Author Archives: Greg Pattridge

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...writing middle grade novels.

THOMAS WILDUS AND THE WIZARD OF SUMERIA

The second installment in the Elandrian Chronicles series continues the fantasy adventure I first reviewed last year (Thomas Wildus and The Book of Sorrows). Thomas’s friend Enrique is back along with another friend, Akhil. The boys are now 14 and … Continue reading

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THE FORGOTTEN LETTERS

Father’s Day is Sunday and even though my dad passed away many years ago, the June celebration gets me thinking about him more. Especially this year. I grew up with a houseful of older and younger sisters and as the … Continue reading

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MMGM for June 15, 2020

Starting this week and continuing through the summer, I’ll be lending the top spot to one of our frequent contributors. Today it’s Natalie Aguirre at Literary Rambles. Her site has frequent author and agent interviews, along with giveaways. If you’ve … Continue reading

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ONE LAST SHOT

As I tee off with my review I’ll admit Mr. Anderson is one of my favorite authors with books like MRS. BIXBY’S LAST DAY, FINDING ORION, and POSTED. With ONE LAST SHOT he chose one of my least favorite storytelling … Continue reading

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MMGM for JUNE 8, 2020

                          It’s National Little League Baseball Week! Sad to say games will be sparse this summer, but you can fill your all star’s spare time with one of these great books. Click on a star to reach a blogger’s featured … Continue reading

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HERE IN THE REAL WORLD

I first read a Sara Pennypacker book back in 2016, a story called PAX. About a boy and his beloved red fox. It tugged at your emotions and the writing was like a tutorial on what makes a great MG … Continue reading

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MY 1,000th POST WINNERS

Congratulations to the three winners of my recent GIVEAWAY. They each receive a box filled with 10 books and an MMGM sticky note pack. Your prize package will arrive soon. Here are the lucky threesome: MICHELLE MASON FAITH HOUGH DANIELLE … Continue reading

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THE LEGENDS OF PINENA – INVASION OF THE ALIENS

I had not heard of author Amy Zhao when she contacted me about featuring her fourth book. Not surprising as about 75% of my reviews are for contemporary stories. When I do dip into fantasy and magical realism, I hope … Continue reading

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MMGM for JUNE 1, 2020

                  CLICK ON A STAR TO REACH A BLOGGER”S POST: Here at ALWAYS in the MIDDLE I have a review of WRONG WAY SUMMER by Heidi Lang. Faith Hough at Blythe & Bold gives us a look at THE TIME … Continue reading

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WRONG WAY SUMMER

Summer officially begins on June 20th, but I always feel like the season starts on June 1st. What better way to start this fun time of the year with a book about a summer road trip. WRONG WAY SUMMER takes … Continue reading

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