Tag Archive | indie kids books

Celebrate Indie Author Day With Me

I promised I would do my part to celebrate the first official Indie Author Day. So for one day only I have put ALL OF MY SEED SAVERS BOOKS on sale for 99 cents at the same time. I don’t think I’ve ever done that before. It’s only for today, so if you want to […]

10 Lesser-Known MG/YA First-in-Series FREE Books

Do you follow all the lists about which middle grade/YA books you, your kids, or your students should be reading? Are you tired of seeing the same well-known books on all the lists? Have you tried finding lists with lesser-known books? Here is a list of ten middle grade/YA books in a series with the […]

Does a Book Series Always Have to be Read in Order?

(This post has been edited/updated November 2018.) I would argue “no.” Case in point: prequels.Or one better–is there ever really a beginning? (or an ending for that matter?) What about those books that are told out of order (I’m thinking of Jodi Picoult’s first book, Songs of the Humpback Whale)? How about the Chronicles of […]

Keeping the Children in Books for the Summer

As an author of middle grade books, I’m always on the lookout for sites that help get the word out about children’s books.  When my kids were younger, we brought home boatloads of books from the library on an almost weekly basis. The best way to find a book was to ask the librarian, or […]