Which means I have quite a few quick reminders.
First--if you missed it on my social media, I was FINALLY able to make a very special announcement:
Yep--that's right. LODESTAR is not the last book in the KEEPER series. There will be a book 6 and a book 7, coming in Fall of 2017 and Fall of 2018 (and no, I can't tell you ANYTHING else about them!)
Also, if you haven't checked to see where I'll be on tour, go HERE (or if you're planning to go to one of the events, might want to click that link too, a few of the events have decided to do tickets and you'll find more info about that, as well as a links to reserve your ticket)
Also, this is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the LODESTAR Pre-Order giveaway so make sure you don't miss your chance. For details, and the form you'll need to fill out in order to get your swag, go HERE before 11:59pm pacific tonight.
And now, on to a scatterbrained MMGM!
- Melissa Roske is interviewing author Ali Standish. Click HERE for all the fun.
- Jess at the Reading Nook is reviewing THE FRIENDSHIP EXPERIMENT. Click HERE to see what she thought.
- Natalie Aguirre has a guest post from author Jill Diamond and her agent Jen Rofe, along with a GIVEAWAY. Click HERE for all the fun.
- Sue Kooky is reviewing THE UGLY TEAPOT, with an author interview. Click HERE to check it out.
- Justin Talks Books is talking up NO TALKING. Click HERE to read his feature.
- Carl at Boys Rule! Boys Read! has a number of fun features this week. Click HERE to see what they are.
- Bookish Ambition is spotlighting THE SCOURGE. Click HERE to see what they thought.
- Michael Gettel-Gilmartin has two features this week: click HERE to see what he thought about JOURNEY'S END and click HERE to read his thoughts on EVOLUTION REVOLUTION.
- Dorine White is featuring THE MIDNIGHT GLASS. Click HERE to see why.
- Got my Book has an audiobook review of NIM'S ISLAND. Click HERE to see what they thought.
- Mark Baker is ready to enroll in SPY SKI SCHOOL. Click HERE to see why.
- Completely Full Bookshelf is recommending CORALINE. Click HERE to see why.
- Greg Pattridge is saving a seat for SAVE ME A SEAT. Click HERE to read his review.
- Rosi Hollinbeck is reviewing--and GIVING AWAY--DR. FELL AND THE PLAYGROUND OF DOOM. Click HERE for all the fun.
- Sally's Bookshelf is gushing about SOLDIER SISTER FLY HOME. Click HERE for her feature.
- Karen Yingling also always has some awesome MMGM recommendations for you. Click HERE to which ones she picked this time.
- Joanne Fritz always has an MMGM for you. Click HERE to see what she's talking about this week
- The Mundie Moms are always huge supporters of middle grade. Click HERE for their Mundie Kids site.
- Shannon O'Donnell is back--and planning a weekly MMGM again. 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 on a Monday (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--and please don't forget to say what book you're featuring) 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!) (Also make sure the post you send me is a new post, not one from earlier in the week. I try to keep the content fresh)
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!