Monday, August 27, 2012

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday: Fantastic Links of Awesome (and some Shannon Whining!)

Ugh, I know. I'm *supposed* to be back on track with MMGM. I even had a shiny book all lined up. But then THIS happened:

That, my friends is KEEPER #2--and yes, yes it IS as ridiculously long as it looks. It's the longest book I've ever written--and the hardest, but we'll talk about that another time. For now I'm only showing it to you because well... it's the reason I fail this week. You can't see it, but those pages have the last marks from my editor on them, and the whole thing needs to be read one. more. time. and then hopefully I will finally, FINALLY be done. Well... "done" is a relative term in publishing--but done enough to move on to LET THE SKY FALL 2, which yeah... I still need to write this year. O.O

So needless to say, I have no MMGM. I'm hoping to be back on track next week, but it all depends on how much time these last edits take me. In the meantime, I did at least take time to assemble all the MMGM links, and I hope you have a chance to hop around the blogosphere and check them out. Some awesome middle grade love going on!*

- Jessica at Book Sake is back for more MMGM fun with a feature on A TALE DARK AND GRIMM. Click HERE to see what she thought!
- Michelle Isenhoff champions THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS. Click HERE to see why.  
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is cheering for GUYS READ: THE SPORTS PAGES--with an ARC GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details. 
- Heidi Grange is mystified by THE SECRET OF THE FORTUNE WOOKIE. Click HERE to see why you should be too.  
- Gabrielle Prendergast is talking about middle grade verse novels, with a poll for the best verse novel cover. Click HERE to cast your vote!
- Dorine White is raving about ALIENS ON THE RAMPAGE. Click HERE to see why. 
- Deb Marshall is in love with THE HEALING SPELL--with a SIGNED HARDCOVER GIVEAWAY. Click HERE to enter.
- Laurisa Reyes has been struck by THE CURSE OF MAGORIA. Click HERE to see what she thought.
 - Michelle Mason is caught up in CIRCLE OF SECRETS. Click HERE to see what she thinks.  
- Barbara Watson is spreading the love for WITH A NAME LIKE LOVE. Click HERE to see her review.  
- Joanne Fritz is gushing about KEEPING SAFE THE STARS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Natalie Lorenzi is interviewing author Jeannie Mobley about her historical fiction novel Katerina's Wish. Click HERE for all the fun.   
- Danika Dinsmore is cheering for THE GIRL WHO CIRCUMNAVIGATED FAIRYLAND IN A SHIP OF HER OWN MAKING. Click HERE to see why. 
- Julie DeGuia is highlighting SLEUTH OR DARE #1: PARTNERS IN CRIME with a GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for all the details.   
- Rosi Hollinbeck is back with a feature on LIAR AND SPY--with a GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for more info. 
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting 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 I see it)

NOTE: I used to not have a cut-off time for adding links to the post, but with how insane my schedule is right now, if you don't email me by Sunday evening (usually around 11pm PST is when I put the links together) I can't guarantee I'll have a chance to add you. BUT, you are welcome to add your link in the comments on this post so people can find you!

*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 posts 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 ahead of time


  1. Good luck with your one more read! It'll be such an awesome feeling when you're done!

  2. That is certainly an impressive stack, my dear!

  3. Wow!! That is an impressive looking edit!! It makes me even more excited to read Keeper #1!

    Here's my link to MMGM this week!

  4. That is one serious pile of paper!

    Thank you, as always, for putting the links together.

  5. You and me, girl, juggling drafting, revisions, edits and copyedits and proofreading. Whew! Good luck to you.

    btw: how many pages is that stack? Curious writers want to know!

  6. Oooooh my. What a big pile of paper! Good luck with that.

  7. Holy crap, it's like a Stephen King novel!lol

    You need to put something next to for perspective. Like a can of soda.ha

  8. Wow! That is some stack! I can see why you are behind. Hope the editing goes well. :)

  9. That is quite a stack of paper. Yay for final read though!!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  10. Oh.
    You can do it Shannon!!!! You may to to take in cupcakes via IV...but you can dooooo it!

    Thanks for the MMGM links!

  11. Hi, Shannon! Best wishes on the edits.
    : )


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