Wednesday, December 27, 2017

MMGM: Time for a change

And not a bad change--I promise!

In fact, it's a change that's kind of already happened and the only thing that's really happening now is that it's becoming permanent.

The brilliant Greg Pattridge has already been hosting MMGM for the last couple of months (thank you Greg!!!). But now, I'm officially passing the torch over to him for good.

It's a bittersweet decision for me, because I've loved blogging. It's how I started my writing journey (way back in 2009). And I've met so many incredible people and discovered so many awesome books because of my blogging years.

But I'm staring down a deadline calendar that makes me want to curl up into a little ball. I've also had to admit that I desperately need a proper author website, instead of a blog held together by virtual duct tape.

In fact, I already have a new website being built and will hopefully be launching it in the next few weeks.  (Side note: I LOVE IT. It's so pretty. And it has my art for the headers. And it's so well organized. And it will have the things you keep asking me about, like the NIGHTFALL playlist and the downloadable coloring sheet I posted about on Instagram.)

But it won't have a blog.

And as soon as it's launched, I'll be shutting this blog down.

So alas, it's time to give MMGM over to better hands.

Fortunately, Greg is amazing--and is most likely a WAY better host than I've been, with my sleep deprived brain and 3am posting.

So from now on, if you want to participate in MMGM--or want to find all the other people participating--make sure you go HERE to find Greg's website. And make sure you send your links to gpcolo@gmail.com.*

And thank you for all the middle grade love you put into the blogosphere. I created MMGM because I'd noticed that pretty much no one was blogging about middle grade, and I'd hoped that if I set up a means to connect people, that eventually middle grade writers and readers would form their own community. So watching it grow--and now knowing that it will now carry on without me--makes me so incredibly happy. Thank you all for giving this category the attention it deserves.

And now ... back to deadlines.

Oh, and stay tuned for the launch of my new website. I can't WAIT until it's done and I can show you guys! (not sure when it will be--hopefully very soon!)

*waves a wistful goodbye*

*FYI: If you're trying to reach me with fan mail, please do not use Greg's email address. Use the contact info on this blog.