Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.


Longtime Writer’s Digest Editor, Chuck Sambuchino manages these one day learning experiences. I went to a recent event in Colorado but many are scheduled throughout the United States and occasionally Canada through 2020. I often don’t have 3-5 days to … Continue reading

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MMGM for August 5, 2019

            Click the cool sun to reach a blogger’s post! Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review and GIVEAWAY  of SWEET HOME ALASKA by Carole Estby Dagg. June McCrary Jacobs has a special feature on the 75th … Continue reading

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Marvelous Middle Grade Monday and my review of a sweet historical tale. There’s also a GIVEAWAY detailed below (U.S. Addresses only). It’s 1934, and times are tough for Trip’s family after the mill in … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO MY BLOG TOUR STOP FOR THE AMELIA FANG SERIES! The first two books are out now with a castle full of zany characters and creatures. Here’s what to expect from Book #1: AMELIA FANG AND THE BARBARIC BALL … Continue reading

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School revs up for many very soon.  It’s also a time when new readers of middle grade books begin to poke around at the titles.  I inevitably get the concerned question from a parent.: My 7 or 8 year old … Continue reading

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MMGM for July 28,2019

           Click an arrow to reach a blogger’s post! Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of OUT OF PLACE by Jennifer Blechar. Sue Heavenrich at Sally’s Bookshelf has a double offering. Up first is a featured … Continue reading

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THE PLOT (From Harper Collins Publishers) Twelve-year-old Cove Bernstein’s year has gone from bad to worse. First, her best friend, Nina, moved from Martha’s Vineyard to New York City. Then, without Nina around, Cove became the target of a bullying … Continue reading

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