Tuesday, August 24, 2010


...I will not be reading Mockingjay with the rest of the world.

Go ahead. Stone me if you must.

But, truth be told, I haven't read Hunger Games or Catching Fire yet, either. Bring on the torch and pitchforks, I know. It's not that I'm not interested in reading them, it's that I've been focusing so much on MG fiction that the YA stuff has pretty much fallen to the wayside.

So, unless you show up on my door with a YA book in your hands, chances are I won't be reading it anytime soon.

But at least I know that Mockingjay is coming out today. I'm not completely out of it, you know.

Just mostly out of it.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

On the Mixed-Up Files Blog...

I meant to post this yesterday, but my oldest, Dude, had his 12th birthday party yesterday. So, understandably, I forgot to do half the stuff on my To-Do list. And it was a late party (we watched "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" on the side of the house--outdoor movie night!--and then two of the boys spent the night here), so I'm just getting back into the swing of things.

Anyway, though I try not to post too much here about the group blog, because I know plenty of you aren't kidlit (or MG) writers, I'm posting something today. Why? Well, because my post went up yesterday, so I have to do a shout out. It's all about mysteries for middle-grade kids, with a book list of my favorites.

Head on over and check it out. Please?

Pretty please?

Pretty please with a cherry on top?

I'M BEGGING YOU! PLEASE VISIT! And don't forget to leave a comment there telling everyone how intelligent I am. Because I am...you know...intelligent and all.

See you on the mixed-up flip side!