A Middle Grade Novel for Insect Lovers

I guess I’m a frustrated entomologist. I even did a magazine piece where I followed around an Iowa State professional entomologist — sort of a day-in-the-life of a bug scientist. So I was excited to see the publication of a MG novel by Jennifer Angus, who is a fantastic artist. I’d seen a showing of […]

Congratulations to National Book Award Winner Cynthia Kadohata

Enjoyed watching the live steam of the National Book Award ceremonies last night and the gracious acceptance speech of Cythnia Kadohata. The Thing About Luck is wonderful. National Book Award, Young Adult, YA Novel, YA writing, young adult writing, queries, agents, wri, writing young adult novels, what makes a good young adult novel,

Trash Can Days — A Review

Middle School as cultural touchstone by Teddy Steinkellner, Disney-Hyperion August, 2013 This is an accomplished MG/YA novel with enough sophistication to appeal to older readers as well. It employs an eclectic narrative technique with four distinct first person points of view, mixed with excerpts from text exchanges, tweets, blog pages, letters and school announcements. Thank […]