Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

SPAMLY WARTHINGTON (ALMOST) SECRET AGENT

It’s another MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! I’ll be honest. I hate prologues. That made the first moments of my time with SPAMLY WARTHINGTON like I’d made a wrong turn. Thirteen pages in I finally reached chapter one and all was … Continue reading

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MONA LISA’S GHOST

Mona Lisa. The name alone brings images to mind of the iconic painting. This second story in the fantasy/sci-fi Lucy Nightingale Adventure Series capitalizes on the aura surrounding the artistic masterpiece. Book one, The Crystal Navigator,  (2014) also has a … Continue reading

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MIDDLE GRADE IN THE NEWS—4/5/18

Here are a few news and special feature articles I’ve enjoyed the past week: 1. Kids grow up so fast and soon they are reading on their own. Here’s a Dad who didn’t want to lose that time reading with … Continue reading

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MMGM for 4/2/18

The #MMGM LINKS for APRIL 2, 2018 It’s National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! (Click on some P & J to visit their site) I have a review of MICKEY MALLOY WONDER BOY!. You can scroll down to read (Also … Continue reading

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MICKEY MALLOY WONDER BOY!

WELCOME TO MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! When author Laurisa White Reyes asked me to review her newest book, MICKEY MALLOY WONDER BOY!, I jumped at the chance. I knew Laura as the moderator of Middle Grade Mania and also as … Continue reading

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KIDS AND PLEASURE READING

Are you frustrated with the lack of pleasure reading your tweens or teens are doing? Parents and teachers have all heard the excuses: I have too much homework. I’d rather play sports. There aren’t any books I like. I’ll just … Continue reading

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MIDDLE GRADE in the NEWS 3/29/18

My weeks are filled with writing, reading, teaching and mentoring. I not only read MG books (36 already this year!), but I also read articles about the craft of writing and editing. Thanks to all the bloggers out there who … Continue reading

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