ODDITY author Eli Brown discusses his alt-history fantasy novel for young readers. We talk world-building in an 1800's North American setting, approaching sensitive historical topics, creating an objected-based magic system, and tackling themes of grief, trauma & agency for a middle grade audience.
Playlist - Writing Middle Grade Fiction
AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS author B.B. Alston talks about writing his Middle Grade Fantasy debut (from Balzer + Bray). We discuss his creative process for the coming-of-age, fish-out-of-water tale he describes as "Men in Black meets Hogwarts".