Monday, May 23, 2016

Yay for Middle Grade Books: Interview and Giveaway With Erin Moulton!

Today I'm happy to present an interview and giveaway with Middle Grade author Erin Moulton! She is the author of the MG books Flutter, Tracing Stars, and Chasing the Milky Way! She is also the author of the YA book, Keepers of the Labyrinth. And be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post, because she is doing a giveaway for all three of her MG books, signed! :)

Here's the interview! :)

The bold font are my questions, the regular font are her answers, and the bold italic font are my comments about her answers!

1.You've written three MG novels! Would you please describe each in three words? I'll try!
Flutter: Vermont Mountain Survival
Tracing Stars: Pet Lobster Lost
Chasing the Milky Way: Robots or Bust.

Love these descriptions! :)

2. What was your favorite book in Middle School?
I had lots of favorites. In middle school I started to get interested in the epic poems of old, so I wanted to read Chaucer in old (middle?) English. My parents bought me an Old English Dictionary and my friend, Tristan, downloaded some poetry for me. I also loved to read books that were more at my level, such as the Brian Jacques books. I especially loved The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi. Murder and Mutiny on the high seas? Yes, please. And I just recently found a middle grade letter to my teacher where I explain how incredibly awesome Bruce Coville's The Land of the Unicorns is, so I loved that, too!

3. Random question! What's your favorite word?
It happens to be YAY. It looks joyful with the Y's raising their arms up.

Yay! :)

4. What's the best thing about writing MG books? For me, reading in the middle grade was the best reading time. I was willing to go on adventures, while still exploring heavier themes. I think that I bring that perspective to my writing. I also just love hearing the middle grade voice in my ear. It's fun, quirky, lively and contemplative. It's a great age to spend some time with.

5. What are some of your favorite Middle Grade books?
I have lots, but a few of my favorites are BUD, NOT BUDDY by Christopher Paul Curtis, LYDDIE by Katherine Paterson and MANIAC MAGEE by Jerry Spinelli.

Thank you for participating in this event! :)

Author bio: Erin E. Moulton graduated with an MFA in Writing for Children from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of Flutter: The Story of Four Sisters and One Incredible Journey, Tracing Stars, Chasing the Milky Way, as well and Keepers of the Labyrinth. She lives in Southern New Hampshire with her husband, unruly dogs and son. You can visit her online at or on twitter @erinemoulton.

Here are a few links:

Her Website
Her Twitter
Her Goodreads
Her Facebook

And now here's the giveaway! :)

Giveaway rules:
The winner will win signed copies of Flutter, Tracing Stars, and Chasing the Milky Way.
Giveaway runs from May 23rd through June 5th.
US only.After the giveaway is over, I'll contact the winner and get their information for the author.
The winner will have 48 hours to reply. If they do not, I will pick a new winner.
And no cheating!

Good luck!

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