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Battle for Minecraft Book 1 off to Beta Readers!

» by August 17, 2014 at 6:52 pm » Comments (0)

[caption id="attachment_777" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Praxismaxis researching Battle for Minecraft Book 2: Nether Nightmare. Ack, Slimes![/caption] I'm having a blast writing Battle for Minecraft, my new series of Minecraft novels for kids. ...more »

How those Minecraft books got my students reading . . .

» by August 1, 2014 at 11:32 am » Comments (0)

[caption id="attachment_817" align="alignleft" width="600"] The three most coveted books on our Grade 1 class library. Are you surprised?[/caption] [This post originally appeared on GamingEdus.org, but I figured folks dropping by here ...more »

Happiness is a book reprinted

» by July 26, 2014 at 3:46 pm » Comments (0)

[caption id="attachment_1918" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Reprint Three: these reprint editions of my books landed in my mailbox last week.[/caption] With all my experimenting with ebooks and print on demand (POD) publishing, ...more »

I’m writing a Minecraft novel! Wait, I’m writing a Minecraft novel?

» by July 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm » Comments (0)

They say write what you know. I know Minecraft and I know writing for kids. Combining the two seemed like a natural fit and the beginnings of a really fun project. The ...more »

This is why I write for kids

» by June 18, 2014 at 9:10 am » Comments (0)

[caption id="attachment_1873" align="aligncenter" width="356"] Does Hugh Howey get fan mail with googly eyes? No, he does not.[/caption] I know authors for adults get letters from their readers, but I doubt Margaret ...more »

Meet Tank, a mystery-solving, tech-tinkering troll young readers will love

» by June 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm » Comments (0)

Last week, I sent the manuscript for Tank and Fizz #2 off to the amazing folks at Orca Book Publishers. To celebrate, I thought it'd be fun for you to ...more »

Ganked gets non-gamer goodness on Amy’s Marathon of Books

» by June 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm » Comments (0)

One of my biggest worries when writing Ganked, was that non-gamers wouldn't get it. Ganked is a straight-ahead YA mystery, but steeped in the world of video games and as ...more »
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