Monday, October 1, 2012

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday: Exciting things and links galore!

Given that KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES comes out tomorrow (AHHHHHHH--THAT IS SO EXCITING AND AMAZING AND IMPOSSIBLE TO WRAP MY HEAD AROUND!!!!!!) I definitely did not have the time or the brain power to put together an MMGM this week. BUT, lots of other awesome bloggers are carrying the torch for me and I was able to find time to assemble the list of links.

AND--I just found out this morning that KEEPER is the book of the month on the Simon Kids FB page. Which is exciting for both me AND you because it means they have an exclusive excerpt online!!!!! Click the graphic to be able to read the first 3 chapters of KEEPER!!!! (Eeeeee!)

Also, if you aren't already following along, the KEEPER blog tour is still going all week, with lots of fun things and giveaways. Click HERE to follow along. 

Okay--enough about me. Here are the awesome MMGM links!
- Natalie Aguirre is featuring... well... ME! She's part of the KEEPER blog tour and she has an interview with yours truly and a giveaway. Click HERE for all the details. (and THANK YOU, Natalie!) 
(okay, so we're still talking a little bit about me. I AM INESCAPABLE TODAY!) :) 
- Mrs. Heise is recommending PARTNERS IN CRIME. Click HERE to see what she thought.   
- Faith Hough is --wow, this feels weird to say--gushing about KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES. Click HERE to see why she loved it. 
- Barbara Watson is cheering for NO-NAME BABY--with a giveaway!!!! Click HERE to enter. 
- Jessica at Book Sake is championing BROXO. Click HERE to see what she thought! 
- Michelle Mason is caught up in THE LONDON EYE MYSTERY. Click HERE to read her review.   
- Michelle Isenhoff is spreading the love for BREADCRUMBS. Click HERE to see why. 
- Ruth Donnelly is back with two features. One on LIAR AND SPY and one on WONDER. Click HERE for both. 
- Susan Olson is raving about BRIDGE OF TIME. Click HERE for her review.
- Jasmine is thrilled about THE LUNCH LADY AND THE CYBORG SUBSTITUTE . Click HERE to see why. 
- Jennifer Rumburger is shouting out about BASEBALL GREAT. Click HERE to see what she thought.  
- Flash, the Feline Extraordinaire, (and Professional Mews to Cindy Strandvold) joins the MMGM fun with a feature on HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON. Click HERE to welcome him to the group.  
- Andrea Mack is in love with ALL THE LOVELY BAD ONES. Click HERE for her feature.  
- Joanne Fritz is telling THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET--WITH A GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for details. 
- Laurisa Reyes is interviewing author Margaret Peterson Haddix--with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE to enter. 
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin is singing the praises for JOURNEY TO THE RIVER SEA. Click HERE to see what he thought. 
- Gabrielle Prendegast is swept away by THE SEA OF TROLLS. Click HERE to see why.  
- Dorine White is featuring MIRA'S DIARY--with a giveaway. Click HERE for all the fun. 
- Rosi Hollinbeck has two features this week: WHEN SHE WAS GOOD and APPLEWHITE'S AT WIT'S END--plus a GIVEAWAY! Click HERE for more info.   
- 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!   
- Pam Torres always has an MMGM up on her blog. Click HERE to see what she's spotlighting 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 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. So excited to interview you! And for your release tomorrow! So very excited for you! Hope it all goes well.

  2. Good luck with the release! I thought it was earlier and was searching for it in the bookshop on Sat. Doh!

  3. I think it's already out. It was shelved in our Barnes and Noble. Congrats!

    1. It sorta is. It's been creeping into stores all last week. But it won't be stocked everywhere till tomorrow. EEE! (And thanks!)

  4. VERY understandable, Shannon! I am so excited for you, and so excited to read this book. CONGRATULATIONS!

  5. Congrats, Shannon!!! Must be thrilling!!

    Don't forget, everyone, I have a GIVEAWAY of Seven Tales of Trinket. Shannon's much too distracted to mention that!

    1. Sorry about that, Joanne! Got that added now!

    2. Thanks, Shannon! Figured you'd never have time!

  6. I'm happy to have found your blog! Congrats on the new book! Yay!!! That's so exciting!

    If you need some extra encouragement to work on your next project (or WIP), come join my October Madness write-a-thon! Should be fun!

  7. Read it, it's freakin' awesome, and I can't wait to read the rest!!! No less than what I expected. Congrats to you and happy day tomorrow!!!

  8. SHANNON! YAY!!!! What a thrilling day! My daughter and I are SO EXCITED to get our signed copy from Changing Hands mailed to us! Happy release day. Happy book launch. And cheers to many, many more writing successes.

  9. Congrats on the release of your book! I cannot wait to read it and wish you much success! SOOOO exciting!

  10. So happy for you, Shannon. CONGRATS! I'm looking forward to reading it.


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