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Kersten Hamilton and the Book of Half a Lifetime

I’m very pleased today to feature a long time friend of mine. Kersten and I have critiqued each other’s work, we’ve gone on writing retreats together, attended conferences, and enjoyed group...
From the mixed-up files of · 4d ago

Happy Book Birthday Michele Weber Hurwitz

The Mixed Up Files’ own Michele Weber Hurwitz has a book birthday! Her newest MG novel Ethan Marcus Stands Up comes out this week from Simon and Schuster/Aladdin. Here’s the gist of the stor...
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A Peek Into the Creator of Rise of the Jumbies

Hi Mixed-Up Files Readers, I’m thrilled to introduce our next author guest and share her brand new book with you! Some of you will remember her from The Jumbies, the first book in her creepy...
From the mixed-up files of · 5d ago

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The interview with James Ponti was sent out prematurely. Please return to the blog on September 29 for his interview and a giveaway. And watch this space on the 19th and 20th for interviews ...
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What’s New at Mixed-Up Files

You already know that From the Mixed-Up Files brings you the scoop on all things middle-grade Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week, including posts from Indie Spotlight to New Releases to...
From the mixed-up files of · 1W ago

Digging Deep into History: Sources for Historical Research

I love getting random notifications from our county library system. Yesterday’s was an invitation to a free lecture on the local impact of the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic. My writer’s wh...
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Six Titles for Your Writing Workshop Bookshelf

There are some things about being a teacher that stay with you  – even after you’ve packed up your posters and curriculum binders and left the classroom for other adventures. It’s been a few...
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Writing While White

I am a white author. When I write about social justice online, I use phrases like “fellow white people” or “we white women.” I do this intentionally. And yes, like @helloalegria says in the ...
From the mixed-up files of · 2W ago

“Fall” into Nonfiction with some great new Titles

Looking for some AWESOME Middle Grade and YA nonfiction to add to your shelves this fall?  Check out some of the Amazing titles listed below– from a playful book about cats, to a history thr...
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Meet Catherine Newman, author of One Mixed-Up Night

As y’all know, here at MUF, we are ALL ABOUT From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (c’mon, it’s obvious!), so when we heard that Catherine Newman wrote a middle grade novel, O...