The team at the Mixed-Up Files would like to wish you a very happy holiday season! We thought it would be fun this year to give you an inside look at the people who contribute to this blog — doing what we do every day — researching, contemplating, writing, reading, signing books, visiting schools, and more. We live in many places around the country, big cities and small towns, from east to west and north to south. Thank you to all of our loyal readers for your comments and continued support of the Mixed-Up Files this year. Once again, a very happy holidays from us to you!
Tricia Springstubb at an author event
Julie Artz’s laptop and cat Buttons
Louise Galveston signing books
Tim “T.P.” Jagger in his writing space
Kimberley Griffiths Little at a book launch event
Jonathan Rosen looking writerly
Jan Gangsei writing with her dog Watson
Jacqueline Houtman at an event
Dorian Cirrone signing books
Jennifer Swanson at a school visit
Rosanne Parry sailing into her research
Laurie Edwards at a book event
Kate Manning in her writing space
Greg Fishbone signing books
Barbara Dee catching up on her reading
Dori Butler having fun with her research
Michele Weber Hurwitz at a book signing
Andrea Pyros reading the book that inspired our blog name
Michele Weber Hurwitz is the author of Ethan Marcus Stands Up (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin), The Summer I Saved the World in 65 Days and Calli Be Gold (both Penguin Random House). Visit her at www.micheleweberhurwitz.com
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From the Mixed-Up Files is the group blog of middle-grade authors celebrating books for middle-grade readers. For anyone with a passion for children’s literature—teachers, librarians, parents, kids, writers, industry professionals— we offer regularly updated book lists organized by unique categories, author interviews, market news, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a children's book from writing to publishing to promoting.