Want To Join Us?

Do you love middle-grade books?  Are you an agented and/or traditionally published author?  Are you willing to commit to scheduled blog postings and discussions both on our site and behind the scenes?   If, so, then you may want to join our ranks!

We are looking for four dedicated authors who would like to join us as regular contributors at From the Mixed-up Files…of Middle-Grade Authors.  If you think you may be one of these people, please send us an email at memberrequest at fromthemixedupfiles dot com, telling us the following in the body of the email only (please, no attachments):

  1. Your name
  2. Your agent or book info (just the basics please—a name [and/or title and publisher of your book, if applicable] is enough)
  3. How you learned about our site
  4. What special skills/talents you have*
  5. How you can help promote our group
  6. What you think being a member of this blog will do for you
  7. Anything else that you think might be useful for us to know about you

We will be accepting applications until Saturday, September 18th, 2010.  Please note that we will not be reviewing any applications that have been sent to us before today, so if you have submitted an application previously, you will need to do so again.  And please spread the word to others who you think might be interested.  New members will be chosen by October 2, 2010.

We can’t wait to see who our new Mixed-Up Authors will be!

*NOTE: At this time, we are particularly interested in adding members who have had vlogging/video arts experience, or those who enjoy creating original games, crafts and activities that can be added to our For Kids page.  However, if you don’t have these particular skills, don’t despair.  You may have other skills we haven’t listed here but would still love to have in our talent pool.  So if you are interested, please apply!

Elissa Cruz
  1. Well, it’s waaaay after September, but if you’re still looking… I’m interested because it sounds fun and I think your library give away is brilliant.
    Amy G. Koss
    4 pictures books (Where fish Go in Winter is the only one still in print)
    14 Teen novels, (The Girls, Poison Ivy, Side Effects, The Not-So-Great Depression)

    • We’re glad you’re interested, Amy, but we have filled all our openings. Sorry you missed it! But we’ll continue to post openings when they become available. Meanwhile, thanks for supporting our site as a reader!

  2. I am a new author, my book The Jumper Chronicles: Quest for Merlin’s map was published by Savant in August. I look forward to reading the blogs and kids games, and I am so very sorry that I missed the cut off time for application to join. I look forward to the next opportunity that you offer.


  3. Dennis,

    Thanks for asking! I wish I could answer, but unfortunately (or fortunately, depending upon how you look at it) my agent is still hard at work submitting my debut novel to editors.

    What I can tell you is that the working title is The Crime Sketcher Case Files. You can get a sneak peek at the first page at http://misssnarksfirstvictim.blogspot.com/2009/03/11-secret-agent.html. Hopefully someday in the future you’ll be able to read the entire book. (Crossing my fingers.)

    In the meantime, you can find me around the Mixed-Up water cooler, and also at my own writing-related blog at http://www.elissacruz.blogspot.com.

    And thanks for following this site. This site means as much to me as my own writing does, so I’m grateful so many people are finding it useful.

  4. Dear Elissa,

    I am still an unpublished author, but I would be interested in knowing the title of your middle grade book, and where I could get more information about it. Thanks,