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I enjoyed the post. I'm doing PiBoIdMo and just by opening my mind, I got an idea I love for a new YA. I take the ideas where they take me!
#92 - November 14, 2011, 07:54 AM
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The Teacher/Librarian Page of From the Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors has been updated. Hope you can come buy and check it out. If there is a particularly good resource you know of that you'd like to see on future updates email me at   justdeb @ debamarshall.com

http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2011/11/teacherlibrarian-page-update/

Happy Tuesday All!
#93 - November 15, 2011, 06:25 AM

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Great resources, Deb. Thanks.
#94 - November 15, 2011, 08:03 AM
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I enjoyed the post. I'm doing PiBoIdMo and just by opening my mind, I got an idea I love for a new YA. I take the ideas where they take me!

Thanks, Kelly.  And yay for getting lots of PB and even a YA idea this month.  You go!!!! :cheerleader

Thanks for updating the Teacher/Librarian Page, Deb.  I can't wait to check it out. :)

#95 - November 15, 2011, 09:04 PM

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 :thankyou  Deb, what a rich, wonderful resource!  :)
#96 - November 16, 2011, 06:35 AM
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Today I interview C. Alexander London about his TV habits, his world travel , and his MG Accidental Adventure series.  http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2011/11/accidental-adventure-c-alexander-london/
#97 - November 16, 2011, 07:39 AM

Today Tracy Abell talks about her literary inspirations. Please stop by and share yours!

http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2011/11/writers-literary-inspirations-post/
#98 - November 18, 2011, 06:27 AM
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Indie Spotlight on Little Joe's Books of Katonah, NY:

http://tinyurl.com/2dsh4pb
#99 - December 12, 2011, 06:31 AM
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I wanted to bump Karen's Indie Spotlight on Little Joe's Books of Katonah, NY:

http://tinyurl.com/2dsh4pb

It sounds like a fine store that's working hard to get books into kids' hands.  Please check it out.
#100 - December 12, 2011, 02:11 PM
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Interviewing a ghost on the Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors. You heard that right...a ghost. Derek the Ghost to be exact. He wrote SCARY SCHOOL..it's fun, it's creepy. I moved around a lot when I was a kid. Never had to fit into a school quite like this, but kind of wish I had. Also doing a giveaway of the book!

Here's the interview and info on the giveaway:

http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2011/12/interview-giveaway-scary-school-derek-ghost/

Happy Monday, all!
#101 - December 19, 2011, 05:10 AM

Today blueboarder Kami Kinard is featured on the Mixed-Up Files for her debut novel, The Boy Project:

http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2012/02/boy-project-kami-kinard/
#102 - February 06, 2012, 06:19 AM
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Today I share how the WFH and licensed character book world really works, including some great info from Eve Adler, an editor with Grosset and Dunlap/Price Stern Sloan.

http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2012/02/world-licensed-characters-work-for-hire/
#103 - February 09, 2012, 10:35 PM

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Today, I blogged about some of my favorite middle-grade novels that came out in the past couple of years by new authors (or authors who are new to this genre).  I also included quite a few recent MG favorites that Blueboarders shared with me.  Many of them are books I already love...and there are several I never heard of that look awesome. I can't wait to add them to my must-read list!

http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2012/03/favorite-middle-grade-novels/
#104 - March 09, 2012, 11:08 AM

Today we feature Lisa Graff, author of Double Dog Dare, on the Mixed-Up Files:

http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2012/04/double-dog-lisa-graff/
#105 - April 18, 2012, 06:14 AM
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Want a chance to win a signed copy of the amazing middle-grade novel, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, by Jonathan Auxier? Hop on over to my interview on the Mixed-Up Files site and leave a comment. Jonathan shared tons of great info, including an awesome reading exercise that could be a huge help when plotting future manuscripts.

http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2012/05/interview-giveaway-jonathan-auxier/
#106 - May 07, 2012, 06:43 AM

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Thanks Mindy! Got my entry in too! What a cool interview. I'm trying so hard to better my knowledge of plot, so his tidbit was very timely.

Grace :horse:
#107 - May 07, 2012, 08:56 PM

Blueboarder Lynne Kelly in on the Mixed-Up Files today for her debut novel, CHAINED. Leave a comment to win a copy!

http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2012/05/interview-lynne-kelly-debut-author-chained/
#108 - May 09, 2012, 06:12 AM
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You're welcome, Grace.  I'm glad Jonathan's plot advice was helpful. :)
#109 - May 09, 2012, 11:46 AM

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Hop on over to the Mixed-Up Files blog to read an interview with Robin Mellom, author of THE CLASSROOM: The Epic Documentary of a Not-Yet Epic Kid.  It's the first book in her new series for middle grade readers.  Robin shares the differences between writing MG and YA, her favorite and least favorite memories from middle school, and how a chat with the editor of her debut novel helped turn the first manuscript she wrote into this amazing series.

Leave a comment on the Mixed-Up Files site for a chance to win a signed copy of THE CLASSROOM!

http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2012/06/meet-robin-mellom-chance-win-classroom/
#110 - June 21, 2012, 09:34 AM

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My interview with agent Alyssa Eisner Henkin is up on the Mixed-Up Files site. She shares tons of helpful info about the changing market and great ways for authors to promote themselves. She's giving away a copy of the bestselling MG, Wonder...plus a 20 page critique of a middle grade manuscript! WOW! She also shared a link to another giveaway of a critique for one picture book or up to 20 pages of an MG or YA.
http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2012/06/alyssa-eisner-henkin/
#111 - June 28, 2012, 11:59 AM

I'd better hop on over and check it out!

P.S. How ya doin' Mindy?
#112 - July 06, 2012, 10:41 AM
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Hi Mindy!
I found your blog <finally> recently, and LOVE IT. Thanks for all the words of wisdom and encouragement!
#113 - July 06, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Congratulations!!! Looking forward to adding this to my list. ^_^
#114 - July 06, 2012, 06:13 PM

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Fabtabulous site, E! It's a great resource for middle grade writiers that I hope keeps going:)
#115 - July 09, 2012, 04:23 PM

A cool look at girls in historical fiction (and some nonfiction too) on the Mixed-Up Files today. Girl Power!

http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2012/09/girl-power/
#116 - September 21, 2012, 06:33 AM
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This was a great post; I tweeted it, too!
Aloha,
Tori :palmtree
#117 - September 22, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Love this! 10 Things Writers Can Learn From the Titanic via The Mixed-Up Files today:

http://tinyurl.com/8s2n7c5
#118 - October 19, 2012, 06:27 AM
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Karen, A big thanks for the share! I always enjoy Mixed-Up-Files posts!
#119 - October 19, 2012, 11:41 AM

A new interview and giveaway on the Mixed-Up Files today for Helen Phillips debut Where the Sunbeams are Green (cool themes of ecotourism and environmentalism too):

http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2012/11/sunbeams-green-helen-phillips/
#120 - November 16, 2012, 08:03 AM
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