It’s been some time since the Emblazoners have posted. We do still love our middle grade books, but they are notoriously difficult to market. Let’s face it, MG is a very small niche, and readers only linger here for a few years before moving on to older genres. It makes for unique challenges. Most of our Emblazon authors have branched out to easier markets, including me.
I’ve taken a few years off middle grade to pen a young adult historical fiction series as well as a young adult dystopian fiction series. But there’s still something about the magic and wonder of middle grade books that draws me to them. And it wasn’t setting well with me to have only two books in my Mountain trilogy, so I carved out some time to finish the last one. Tears of the Mountain released this week.
To celebrate, book one will be free until December 7. Just in time for the holidays. Got middle graders? I’ve got dragons!
Semi-finalist 2013 Kindle Book Review Book Awards (Song of the Mountain)
Reader-nominated for the 2013 Cybils Award (Song of the Mountain)
Readers’ Favorite 5 Star Seal (Song of the Mountain)