Happy 8th MUF-i-versary! #Giveaways Galore


Happy Anniversary to the Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors blog. Can you believe it’s been 8 years already?  To celebrate our anniversary, we gave ourselves a rockin’ new face lift!  Did you  notice?

We have brought this blog firmly into the 21st century with our updated and  dynamic new home page.  All of your favorite topics are right at your fingertips.  Each post has been placed into a specific category so if you need to look for one, you can just click on the drop down tab and go. Of course, we still have our search the blog option available, but using categories should make things a whole lot easier.

Take a moment and look around. Scroll up and down. See how things zoom across the page at you? Did our smiling faces across the bottom make you want to smile back? Great!  That was our goal.

After all, we want this blog to be a great place for you to visit when you need the latest information on all things Middle Grade KidLit.  But don’t worry, our face lift is not just cosmetic, we have some changes in store for you as well. We have already brought you STEM Tuesday, but now we will be bringing in two new features in the next few months:

Agent & Editor Spotlight   and  Teacher Tips Thursday

Stand by for more information on these exciting additions soon.

For now, our final party of our celebration is our gift to YOU.

Giveaways galore! Just in time to stock up for summer reading or to store in your classroom for next fall. Check out these amazing offerings and sign up now to be entered. Be sure to click through the different pages of the Rafflecopter to see all the great prizes.

The first giveaway is for BOOKS, BOOKS, and more BOOKS!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


The second giveaway is for our Writer friends–

1 free Speedpass to the Rate Your Story service

plus a few 5-page critiques and  query critiques from our amazing members

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Sign up and get the word out about our new site. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Go Middle Grade! Go Mixed-Up Files!

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Science ROCKS! And so do Jennifer Swanson's books. She is the award-winning author of over 40 nonfiction books for kids. Jennifer Swanson’s love of science began when she started a science club in her garage at the age of 7. While no longer working from the garage, you can find Jennifer at her favorite place to explore the world around her. www.JenniferSwansonBooks.com
Jennifer is also the creator and administrator of #STEMTuesday and #STEAMTeam2020
  1. Nice new look, MUF!! Always loved this blog, and it’s even better now 🙂 Congrats on the blogaversary.

  2. Lots of great information here!

  3. I love Rate Your Story. I have gotten great feedback from my submissions:)

  4. Can’t believe I have been with this blog for this long! You guys rock, I have gotten so much help from you. Thank you all!!!!

  5. Happy birthday! I love your site – it’s a career goal of mine to be a contributing blogger for you all. ?

  6. Happy birthday! I’m glad I found this resource!

  7. Happy 8 year anniversary! I am loving the facelift. Wishing you many more wonderful years.

  8. I’m so happy with Rate Your Story, and would LOVE to get some query help this time around

  9. Love these posts! 8 years have flown by!!!

  10. Happy Anniversary! I’ve enjoyed reading your posts, and been thrilled to win some giveaways! Keep up the good work.

  11. Just poking my head in to say congrats on the MUFiversary, and thank you to everyone who is involved in this blog! I miss you all but am so happy to know this project of my heart is still going strong! My most Mixed-Up love to you all.

    • Thanks so much, Elissa! We are so happy that you started this blog so many years ago. Happy to keep it going strong. YAY for middle grade!!

  12. Wow! Eight years goes by fast. And now you’re “middle-grade” age too. 😉 I write more pbs than MG, but who knows!

  13. Happy MUF-i-versary!!!!

  14. Congrats son 8 years! Nice clean look and love the new additions.

  15. Happiest of birthdays to MUF–8 is such a great age! And I’m all for the tradition of GIVING gifts instead of getting them on birthdays!