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Sad Loss for Mixed Up Files

Gail Shepherd

Today, our writing family on From the Mixed Up Files lost a friend and collaborator. Gail Shepherd passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

She was part of our writing family here, regularly contributing to our editor/agent spotlight feature. She was also a debut author: her book THE TRUE HISTORY OF LYNDIE B. HAWKINS just released in November of 2019 (Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin Random House)
We grieve our loss of a friend, a colleague, and a bright voice in middle-grade literature.

Gail Shepherd

The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins

MUF Contributor Jen Swanson makes top 50 list

Congratulations to MUF contributor and STEM coordinator Jennifer Swanson for winning a place on this amazing top-50 book list from the extra-cool ThePlanets website.

What’s even better? Jen’s book, BRAIN GAMES, (National Geographic Children’s Books, 2015) competed with adult books too–and ranked #13. The Planets describes its top choices as “A collection of the most entertaining, enlightening and educational science books ever written.”

 Jen Swanson Brain Games

Way to go, Jen!