From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors

I’m one of a passel of middle-grade authors participating in a new group blog all about middle-grade books. You can find it here: http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/. My own contributions are regular every-other-monthly lists and articles about “boy books,” the first of which will appear in one week and lists some of my favorite books from Guys Read. There’s a great give-away to kick things off with a terrific nine-book package; one is Mudville. Go leave a comment to enter.

To keep this file appropriately mixed up, here’s a great review of Mamba Point by Shelby Grossman, who blogs about Liberian and West African issues. She quotes the scene I myself would have picked as the heart of the book. Shelby’s blog is a great resource for anyone interested in Liberia.