Monday, May 15, 2017

Yay For Middle Grade Books! Interview & Giveaway With Susan Maupin Schmid

Today on the blog I'm pleased to present an interview with Susan Maupin Schmid! Ms. Schmid is the author of the MG books If the Magic Fits, and the upcoming sequel, Ghost of a Chance, which releases July 25th. And be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post, because Ms. Schmid is giving away a copy of If the Magic Fits! :)

The bold writing is the questions I asked, the regular writing is her responses, and the bold italic writing are my comments about her answers.

1, Would you please describe your book, If the Magic Fits, in seven words?

Magic, Dresses, Adventure, Intrigue, Humor, Fun, & Dragons

2. The sequel, Ghost of a Chance, releases in July! Can you tell us all a little about it?
Ghost of a Chance digs deeper into Darling’s burning questions: What is the magic? Where did it come from? And most importantly: What is it doing in the castle? When things go missing around the castle, everyone is on edge. Then Darling and Roger think they spot a ghost. Could it be the thief? It’s time to grab a dress and go looking for ghosts and answers!

3. Random question! What's your favorite color? 
Blue! Most of the time, but some days…I catch myself leaning towardsPurple.

Blue is my favorite, too!

4. If you're able to talk about it, what are you working on now?

Copy-edits for book three, The Starlight Slippers, so excited about this book! Creating 18-inch versions of the 100 dresses for my website (check out the Candace’s closet page!). And shopping for that perfect dress. I know it’s out there! I just have to find it.

I love the title of the third book! :)

5. What are some of your favorite Middle Grade Books?

Three Times Lucky series by Sheila Turnage (I love Mo LoBeau)
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
The Books of Elsewhere by Jacqueline West
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
I like adventure, magic, and a little spying in my books. Throw in a fancy dress or two, and well, I just can’t resist.

A Snicker of Magic I love! :)

Author bio: Susan Maupin Schmid is the author of If the Magic Fits, the first in the 100 Dresses series from Random House. If the Magic Fits is a Junior Library Guild selection. The second book in the series, Ghost f a Chance, will be available on Jul 25th. The Starlight Slippers follows in July of 2018. Susan has a particular weakness for good books, good coffee, and beautiful dresses. You can connect with Susan on or on Twitter at @maupinschmid.

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Now for the giveaway! :)

Information and Rules:
Giveaway runs between May 15th through May 28th.
Enter using the rafflecopter below.
There will be one winner! 
Afterward I will contact the winner to get the information for the author, the winner will have 48 hours to reply.
If the winner does not reply within 48 hours, I will draw a new winner.
The author is the one responisible to get the prize to the winner.
US only

No cheating! 

And good luck! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. My daughter would love it! Thank you!

  2. my 7th grader would love this book, with summer coming I am always on the look out for good books for her over the summer

  3. This is right up my twins' genre and age level. Will be adding it to their reading lists.


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