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December Roundup & Tips For A Healthy Reading LIst

December Roundup & Tips For A Healthy Reading LIst

December 25, 2017

The December roundup episode with host Mindy McGinnis, as well as tips on how to round out a healthy reading list fro 2018.

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Air & Ash by Alex Lidell

Killer Potential by AftenBrook Szymanski

AC Gaughen: Querying As A Teenager

AC Gaughen: Querying As A Teenager

December 18, 2017

Today’s guest is AC Gaughen the author of the Scarlet Trilogy (Scarlet, Lady Thief and Lion Heart) and the Elementae quartet which will start with REIGN THE EARTH in January 2018. She serves on the board for the non-profit Boston GLOW, creating opportunities to encourage and engage teen girls in the Greater Boston area. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from St. Andrews University in Scotland and a Masters in Education from Harvard University. She joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about how she began to query as a fourteen year old, and how her own love of reading historical and fantasy influenced her writing both then and now, how she knew her own skill set was better suited for traditional publishing rather than self-publishing, and how teaching writing can be inspiring.

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The Medici’s Daughter by Sophie Perinot 

Gayle Rosengren: A Career in Freelance Writing

Gayle Rosengren: A Career in Freelance Writing

December 11, 2017

Guest Gayle Rosengren, author of the middle grade titles WHAT THE MOON SAID and COLD WAR ON MAPLE STREET joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about how different writing skills can be used to create a freelance career, using the three things that all middle grade audiences have in common in order to break the historical ice, and who to target when creating supplemental material for your books. 

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Nonnie and I by Savannah Hendricks

An Unstill Life by Kate Larkindale

Corey Ann Haydu: Writers and School Visits

Corey Ann Haydu: Writers and School Visits

December 4, 2017

Today’s guest is Corey Ann Haydu, author of the YA novels OCD LOVE STORY, LIFE BY COMMITTEE, MAKING PRETTY, the middle grade novel, RULES FOR STEALING STARS and the upcoming YA novel THE CAREFUL UNDRESSING OF LOVE. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and The New School’s Writing for Children MFA program, Corey has been working in children’s publishing since 2009.

Corey joins host Mindy McGinnis to talk about how the acting world helped thicken her skin for the ups and downs of publishing, writing about OCD from a place of understanding, and the moment of choosing a voice for a story that determines whether it will be middle grade or YA, and what to try - and not try - at school visits.

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ROCKS FALL, EVERYONE DIES by Lindsay Ribar

 

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