Category Archives: Publishing

Author Interview: Eric Kahn Gale

Hi Eric and welcome to ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. Congratulations on your new book, THE WIZARD’S DOG, scheduled to be launched next week. I’ll have a review later this month. First off, how did you decide to become a writer? I actually … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Sins For Rejection

I was cleaning up a few loose papers from last month’s Big Sur in the Rockies Writer’s Conference and found one more helpful set of notes… Most of us know the importance of that first page to hook the reader … Continue reading

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Never Stop Learning the Craft

David Viscott: “In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try.” I always urge students to be in charge of their own learning. “Seek answers to your own questions and continue to have growth every … Continue reading

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Middle Grade March is this Weekend

You can click on the image to get all the details. It starts midnight on March 1st. Find a middle grade title you have wanted to read and dig in! I’m signed up, though time may only allow me to … Continue reading

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Libraries as Publishers

What started out as a way to offer e-books to their patrons, the Douglas County Library (Colorado) has discovered many more uses for its software system, including publishing. Other libraries across the nation are creating their own versions. This has … Continue reading

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Blog Comments Do Payoff

I’m in the habit of posting comments on other blogs 5-10 times per week, never expecting anything in return. Well, I did get something in return this morning by being the winner of an ARC for GRAVE IMAGES by Jenny … Continue reading

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Word Counts and Newbery Medal Winners

I couldn’t resist one more post on word counts. Out of the five most recent Newbery Medal* winners, only one falls into the 30-40,000 word middle grade guidelines. If you take a look at these new classics, only Rebecca Stead’s … Continue reading

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