Are You A Skype Winner?

Tuesday is Skype day at From The Mixed-Up Files! Would you like to win a Skype visit with author Rosanne Perry?

Did you enter our contest to win a Skype visit from Sheela Chari last week? You may be welcoming Sheela or Rosanne to your classroom, library, or book group … Read on!

But first… who’s that hopping onto the Mixed-Up Middle-Grade Tour Bus?????? It’s Rosanne Parry!

Welcome Rosanne! What do you like best about writing for middle grade readers?

Middle grade is an open hearted era when readers are interested in the world around them and willing to explore subjects far beyond the scope of their own lives. I really love the variety of topics available to the middle grade author. Also I love doing school visits and getting batches of handwritten letters on actual paper from grade school students. Such fun!

What was your favorite book when you were 8-12?
I loved Snow Treasure by Marie McSwiggan when I was in the fourth grade. It was about a group of kids in Norway during the Nazi occupation who smuggled all the gold from the state treasury out of the country on their sleds! It’s exactly the kind of adventure story I like to write now.
What makes your school visits special?
My favorite thing about school visits with Second Fiddle has been playing my violin along with individual students or a school orchestra. I started playing my violin again while I wrote Second Fiddle and I love it! Also, I remember how frustrating I found writing when I was in school, so I really enjoy sharing the fun parts of the writing process and helping kids find their own story telling voice.

Thanks for dropping by Rosanne!Readers would you like Rosanne to visit your classroom, book club or any other group of enthusiastic middle-grade readers? You came to the right place. Leave a comment here for your chance to win. Pass it along on Facebook or Twitter for more chances– just be sure to come back and leave a comment telling us how you’ve spread the word. We’ll draw the lucky winner next Tuesday when we’ll present the next Mixed-Up Middle-Grade author for your Skyping pleasure! For all the scoop and frequently asked questions about the contest look HERE!

 But wait!!!! We have a winner to announce!
 The lucky winner who’ll be welcoming Sheela Chari to visit her readers is…………………

PRAGMATIC MOM!

Please email the please email the Mixed-Up Files at msfishby (at) fromthemixedupfiles (dot) com with your contact information! You’ll be hearing from Sheela shortly! And huge congratulations!!!!!

Readers keep those entries coming and you might welcome Rosanne to your group… and come back next week for our next pit stop on the Mixed-Up Middle-Grade Skype Tour!

Tami Lewis Brown is in a rush… on her way to another middle-grade author visit.

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