Welcome to Middle Grade Mavens, where two Australian author mums discuss their favourite middle-grade books, provide recommendations and share insider industry tips for authors trying their hand at middle grade. Julie Anne Grasso is the author of the Frankie Dupont Mystery series, cupcake enthusiast and part-time children’s literacy wrangler. Pamela Ueckerman is a writer, web designer and volunteer librarian who sometimes finds time for sleep. Both Julie and Pamela devour middle-grade books not only for research but also to share with their combined brood of four munchkins.
Julie chats with Danielle Binks of Jacinta di Mase Literary management, for more insider information on what exactly middle-grade is. Plus Pamela reviews, "Swallow's Dance" by Wendy Orr and Julie reviews, "Wyrd" by Cate Whittle. Then, for a super special treat, Julie interviews Cate Whittle about writing, publishing and everything in between.
What is middle grade? Julie asks insider expert Danielle Binks of Jacinta di Mase Literary Management. Plus Pamela reviews "Fearless Frederic," by Felice Arena and Julie reviews, "The Secret of the Night Train," by Sylvia Bishop.