Monday's Riddle was a blogging good rhyme, and Lizzy's review of Millicent Marie Is Not My Name by Karen Pokras Toz brought us all a little closer, inspiring our theme for this week. On Top of the Heap, we told you about some of the amazing authors we have been able to connect with over the past year, and Friday, we were excited to bring you an interview with M.P. Kozlowsky, author of the spooky, new middle grade Juniper Berry. Also, the Fall into Fantasy Book Giveaway Hop will be running until Sunday, October 21st, so don't forget to enter for your chance to fall into any fantasy that you wish with a $10 gift card to Amazon.com and a hardcover edition of The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow by J. Haight & S. Robinson. Plus, we are excited to be a part of the Millicent Marie tour! For the past few days we've been chatting about blogging. Now, Millie is making her way around the book block, and today, she wants to hear from you!
The DMS wants to help Millie out, and she needs your advice: What do you think about blogging? Have you made a difference in another persons life with your blog? Is there a blog that has made a difference in yours?
Here's a little about Millie:
Twelve-year-old Millicent Marie does not like her name. After all, she was named for a woman who died more than fifty years ago and was not the most loveable member of the Harris family. Her friends call her Millie, but when she writes in her diary she refers to herself as Amanda – the name she always wished she had.
When Millie’s younger brother finds her diary on her computer, he decides to publish it as a blog for the entire world to see, including the boy Millie has a crush on. In the midst of all the mayhem, Millie/Amanda discovers she is suddenly Springside Elementary’s most sought after sixth-grade mystery gossip and advice columnist.
But not all is fun and games, as Millie quickly learns, once she realizes feelings are at stake. Nobody, least of all Millie, expects things to turn out as they do in this tale of friendship and respect.
☞ Read our review of this fun middle grade book!
About Karen Pokras Toz:
Karen Pokras Toz is a writer, wife and mom. Karen grew up in Connecticut and currently lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and three children. In June 2011, Karen published her first middle grade children’s novel for 7-12 year olds called Nate Rocks the World, which won First Place for Children’s Chapter Books and the Grand Prize Overall in the 2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, as well as placing first for a Global E-Book Award for Pre-Teen Literature. In 2012, Karen published the second in the Nate Rocks series, Nate Rocks the Boat, followed by middle grade novel, Millicent Marie Is Not My Name. Karen is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)
☞ Check out our interview with Karen!