MIDDLE GRADE MONTH: Summer Reads

This week we have middle grade author Will Taylor whose debut book MAGGIE AND ABBY’S NEVER-ENDING PILLOW FORT came out this year (Harper Children’s, April). The sequel is due out next year. There’s this idea some grownups have that you have to trick kids...

MIDDLE GRADE MONTH: Summer at the Library

  In this guest post, acclaimed-author Douglas Rees talks about working in a library and how to keep kids reading in the Summer. Doug is the author of ELEKTRA’S ADVENTURES IN TRAGEDY a Young Adult novel released by Running Press Kids in 2018 and TYRANNOSAURUS...

MIDDLE GRADE MONTH: What is “Middle Grade?”

Lately in the querybox I have gotten a lot of submissions labeled “MG/YA”. This makes me angry because I love both YA and MG but you cannot do this.  When querying an agent, an author must pick one primary genre. You might say “It’s Middle...

June is Middle Grade Madness Month at Fuse!

It’s that time of year. Kids are leaving school and turning to the outdoors… but wait we want them indoors READING. We have some great middle grade titles that have been released over the last year as well as some great tips from the authors about writing...