Finding Your Own Bit of Magic, a guest post by Michelle A. Barry

In books and television and life, popularity is a common theme, especially in the realm of kids trying to find their place in the world, or in their microcosm of the world, school. Popularity can mean different things to different people. For some, it’s being the first selected for kickball teams at recess, or for … Read more

Finding the Middle Grade in “Goblin Market,” a guest post by Diane Zahler

I don’t remember exactly when I first read Christina Rossetti’s poem “Goblin Market.” It might have been in college; it might have been when my husband, a literature professor, taught it in a class and shared it with me. But as someone who has long been fascinated by fairy tales, I was immediately enthralled by … Read more

Finding Hope Between Light and Darkness, a guest post by Kendall Kulper

One of my favorite blurbs about my book is “The most fun book about murder you’ll ever read,” because it gets to the heart of what I wanted this book to be: touching on the darkness of a serious, important topic but bursting with fun, humor, sweetness, and joy. In Murder for the Modern Girl, … Read more