Mondays with Mira Reviews Marissa Moss's Fun Middle Grade Novel - Blood Diaries: Tales of a 6th Grade Vampire
Because we have our very first middle grade writing and illustrating course coming up, I wanted to share one of my very favorite middle grade novels, the hilarious yet meaningful Blood Diaries: Tales of a 6th Grade Vampire by Marissa Moss. However, here’s a wee disclaimer, I know and love Marissa and her work. Also, because I want to be able to use these quickie videos to more actively help authors and illustrators support themselves through their work by also posting them elsewhere, I have to shorten them to less than 4 minutes (making brief videos are not one of my super powers) so I'm hoping my skill with brief videos will improve. I'm calling this new series The Quick Peek series. So here goes.
Marissa is pretty brilliant but she also shows in this clever 129 page novel (which is somewhere around 1300 words) how doable and fun writing middle grade novels can be. We'll be looking at this book and others in our Middle Grade Mastery course. Meanwhile, here are some of her many other books - did I mention that she's quite brilliant?
Mondays with Mandy or Mira consists of Mandy Yates and Mira Reisberg. Mira is the founder of the Children's Book Academy and was so impressed with Mandy when she was a student in one of the interactive courses, that she invited Mandy to share the blog. Mandy has as an MFA in creative writing from Spalding University and has been published multiple times in Highlights Magazine. We hope you enjoy and find our offerings helpful.
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