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  • AGENT SPOTLIGHT: Tina Dubois of ICM Partners
    AGENT SPOTLIGHT: Tina Dubois of ICM Partners
    May 29, 2020 by
    Hello Mixed-Up Filers! Are we in for a treat today! Years ago, I was fortunate enough to take a workshop with Tina Dubois, literary agent with ICM Partners. Besides running a great workshop, she couldn’t have been nicer! So, I’m pleased to let all of you get a chance to meet her here at Mixed-Up Files. JR: Hi Tina, thanks for joining us today! TD: Thanks so much for having me and for your kind introduction! I’m glad our paths continue to cross. JR: To start, I see you live in Brooklyn. I’m a Brooklyn...
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  • BookExpo
    BookExpo and BookCon are ON
    BookExpo and BookCon are on again! Online, that is. At one point, both had been postponed from late May to late July. But because things still feel unstable and unsafe, organizers decided to move to a virtual format in order to ensure access to the popular events. Book Expo is now from May 26-29, and will be presented on  BookExpo Facebook  You can find the current schedule here. The children’s book event is now a Thursday night DINNER, with a panel featuring much loved middle-grade author Judy Blume, along with Misty Copeland, Raj Haldar, Marie Lu, Kwame Mbalia, and Natalie...
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  • Melanie Conklin Interview + Giveaway
    Melanie Conklin Interview + Giveaway
    May 28, 2020 by
    Today I’m thrilled to interview Melanie Conklin about her new novel Every Missing Piece. It was great hearing about her writing process as well as the fabulous Everywhere Book Fest, which she helped create. Read the interview below and then write us in the comments section for a chance to...
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STEM Tuesday
  • Pictuer of the cover of Odd couples.
    STEM Tuesday– Symbiotic Relationships– Author Interview
    STEM Tuesday–Symbiosis– Interview with co-authors Jenn Dlugos and Charlie Hatton   Welcome to STEM Tuesday: Author Interview & Book Giveaway, a repeating feature for the last Tuesday of every month. Go, Science-Tech-Engineering-Math! Today we’re interviewing authors Jenn Dlugos and Charlie Hatton, co-authors of Odd Couples, part of their “Things That...
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All About Middle Grade Books

  • Melanie Conklin Interview + Giveaway
    Melanie Conklin Interview + Giveaway
    May 28, 2020 by
    Today I’m thrilled to interview Melanie Conklin about her new novel Every Missing Piece. It was great hearing about her writing process as well as the fabulous Everywhere Book Fest, which she helped create. Read the interview below and then write us in the comments section for a chance to...
    Read more

For Teachers / Homeschoolers

  • Pictuer of the cover of Odd couples.
    STEM Tuesday– Symbiotic Relationships– Author Interview
    May 26, 2020 by
    STEM Tuesday–Symbiosis– Interview with co-authors Jenn Dlugos and Charlie Hatton   Welcome to STEM Tuesday: Author Interview & Book Giveaway, a repeating feature for the last Tuesday of every month. Go, Science-Tech-Engineering-Math! Today we’re interviewing authors Jenn Dlugos and Charlie Hatton, co-authors of Odd Couples, part of their “Things That...
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  • AGENT SPOTLIGHT: Tina Dubois of ICM Partners
    AGENT SPOTLIGHT: Tina Dubois of ICM Partners
    May 29, 2020 by
    Hello Mixed-Up Filers! Are we in for a treat today! Years ago, I was fortunate enough to take a workshop with Tina Dubois, literary agent with ICM Partners. Besides running a great workshop, she couldn’t have been nicer! So, I’m pleased to let all of you get a chance to...
    Read more

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