My fellow Scribe and good friend, Kathy Palm, just finished writing a book for Middle Grade and is sending it out to agents now. I wish her great luck. I got a chance to critique it, and there was nothing much to critique. The book was WONDERFUL.
She shares her view on Middle Grade books here. And it’s great advice! If you read to your kids while they were growing up, this will give you the warm and fuzzies, like it did me.
I put the last chapter of Bruin’s Orphans on my webpage. http://www.judithpostswritingmusings.com/
I wrote the book for my two daughters when they were young. It’s a bit on the bleak side and has a folktale feel, but Robyn loved a book of fairytales that were a little dark. She read Stephen King’s SILVER BULLET when she was in second grade and wrote to him, and he wrote back! Both girls loved Greek myths, and those aren’t always cheerful. When they asked me to scare them, this is what I came up with. Just a series of little scares:)
When I first wrote this, I had an old model computer that stored writing on little, hard, square disks that I can’t use anymore. Luckily, I had a paper copy, so I could type each chapter into my current computer so that I could share it. Boy, am I not good at just plain typing! Anyway, now I have it again for the girls. They asked about it, and I had to dig around to find it. I wrote a myth-type story for them that year, too, but it’s going to stay in the box for a while. Typing isn’t my strong point:)
Also, just to let you know, tomorrow I’m starting a blog tour. I’ll visit a different blog every Tuesday for eight weeks. Each stop is unique with something new on each one. Answering all of the questions the bloggers sent was fun. I’ll share the link here each Tuesday, and I hope you’ll check them out.