Monday, March 23, 2015

MMGM Links (3/23/15)

One quick update-y thing, before I get to the MMGM links. I've had a lot of readers request an easier way to keep up with important Shannon-Book-Updates, so I have finally taken the time to set up an author newsletter. I won't be sending them out very often (only when there are important update-y things) so you won't have to worry about me spamming your inbox too often.

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Okay, on to the MMGM links!
- Carl at Boys Rule Boys Read! joins the MMGM fun with a feature on three different books. Click HERE to see what they are.  
- Ben Langhinrichs is back with a shout-out for THE DETECTIVE'S ASSISTANT. Click HERE to read his review.
- Natalie Aguirre is interviewing author Erin Entrada and GIVING AWAY an ARC of BLACKBIRD FLY. Click HERE for details. 
- Cindy Tran is cheering for MANIAC MAGEE. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Sally's Bookshelf is going non-fiction this week with a feature on FATAL FEVER: TRACKING DOWN TYPHOID MARY. Click HERE to see why. 
- Andrea Mack is raving about RED WOLF. Click HERE to find her review. 
- Rachel at What Rachel Wrote is highlighting M.C. HIGGINS, THE GREAT. Click HERE to read her thoughts. 
Katie Fitzgerald has a double-feature review this week. See what she's gushing about HERE.
- Jess at the Reading Nook is singing praises for NIGHTBIRD. Click HERE for her feature. 
- Suzanne Warr is championing AUDREY (COW). Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is sharing THE TRUTH ABOUT TWINKIE PIE . Click HERE to read his feature.
- The Bookworm Blog is running away with THE RUNAWAY KING. Click HERE to see why.  
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--THE WAY TO STAY IN DESTINY. Click HERE for details.  
 - Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.   
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time!  
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site. 


If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.

Monday, March 16, 2015

MMGM Links (3/16/15)

I'M BACK!!!!

Thank you all for bearing with me. Between deadlines, event travel, and two awesome rounds of illness it has been... a rather adventurous few weeks. But I am done with all of that--hopefully.

I am waiting on edits for NEVERSEEN (which...will likely be pretty intense...) so I may have to disappear again. But hopefully not. I'll let you know if I do, but I will TRY to keep up with everything.

In the meantime, here are the MMGM links:

(and a shout out to Greg Pattridge who did his best to cover my absence. THANK YOU!)
- Sally's Bookshelf is cheering for RORY'S PROMISE. Click HERE to see why.
- Alex at Randomly Reading is spotlighting STELLA BY STARLIGHT. Click HERE to see why. 
- Susan Olson has chills for CHILDREN OF WINTER. Click HERE for her feature. 
- Suzanne Warr is highlighting KOREAN CHILDREN'S FAVORITE STORIES. Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is feeling SMALL AS AN ELEPHANT . Click HERE to read his feature.
- Jenni Enzor is blogging about LITTLE BLOG ON THE PRAIRIE. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- The Bookworm Blog is heading off to SPY CAMP. Click HERE to see why. 
- rcubed is all about RAMONA QUIMBY, AGE 8. Click HERE to read her review. 
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome! 
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week.
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Deb Marshall is a MMGM regular. Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week.   
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.  
 - Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week.  



If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.

Monday, March 9, 2015

MMGM Fail--the REVENGE!

So...it's 1:30, and I JUST got home from a very awesome, but very busy travel/event weekend, where I also had to juggle finding writing time. (huge thanks to everyone who came to see me at NTTBF!)

And I still have one and a half chapters to write in Neverseen in order to turn it in TODAY.

All of which = once again, no MMGM this week.

But I swear, this is the hump that I am about to be over (or...whatever the proper way of wording that expression is.)

So thank you for bearing with me. I promise things are about to go back to normal. Well, normal ISH. I'll still have rushed edits--but we're not going to think about THAT at the moment.

Thanks for bearing with me.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

MMGM Fail

Hey Guys,

I know lots of you probably sent me links to participate in MMGM this week. But alas, if you follow me on social media you know I've spent the last 5 days going back and forth to urgent care, trying different medicines, etc. It's been ALL KINDS OF FUN.

Don't worry--I'm not dying. I even think I'm finally on the mend. But I'm still pretty out of it. And I was technically supposed to turn in NEVERSEEN today (my lovely, amazing, wonderful, incredible editor was kind enough to grant me one final extension). So...no MMGM this week. But I'm hoping to be back on track next week.

And if you're planning to see me at the North Texas Teen Book Festival on Saturday, don't worry. I am still planning to be there. Details are on my events page if you'd like more information.

Thanks so much for your patience!

~S

Monday, February 23, 2015

MMGM Links (2/23/15)

Scrambling a bit (when aren't I, anymore? le sigh), so here's what I HOPE are correct MMGM links:
- Alex at Randomly Reading is cheering for NICKEL BAY NICK. Click HERE to see why
- Susan Olson is gushing about THE DRAGON OF ROME. Click HERE for her feature. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is highlighting OVER SEA, UNDER STONE. Click HERE to see why. 
- Suzanne Warr thinks THE DREAMER is a dream. Click HERE to see why. 
- Greg Pattridge is WAITING FOR UNICORNS (and really, who isn't?) :) . Click HERE to read his feature.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--MOONPENNY ISLAND. Click HERE for details.   
- Katie Fitzgerald is also featuring MOONPENNY ISLAND. Click HERE to see her thoughts. 
- Dorine White is breaking Brandon Mull news. Click HERE to see what it is.  
- Katie Fitzgerald has ALL THE ANSWERS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Laurisa White Reyes is championing THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE. Click HERE to see why.  
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.  
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome! 
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week.
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Deb Marshall is a MMGM regular. Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week.   



If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.

Monday, February 16, 2015

MMGM Links (2/16/15)

Heading down the home stretch of NEVERSEEN (which is good because my deadline is right on top of me.) So I'm throwing these links together with very little brainpower left after a very long drafting day. Here's hoping some of them are right...

MMGM links:
- RCubed is highlighting SEAN GRISWALD'S HEAD. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Suzanne Warr is raving about ALL FOUR STARS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Rachel at What Rachel Wrote is cheering for GOOD MASTERS, SWEET LADIES. Click HERE to see her review.
- The Bookworm Blog is gushing about SPACE CASE. Click HERE to see why.
- Greg Pattridge is feeling WEST OF THE MOON. Click HERE to read his feature.
- Sally at Sally's bookshelf is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--THE GIRLS OF GETTYSBURG. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--THE TERRIBLE TWO. Click HERE for details.   
- Jenni Enzor has chills for THE MADMAN OF THE PINEY WOODS. Click HERE to read her feature.  
- Mark Baker is taken with STORY THIEVES. Click HERE to read his review. 
- Dorine White has the trailer for CAMP OHMIGOSH. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Katie Fitzgerald has ALL THE ANSWERS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Deb Marshall is a MMGM regular. Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week.   
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.  
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome! 
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week.
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 




If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links for the coming Monday. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

KOTLC Fandom Day (psst--there's a giveaway)

Hey guys!

Just wanted to give a quick heads up to let you know about something fun happening on Instagram today.

Some of the awesome KEEPER fans over there declared today KOTLC Fandom Day and are encouraging everyone to write their team  name on their hand and post a pic. And I thought--wow, what a fun idea. (also I HAVE THE BEST FANS EVER). So I decided to sweeten the deal and add a giveaway.

You can only enter on Instagram (sorry if you're not on that platform--that's where the fun started, so I had to keep it there because I'll be drawing the winners from the hashtag). But you can definitely enter through a parents' account (or sibling or friend) if you don't have your own.

Here's a handy graphic I posted so you know how this works:


And here's the rules I posted with it:

WOO--as declared by @lostkeeper, today is KOTLC Day!! So I thought I'd reward anyone who participates with a GIVEAWAY. 
Up for grabs are 3 doodled on hardcovers of KEEPER book 1, which will go to 3 random winners.  
To enter:
Write your Team Name on your hand (can be any team you want, so long as it has to do with the KEEPER series) 
Post a pic of your doodled-on hand on Instagram by 11:59pm ET on 2/12/15--and MAKE SURE you use the hashtag: #KOTLCFANDOMDAY 
The three winners will be tagged on THIS PHOTO to let them know they've won.  
As for questions you probably have:  Only one entry per person. You can only enter on Instagram. Contest is only for today (2/12/15). International entries welcome. 


So if you're on Instagram, head over there for all the fun. And if you're not, never fear, I'll have other giveaways over the next few months.

Happy KOTLC Fandom Day everyone! (Have I mentioned my fans are THE BEST???)

TEAM KEEPER GROUP HUG!









Monday, February 9, 2015

MMGM Links (2/9/15)

STILL in the deadline cave--starting to think it's neverending. But here's your  MMGM links:
- Jess at the Reading Nook is wondering at THE IMAGINARY. Click HERE to see what she thought. 
- Suzanne Warr has chills for PENNY DREADFUL. Click HERE to see why. 
- Rachel at What Rachel Wrote is jumping for joy for RABBIT HILL. Click HERE to see her review.
- The Bookworm Blog is gushing about THE FALSE PRINCE. Click HERE to see why.
- Greg Pattridge is gushing about ELVIS AND THE UNDERDOGS. Click HERE to read his feature.
- Sally at Sally's bookshelf is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--THE GIRLS OF GETTYSBURG. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--FISH IN A TREE. Click HERE for details.   
- Susan Olson is sharing a list of "time travel to Egypt books." Click HERE to see what they are.  
- Jenni Enzor is giving lots of stars to ALL FOUR STARS. Click HERE to read her feature. 
- Deb Marshall is a MMGM regular. Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week.   
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.  
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome! 
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week.
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 




If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.

Monday, February 2, 2015

MMGM Links (2/2/15)

Before I get to the MMGM links, a couple quick updates, since last week had some exciting stuff happen!

If you missed it, the cover for NEVERSEEN has been revealed. Go HERE to see the gorgeousness.

Also, for those who've been dying to know when Let the Sky Fall #3 is going to come out, my Editor answered your question (albeit slightly vaguely) with this tweet:


(And yeah, I know that's a year later than you were probably hoping for--SORRY. I'm a wee bit behind on deadlines. But it's still happening. And I promise I'll use that extra time to make it as awesome as possible.)

And that's it. Just lots of writing writing writing (yes, I AM still in the deadline cave--sigh). So here's your  MMGM links:
- Angela Russell joins the MMGM fun with a three book GIVEAWAY. Click HERE to see what's up for grabs, and welcome her to the group.
- Michael Gettel-Gilmarten is captivated by THE INQUISITORS'S MARK. Click HERE to see why. 
- Rachel at What Rachel Wrote is telling THE TALE OF DESPERAUX. Click HERE to see her review.
- The B.O.B. is saying farewell to book blogging with a post about one of her favorite books of all time: RIDING FREEDOM. Click HERE to check it out
- Greg Pattridge is spacing out for SPACE CASE. Click HERE to read his feature.
- Natalie Aguirre is interviewing MarcyKate Connolly and GIVING AWAY a copy of MONSTROUS. Click HERE for all the fun. And if you come back on Wednesday she'll be reviewing and giving away an ARC of MARK OF THE THIEF. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--NANNY X. Click HERE for details.   
- Susan Olson is cheering for DREAMER, WISHER, LIAR. Click HERE to see why. 
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time! 
- Deb Marshall is a MMGM regular. Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week.    
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting this week.  
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week. 
- The Mundie Moms are always part of the MMGM fun (YAY!). Click HERE to see their newest recommendations. And if you aren't also following their Mundie Kids site, get thee over THERE and check out all the awesome! 
- The lovely Shannon O'Donnell always has an MMGM ready for you! Click HERE to see what she's featuring this week.



If you would like to join in the MMGM fun, all you have to do is blog about a middle grade book you love (contests, author interviews and whatnot also count--but are most definitely not required) and email me the title of the book you're featuring and a link to your blog at SWMessenger (at) hotmail (dot) com. (Make sure you put MMGM or Marvelous Middle Grade Monday in the subject line so it gets sorted accurately) You MUST email me your link by Sunday evening in order to be included in the list of links. (usually before 11pm PST is safe--but if I'm traveling it can vary. When in doubt, send early!)

If you miss the cutoff, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you, but I will not have time to update the post. Same goes for typos/errors on my part. I do my best to build the links correctly, but sometimes deadline-brain gets the best of me, and I'm sorry if it does. For those wondering why I don't use a Linky-widget instead, it's a simple matter of internet safety. The only way I can ensure that all the links lead to safe, appropriate places for someone of any age is if I build them myself. It's not a perfect system, but it allows me to keep better control.

Thank you so much for being a part of this awesome meme, and spreading the middle grade love!


*Please note: these posts are not a reflection of my own opinions on the books featured. Each blogger is responsible for their own MMGM content and I do not pre-screen reviews ahead of time, nor do I control what books they choose. I simply assemble the list based on the links that are emailed to me.