 2 St, Tucson, AZ 85721

12:30pm - 1:15pm
PANEL— MOVING THROUGH ALTERNATIVE WORLDS (with Alexandra Bracken)
Teen & Author Stage, 1430 E 2 St, Tucson, AZ 85721


Also, for all you middle grade writers out there, I'll be part of the faculty for a special middle-grade writing retreat in Sapphire, North Carolina on October 4-8th, 2017. The other author teaching along with me will be the amazing Carrie Ryan, and it's going to be SO MUCH FUN. For information on the rates or to register (and FYI, I hear these retreats book up FAST so if you're interested, you might want to jump on that) go HERE for the retreat's main website.

And I know those updates may lead some of you to ask me about other upcoming events, and the truth is, my calendar is going to be fairly light this year. I *will* be touring for NIGHTFALL--and no, I don't know which cities I'll be touring to, yet (and remember, my publisher chooses the cities, not me!). And I do have a few scattered festivals I'll be hitting throughout the year. But I have a LOT of writing and revising to do, so I'm trying to manage my time to focus on that.
Okay! Now, on to the MMGM links!
- Justin Talks Books is back with a feature on CURE FOR THE COMMON UNIVERSE.  Click HERE to see what he thought.
- Suzanne Warr is spotlighting EL DEAFO. Click HERE to see why.
- Mark Baker is on the edge of his seat for TERROR ON KAMIKAZE RUN. Click HERE for his review.
-  Children's Books Heal is highlighting ASHES: THE SEEDS OF AMERICA TRILOGY. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Middle Grade Munch is championing BEN, THE DRAGONBORN.  Click HERE to find their feature.
- Natalie Aguirre has a guest post by author Ali Standish--and a GIVEAWAY of THE ETHAN I WAS BEFORE. Click HERE for details.  
- A Bookshelf Monstrosity has chills for GHOST. Click HERE to see why.
-  Sue Ford loved ONE FOR THE MURPHYS. Click HERE for her review.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH. Click HERE to see why they love this classic.
- Middle Grade Munch is featuring the TRUE COLORS SERIES.  Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is cheering for OUR COUNTRY'S PRESIDENTS. Click HERE to read his review.  
- Bookish Ambition is ANSWERING THE CRY FOR FREEDOM. Click HERE to see why.   
- Dorine White is seeing a new HORIZON. Click HERE for her review.
- Reading Violet is making waves for SATURDAYS AT SEA. Click HERE to find their feature. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is enchanted by MATILDA. Click HERE to see why.  
- Sue Kooky is caught up in CHAINS. Click HERE to read her review. 
- Carl at Boys Rule, Boys Read is giving a shout out to some sports books. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.  
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time.    
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week  


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.

Monday, February 13, 2017

MMGM Links (2/13/17)

One quick update before I get to the links--in case you missed this on my social media. It looks like NIGHTFALL is available for pre-order now on amazon* (it'll be available on other websites soon--amazon is always the first for some reason, don't ask me why). You can find it HERE--though it's really not THAT exciting since it's still missing the cover.

BUT.

It does have the current release date (which *is* subject to change, since I'm still writing the book. But hopefully not). And it has a brief plot description!

I may still be writing the book (writing as fast as I possibly can, I promise!) but I have the plot carefully planned out, so I was able to write the official summary (and I did my best to keep it free of LODESTAR spoilers, in case you haven't gotten there yet). Here it is, in case you don't feel like clicking over to the amazon pre-order page:


*And yes, I will be doing another pre-order giveaway this year--and yes, it will retroactively apply to all pre-orders. So if you decide to pre-order now, it will still qualify for the giveaway--and all details on the giveaway won't be posted until much closer to launch day.

Okay! Now, on to the MMGM links!
- Colossal Book Nerd has chills for A MONSTER CALLS.  Click HERE to see what they thought.
- The Shannon Messenger Fanclub is doing an author feature on JESSICA DAY GEORGE. Click HERE to see why.
- Melissa Roske has an author interview with Allison K. Hymas. Click HERE for all the fun.
-  Children's Books Heal is highlighting LOVING VS VIRGINIA: A DOCUMENTARY NOVEL OF THE LANDMARK CIVIL RIGHTS CASE. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- The Reading Nook wants everyone to solve A RIDDLE IN RUBY. Click HERE to find her feature.
- Renell Aysling continues her Roald Dahl Reading Roadtrip with JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. Click HERE to see her thoughts.  
- Sally's Bookshelf is feeling keen on GARVEY'S CHOICE. Click HERE to see why.
-  Rosa Hollinsbeck is also reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--GARVEY'S CHOICE. Click HERE for details.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending THE UNFINISHED ANGEL. Click HERE to see what they thought.  
- Middle Grade Munch is featuring the TRUE COLORS SERIES.  Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is betting on ZACK DELACRUZ--JUST MY LUCK. Click HERE to read his review.  
- Bookish Ambition is talking about THE NIGHT OF THE COMET. Click HERE to see why.   
- Dorine White is cheering for THE MARVELOUS MAGIC OF MISS MABEL. Click HERE for her thoughts.
- Reading Violet is braving the WRATH OF THE STORM. Click HERE to find their feature. 
- Andrea Mack is gushing about HOWARD WALLACE, P.I. Click HERE to see why. 
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.  
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time.    
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week  


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.

Monday, February 6, 2017

MMGM Links (2/6/17)

First: in case you missed it, the title for KEEPER 6 has been revealed!



No clue when I'll have a cover or release date--but now you know what to call it!

And now on to the MMGM links!
- Colossal Book Nerd joins the MMGM fun with a feature on ONE. Click HERE to welcome them to the group.  
- The Shannon Messenger Fanclub is sweet on SUGAR AND ICE. Click HERE to read their feature.  
- Melissa Roske has an author interview with Corabel Shofner. Click HERE for all the fun.
-  Children's Books Heal is wishing on EVERY FALLING STAR. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Bookshelf Monstrosity is talking about WORD OF MOUSE. Click HERE to find her feature.
- Renell Aysling continues her Roald Dahl Reading Roadtrip with GEORGE'S MARVELOUS MEDICINE. Click HERE to see her thoughts.  
- Time Travel Times Two is highlighting JOURNEY THROUGH ASH AND SMOKE (Ranger in Time #5). Click HERE to see why.
-  Rosa Hollinsbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--TOTALLY WACKY FACTS ABOUT HISTORY. Click HERE for details.  
- Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending MY LIFE IN PINK & GREEN. Click HERE to see what they thought.  
- Michelle Mason is championing THE SWAP.  Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is singing praises for WELCOME TO WONDERLAND--HOME SWEET MOTEL. Click HERE to read his review.  
- Bookish Ambition is sharing WISHES, KISSES, AND PIGS. Click HERE to see why.   
- Suzanne Warr is feeling AMONG THE IMPOSTERS. Click HERE for her take.
- Reading Violet is braving THE TUNDRA TRIALS. Click HERE to find their feature. 
- Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles has an interview with author Dana Langer--with a GIVEAWAY of SIREN SISTERS. Click HERE for details.
- Carl at Boys Rule, Boys Read is spotlighting two terrific 2017 reads. Click HERE to see what they are. 
- Sue Ford is dying for others to read DYING TO MEET YOU. Click HERE to see why.  
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.  
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time.    
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week  


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love on a Monday (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.