This Week’s Awesomeness: Middle Grade Mania

Hi, friends!

I want to direct your attention away from my little blog today, and over to the new brainchild of debut author Laurisa White Reyes (The Rock of Ivanore, 2012).

After realizing how easy it was to find YA lit blogs, and how not-quite-so-easy to locate the MG ones, Laurisa spent a lot of time compiling a list of over 100 middle-grade-related blogs. Then she very generously created this new site so no one else would have to do that work again!

I am in love with this site.* Check out Middle Grade Mania - and make sure to mention any other MG blogs that may not be on the list. She’s still compiling.

* And, FYI, my 12 y.o. son is in love with Laurisa’s book! He and his friends have read it, and love it. It’s on my TBR pile – higher up now, I’ll admit, with his hearty recommendation. Check it out!

Also Awesome: I have been invited to present at the Houston Writer’s Guild Fall conference! I’ll be doing a three-hour workshop on Building Your Writer’s Toolkit. Sign up, and I’ll give you chocolate.

Posted in Children's Fiction on 06/08/2012 03:11 pm

5 Comments

  1. Exactly the site I’ve been looking for!! I started my new blog focused on MG for the same reason, though I haven’t done that sort of leg work. Can’t say YAY enough. Now…find MG beta readers for the future : ) Glad I found you!

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  2. Exactly what I was looking for! Can’t say YAY enough. I started a new blog focused on MG for the same reason: we’re outnumbered by YA lol. Now to find MG beta readers for the future…very hard!

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    • Nikki Loftin

      Thanks, Bekah! Finding beta readers isn’t hard, it’s finding the RIGHT ones that’s the trick! Thanks for stopping by – and I’d love to hear how your writing life goes!

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  3. HOORAY!! Thanks so much, Nikki! This is such a great site–I’ll spread the word. :-)

    Oh, how I would looooove to come to Houston to hear you speak (and collect chocolate)–I know you’ll be fantastic!!! (I already know how great you are at improv! HA! You and Bethany were hilarious at SCBWI!)

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    • Nikki Loftin

      Thanks, Lynda! You’re welcome to come back to TX anytime, I’ll keep the guest room free for you!

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