About Us

A wise person once said, “Write your name on the heart of a child.”
We hope to emblazon our stories there.

Emblazon is a collection of authors–some indie, some traditionally published–who strive to produce top-notch literature for kids. Our audiences range from fifth grade to young adult, but we have a particular focus on ages 11 to 14. Some call them upper middle grade; others call them low young adult. They’re somewhere in the middle and can lean either way. We call them Tweens.

We hope you’ll discover something new and worthwhile as you browse our website. Perhaps you’ll find a new favorite read–one of ours or one we’ve featured by others. You may find helpful teaching suggestions. Or new ideas to inspire reluctant readers. We hope our content stirs up some excitement about this wonderfully unique genre. But above all, we want to help teachers, librarians, and parents connect Tweens to excellent literature. And while we’re at it, perhaps our experiences might even prompt other writers to emblazon their own stories.

Got questions or comments or want to interact with our authors personally?  We hang out on our Emblazon Facebook page, and we also sponsor a Tween Writers Facebook group for those interested in writing for tweens. We’d love to hear from you!

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    1. Thanks, Tara. We’re currently not adding members, though I’ve put your name on the list. And the jury is still out on guest posts. It’s something we hadn’t discussed so I threw it out for a vote.

  1. I’m so excited about your new site. I’ve just published my debut novel, Elizabeth’s Landing, which features a 14 year-old protagonist. So much is out there about YA, with MG is not far behind. It’s hard to be heard through the noise and flutter. Thank you for giving our valuable niche a voice.

    1. Awesome, Katy! We’re thrilled to have you join our little band of kidlit authors!

  2. I love the concept of writing on the hearts of children, especially if the literature is filled with words that minister life. Thank you for putting this site together, Michelle. I applaud your initiative and hope to participate when the time is right.

  3. This is a wonderful idea. There is so much less children’s literature, particularly that age group. I don’t have any children’s stories yet, but I plan to write some in the near future. How do you become a member?

    1. Hi Elisabeth. We’d be thrilled to have you join us on your journey! Unfortunately, membership for our core group is filled. But you can join us for Between the Weekends the fourth Wednesday of the month.

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