April 5, 2019

KidLiteracy, Inc. is a brand new non-profit organization dedicated to bringing writers and books to schools in need. Check them out here, follow them on Facebook, and consider donating to this wonderful new effort to bring literacy to all children everywhere. If you’re an author, illustrator, or publisher, you can sign up online to work with KidLiteracy, Inc. And if you’re a school in NE Florida, go to the website to sign up for a free author visit! Congratulations and best of luck to the group’s founders: our own Jen Swanson, along with her partners Karen Cherney and Sophia Gholz.


Cover Reveals: From the Mixed-Up Files now does cover reveals. If you’re an author with a cover reveal to share, consider working with us to host your big day. To be considered, please write us: msfishby@mixedupfiles.com, let us know your publisher and your time frame. We’re sorry, but we don’t host self-published covers.

Heather Murphy Capps
Heather Murphy Capps has always had a deep appreciation for comfort and elegance. She and Claudia would have run out of money quickly together but would absolutely have been on the same page about taxis and nice restaurants. And of course, solving mysteries about beautiful art. That said, Heather also appreciates Jamie’s love of complication, which is why she spent several years living in rural Kenya and then became a television news reporter, which involved standing for hours in the middle of hurricanes and political battles. Now she’s raising middle-grade readers and writing for them. She loves to read and write books with lots of great science, magic, mystery, and adventure. Heather is the communications coordinator for Mixed-Up Files, as well as creator/curator for our We Need Diverse MG series. She is committed to creating more diversity in publishing.