Want to Be a Mixed-Up Author? Now Accepting Applications



We’d love to add a few new members to our blog who love middle-grade books as much as we do. We are looking for people who are willing to post about 5-7 times a year with original, quality entries that include topics about the changing market, unique book lists, interviews, writing MG books, and anything else middle-grade related.  Each Mixed-Up Author also is responsible for one other “job” that helps keep our site fresh and up-to-date (such as keeping our parent, teacher/librarian, parent or kids pages updated; gathering new release information; or updating our Facebook or Twitter pages). We greatly appreciate when our members join in discussions and help promote our blog via blog/Facebook/Twitter.

If you’re interested in joining us, please send an email to membership @ fromthemixedupfiles dot com, and include the following in the body of your email (please don’t send us an atttachment):

1. Your name and website or blog.

2. A bit about your writing and/or publishing history (a brief description would be great).

3. How you learned about our site.

4. What special skills/talents you have (such as vlogging, webmaster, or web coding experience, artistic skills, teacher/librarian background, etc.) and what you think you can do for The Mixed-Up Files…of Middle-Grade Authors.

5. How you can help promote our group.

6. What you think being a member of this blog will do for you.

7. Why you love middle-grade books.

8. Anything else that you think might be useful for us to know about you.

We will accept applications until Saturday, October 18, 2014. Please spread the word to others who might be interested. If you applied a while back and would still like to join us, we’d be happy to receive a new application from you. We can’t wait to announce our new Mixed-Up members on Saturday, November 1st!

Winners Announced!

There have been quite a few contests and winners to announce!

First up:

always abigail

Always, Abigail is being sent to one lucky winner. That winner is…

Krusheta Wiley!




My Year of Epic Rock goes to….

Leslie Darnell!


SOTB final

The winner of Somebody on this Bus is Going to be Famous is….


Please contact me at Amie (at) fromthemixedupfiles (dot) com as soon as possible!

Thanks to all who entered and congrats to our winners!

Winner – The Industrial Revolution for Kids!

My sincere apologies for the defunct rafflecopter link. Thanks to my ongoing struggle with technology I had to pull out a hat for this draw.

ID-10043359And the winner is…

Rosi Hollinbeck!!

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the book. Thanks again to Cheryl Mullenbach for joining us!


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