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Kind of Perfect Voice: An Interview with Linda Urban

If you’re anything like me, when you think middle-grade voice, the cover of A CROOKED KIND OF PERFECT materializes in your mind’s eye. I think of that book as the pitch-perfect example of middle-grade voice. I couldn’t wait to read … Continue reading

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Mixed-Up Interview: Talking Middle Grade

Stay tuned, dear readers, for a meaty interview coming up very soon with author-illustrator extraordinaire, Ruth Barshaw. Until then, thanks to the good folks at the From the Mixed-Up Files…blog for inviting me to stop by. My interview, conducted by … Continue reading

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The Red Hook Bond: Danette Vigilante and Torrey Maldonado

One of my very best literary friends, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, suggested I interview two of her fellow Brooklynite middle-grade novelists: Torrey Maldonado and Danette Vigilante. She said, “Their books should be each other’s first date.” She didn’t need to say more … Continue reading

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