Monday, April 10, 2017

First Middle Grade Podcast Episode & GIVEN TO THE SEA Giveaway!

Today the Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire podcast welcomes our first Middle Grade writer, Janet Sumner Johnson, author of THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE PB&J SOCIETY. She joined me to talk about querying when you already have a book published, and the complexities of having different agencies handling your separate projects.

We also discuss the challenge of writing for middle graders, the assumption that books for children are somehow lesser than books written for adults, as well as the question of what content to include for younger readers.

Then we geek out with favorite books from our childhood and how we interpreted them differently as adult readers, and the skill involved in layering a children’s book in a way that will change the meaning for an older reader.

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And TOMORROW is the release day for GIVEN TO THE SEA! I am so excited to get my first fantasy book out into the world. I'm celebrating with a signed copy giveaway - enter to win below!

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3 comments:

Pam said...

Hello, found you at Cardington Market.
Bought 2 of your books and loving them!
(smile)

Thank you,

Pam Striker
Iberia, Ohio

Mindy McGinnis said...

Hi Pam!

I was just in there today and the ladies were telling me that a new customer had dropped in and bought my NOT A DROP TO DRINK duology - enjoy!

Pam said...

OMG! LOL! Small world Mindy! We also bought In A Handful of Dust. Just love how you get to the point and caught my attention right off the bat to keep reading. Bravo!