Thanks to blogger friend Bane’s suggestion Monday, I’m opening Ink Spells up to guest posts to fill those Tuesday/Thursday slots which will sit vacant and lonely over the summer. If you are interested in guest posting, please email your post to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ink Spells is all about middle grade (ages 8-12) books – writing them, reading them, getting the little ones interested in them, and finding good ones for advanced readers. Guest posts on any of those topics, or just general summer fun, are welcome!
Thanks to blog/Twitter friend and fellow MG writer Sheri for pointing out an awesome MG website – The Mixed Up Files…of Middle Grade Authors – a place for MG writers and readers to connect (the site now has a place of reverence on the side bar–>). They are kicking off with a MG book-giveaway contest, but they have plans, BIG plans. Epic, MG sized plans, which include book lists, interviews with MG authors, and the intention to keep it clean so that it’s a safe place for MG kids to visit as well. A-W-E-S-O-M-E. I’m already in love with these people, and seriously, I don’t know them (yet). There’s stuff for parents, for teacher-librarian-types, and for writers.
So hop over and check out the awesome.
And while you’re hopping, check out this great contest to raise money to help orphan kids in Thailand get to school. Thanks go to Adam, my favorite author-in-residence in Thailand, for pointing out this great way to help kids learn.
While Dark Omen is penning ballads and haikus, Worm Burner is creating a detailed user guide for one of his computer games, and Mighty Mite is transcribing a poem he memorized in 1st grade. The Summer Journals may be my best idea yet!