Wake Up Readers!
The Mixed-Up Middle-Grade Skype Tour bus is in the driveway…
Open up those peepers. Did you win a Skype visit with Rosanne Perry??? Take a big drink of orange juice… but keep holding your breath… because before we announce the winner we’re meeting author extraordinaire Erica Perl.
Erica does it all – picture books, YA, and now with her latest novel MIDDLE-GRADE!
Erica, welcome to the Mixed-Up Files Middle-Grade Skype tour! We love your middle-grade novel WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU OJ
What do you like best about writing for middle grade readers?
I talk and show a powerpoint presentation that includes a lot of my reference points for my books, including family members (like the grandfather who inspired the character “Ace” in WHEN LIVE GIVES YOU O.J.). I also talk about my process, from idea through lots of revisions to finished book and I often use examples from my picture books as well as novels. But what really sets my visits apart? It has to be the fact that I am probably the only author on the planet that presents her work wearing a genuine, hand-knitted chicken butt hat.
(But this is not Erica’s hat.)
Her hat is absolutely NOT TO BE MISSED! And I bet she’ll wears it on a Skype visit too! Readers would you like Erica to visit your classroom, book club or any other group of enthusiastic middle-grade readers? You came to the right place. Leave a comment here for your chance to win. Pass it along on Facebook or Twitter for more chances– just be sure to come back and leave a comment telling us how you’ve spread the word. We’ll draw the lucky winner next Tuesday when we’ll present the next Mixed-Up Middle-Grade author for your Skyping pleasure! For all the scoop and frequently asked questions about the contest look HERE!
Readers— keep those entries coming and you might welcome Erica to your group… and come back next week for our next pit stop on the Mixed-Up Middle-Grade Skype Tour!