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Middle Grade Midweek Madness

I have a couple of things to share with you, and they all have to do with one of the best genres around: Middle Grade Fiction.

1. My fellow friend and author extraordinaire -- Kristiana Gregory -- just received a gold medal honor from Literary Classics, for her book Stalked. Yes, the book is fantastic! And yes, the book is more for young adults than kids. But, if you're over twelve, this book is for you regardless. I highly recommend it, too. Historical, fast-paced and action-packed, you'll be reading until way past your bedtime.

2. Another great read, called Dead Man's Hand by Eddie Jones will be released in a few days, and it looks riveting. Great for girls and boys, it had adventure written all over-- and absolutely inside -- the cover of it. Eddie Jones is a wonderful writer, speaker, teacher, and great-all around guy. I can say this because Eddie practices what he preaches. Got a middle grade boy in your house looking for a super sized order of adventure with a hint of paranormal on the side? This book is for him. Pre-order it today.
 
3. And last, and definitely least, there's my little book, The Puzzle Master, which is free today and tomorrow. Click on the link to find it.
  
There you have it folks, three middle grade reads for your midweek. Enjoy!


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  1. Wow Heather ... what a nice plug for STALKED. Thank you!!
    And to anyone else reading this blog, please buy Heather's middle grade novel, THE PUZZLE MASTER. It's beautifully written and so touching, without goopy sentiments. I highly recommend it.

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  2. Hi, Heather! Thanks for sharing about these books. Sound interesting.

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  3. Dead Man's Hand, Aces over Eights with a bullet as a kicker. Boys love things that go "BHAM!" and that is Dead Man's Hand - gunfights, train robberies, bank bandits and one boy's search for the truth about death, dying and the afterlife. Dead Man's Hand - the first in the Caden Chronicles series (where spooks, vampires and zombies don't stand a "ghost" of a chance).

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