Thursday, December 20, 2012

Transcript - December 20-Year End Round-Up- Best of 2012


rachelgrinti Tonight's topic is a year-end round-up! Best MG of 2012 -- and also feel free to ask for recs if you're still gift-buying! #mglitchat -9:03 PM Dec 20th, 2012


Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 13, 2012-War in Middle-Grade


rachelnseigel Speaking of war, it's time for #MGlitchat and our discussion about war in MG!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December 6, 2012--Middle-Grade Mashups


rachelnseigel Time for #Mglitchat. Tonight's topic: Mashups! -7:02 PM Dec 6th, 2012
  

Thursday, November 29, 2012

November 29, 2012- The Future Of Middle Grade Literature



rachelgrinti It's #mglitchat time! Tonight we're talking about the future of middle grade fiction. -9:00 PM Nov 29th, 2012


LaurelSnyder hey! #mglitchat -9:01 PM Nov 29th, 2012


AnshaKotyk @rachelgrinti So future as in far future? How shall we ponder? #mglitchat -9:01 PM Nov 29th, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November 1, 2012- Open Chat

Due to the storms and candy hangovers, we decided to open up this weeks mglitchat to suit our smaller online group. We had a great chat about starting NaNoWriMo and we discussed our own writing challenges.
Thank you to everyone who participated. See you next week!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 25, 2012 - Ghosts and the Supernatural in MG


rachelgrinti Hi all! It's #mglitchat time again -- just in time for Halloween, we're talking ghosts and other supernatural creatures. -9:01 PM Oct 25th, 2012          
               

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October 18, 2012 - Children's Choice Awards



rachelnseigel Hello everybody! It's time for #Mglitchat -9:00 PM Oct 18th, 201       
              
              
matt_janacone @AnshaKotyk @rachelnseigel I think Children's Choice Awards is an excellent approach to awarding! #mglitchat -9:01 PM Oct 18th, 2012
              
              
AnshaKotyk @rachelnseigel I feel another book list coming on. #Mglitchat -9:01 PM Oct 18th, 2012              

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Oct 10, 2012 Transcript--The Line Between Upper MG and YA


elissacruz So, let's get this show on the road. @AnshaKotyk and I are hosting, though I am mostly just here for my good looks. ;) #MGlitchat -7:03 PM Oct 11th, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

October 4: Who is Influencing Today's Writers?


KDuBayGillis Ready, set, go! #mglitchat -9:01 PM Oct 4th, 2012

 JenniferCEstes @DanyelleLeafty Send me your tweetdeck mojo! #mglitchat -9:01 PM Oct 4th, 2012

 DanyelleLeafty @JenniferCEstes Heh. It's about the only thing that's not broken right now. *throws salt over shoulder* *sends mojo your way* #mglitchat -9:01 PM Oct 4th, 2012

 lshullinger @KDuBayGillis Hi everyone! #mglitchat -9:02 PM Oct 4th, 2012

 PBWorkshop Standing by to be influenced... #mglitchat -9:02 PM Oct 4th, 2012

 DanyelleLeafty Tonight's topic is on who influences today's writers. #mglitchat -9:02 PM Oct 4th, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

September 27: Complex Language in Middle Grade

rachelnseigel about 1 hour ago RT @Bec_AS: RT @Bec_AS: Hi, everyone! Let please use small words to discuss complex language in MG! :D#mglitchat


Thursday, September 20, 2012

September 20, 2012 -- MG Novels in Verse


rachelgrinti Welcome to tonight's chat, everyone! I'm excited about today's topic: MG novels in verse! #mglitchat -8:59 PM Sep 20th, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September 13, 2012 - Handling School Visits

JoWhittemore Ladies and gents, it's the top of the hour. Time to get our #MGLitchat on!!! #mglitchat -9:00 PM Sep 13th, 2012

AniProf Question No. 1: How do you snag a school visit? #MGLitChat -9:00 PM Sep 13th, 2012

JoWhittemore Tonight's topic is school visits, and I'm joined by lovely co-host @karenninaposa. #mglitchat -9:01 PM Sep 13th, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

September 6, 2012 Fall Book Preview- What are We Excited For?


                
KarenninaPosa Only a minute till our chat on new fall books we're excited about! Who's here? Chime in, folks! #mglitchat -9:00 PM Sep 6th, 2012   

Thursday, August 30, 2012

August 30, 2012- Middle Grade book clubs


 
DanyelleLeafty @AngelinaCHansen *waves* #mglitchat And welcome! -9:00 PM Aug 30th, 2012



DanyelleLeafty Today's #mglitchat will be on book groups and book clubs. :) -9:01 PM Aug 30th, 2012



AngelinaCHansen @DanyelleLeafty *waves back to Danyelle and everyone else* #mglitchat -9:01 PM Aug 30th, 2012



Bec_AS Hi! *waves* So, where are we starting with this conversation? #MGLitChat -9:01 PM Aug 30th, 2012



ilanawaters It's been a long day, but I made it to #mglitchat! *collapses* All will be good from now on. *raises fist weakly* -9:01 PM Aug 30th, 2012



DanyelleLeafty @Bec_AS Hi! We're talking book groups and book clubs tonight. #mglitchat -9:01 PM Aug 30th, 2012



michaelascotto I pledge allegiance to the #nerdybookclub! #mglitchat -9:02 PM Aug 30th, 2012



DanyelleLeafty @DanyelleLeafty Welcome! #mglitchat -9:02 PM Aug 30th, 2012



SpencerToday RT “@DanyelleLeafty: Today's #mglitchat will be on book groups and book clubs. :)” -9:02 PM Aug 30th, 2012



ilanawaters @elissacruz Crap--meant #mglitchat. Pull of fascination still applies, though. :-) -9:02 PM Aug 30th, 2012



DanyelleLeafty @michaelascotto *likes the sound of that club* O:) #mglitchat -9:02 PM Aug 30th, 2012



katsok RT @michaelascotto: I pledge allegiance to the #nerdybookclub! #mglitchat -9:02 PM Aug 30th, 2012



AnshaKotyk Good question. How many have been a part of a bookclub?RT @Bec_AS: Hi! *waves* So, where are we starting with this conversation? #MGLitChat -9:02 PM Aug 30th, 2012



SpencerToday @ilanawaters Hey Ilana. Long day here too. Hello everyone. #mglitchat -9:02 PM Aug 30th, 2012



DsBSC @truebookaddict @joyousreads @EmilyCaseysMuse @emsreadingroom @PoseySessions @maureenjohnson do y'all attend #MGLitChat starts now almost! -9:03 PM Aug 30th, 2012



Bec_AS I am part of a mother/daughter book club for 11/12yos #MGLitChat -9:03 PM Aug 30th, 2012



EmilyCaseysMuse Biuncing from #StoryDam to #Mglitchat. Busy night. -9:03 PM Aug 30th, 2012



LaurelSnyder Popping in, to learn more about book clubs! (I've never been part of one in person) #mglitchat -9:03 PM Aug 30th, 2012



SpencerToday @michaelascotto I will follow. #mglitchat -9:03 PM Aug 30th, 2012



DanyelleLeafty I haven't ever been part of one, but am looking for some to join. #needsmorebooks #mglitchat -9:03 PM Aug 30th, 2012



kurtisscaletta I have facilitated some kids book clubs; glad to see this topic getting its due. #mglitchat -9:03 PM Aug 30th, 2012



DsBSC RT @DanyelleLeafty: @Bec_AS Hi! We're talking book groups and book clubs tonight. #mglitchat -9:03 PM Aug 30th, 2012



michaelascotto @DanyelleLeafty They're totally awesome folks. http://t.co/eijpuXf2 (plus they've let me post a couple times ;) #mglitchat -9:03 PM Aug 30th, 2012



DanyelleLeafty @kurtisscaletta Awesome! Any words of wisdom? #mglitchat -9:04 PM Aug 30th, 2012


DanyelleLeafty @michaelascotto *off to check them out* Thanks so much! #mglitchat -9:04 PM Aug 30th, 2012          
              
              
EmilyCaseysMuse #Mglitchat I was once a part of a book group, but being a slow reader, I couldn't keep up. -9:04 PM Aug 30th, 2012             

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

August 9, 2012 - Sports in Middle Grade Fiction


AnshaKotyk Welcome everyone to tonight's chat on Sports in MG #mglitchat -9:00 PM Aug 9th, 2012     
               
               
rachelgrinti Hi everyone! #mglitchat -9:00 PM Aug 9th, 2012       
               
               
rachelnseigel @AnshaKotyk Hey everybody! :-) #mglitchat -9:01 PM Aug 9th, 2012          
               
               
HoppingReads Hi! I'm Louise, 6th gr teacher looking forward to talking sports - books that is! #MGlitchat -9:01 PM Aug 9th, 2012      
               
   

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August 2, 2012 - Death in Middle Grade Fiction


 

KDuBayGillis @barbaraoconnor Happy you'll join us!!! #mglitchat -8:58 PM Aug 2nd, 2012


LaurelSnyder Signing in to talk about death in middle grade books. #mykindoffun #mglitchat -8:59 PM Aug 2nd, 2012


barbaraoconnor I'm joining you! But be patient. I'm new at this. :-) #mglitchat -8:59 PM Aug 2nd, 2012


KDuBayGillis @kurtisscaletta Happy the death in your WIP will lead you to #mglitchat tonight! -9:00 PM Aug 2nd, 2012


Jess_Keating We're talking death in middle grade books tonight - drop by! #mglitchat -9:00 PM Aug 2nd, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012--1st Anniversary Chat


elissacruz Welcome to #MGlitchat! I'm so excited to celebrate our 1 year anniversary with all you fine people. #MGlitchat -6:59 PM Jul 19th, 2012
   

Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer 2012 Reading List

As promised, here is a list of the titles mentioned at the July 12, 2012 chat about hot summer reads.  Enjoy!


KEEPING THE CASTLE by Patrice Kindl
HOME OF THE BRAVE by Katherine Applegate
THREE TIMES LUCKY by Sheila Turnage
THE EMERALD ATLAS by John Stephens
SUMMER OF THE GYPSY MOTHS by Sara Pennypacker
THE PRINCE WHO FELL FROM THE SKY by John Claude Bemis
THE HERO'S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM by Christopher Healy
FAKE MUSTACHE by Tom Angleberger
WONDER by R.J. Palacio
DRAMA by Raina Telgemeier
GILBERT AND LOUIS RULE THE UNIVERSE: FIRST IMPRESSIONS by Rebecca Heller
MY LOUISIANA SKY by Kimberley Willis
ABOVE WORLD by Jenn Reese
THE CABINET OF EARTHS by Anne Nesbet
BLISS, Kathryn Littlewood
VORDAK THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE books
FLYING THE DRAGON by Natalie Lorenzi
THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF NICHOLAS BENEDICT by Trenton Lee Stewart
CHAINED by Lynn Kelly
SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE by Joanne Levy
GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES by Mike Jung
THE BROKEN LANDS by Kate Milford
THROUGH A GLASS GRIMMLY by Adam Gidwitz
CUPCAKE books by Lisa Shroeder
PICKLE by Kim Baker
POWERLESS by Matthew Cody
GIRL WHO FELL BENEATH FAIRLYAND AND LED THE REVELS THERE by Catherynne Valente
WONDERSTRUCK by Brian Selznick
CAPTURE THE FLAG by Kate Messner
LIAR AND SPY by Rebecca Stead
SECRETS FROM A SLEEPING BAG by Rose Cooper
CLAWS by Mike Grinti
SWAY by Amber Turner
A GIRL WHO CIRCUMNAVIGATED FAIRYLAND IN A BOAT OF HER OWN MAKING by Catherynne Valente
A TALE DARK AND GRIM by Adam Gidwitz
MAPMAKER AND THE GHOST by Sarvenaz Tash
ONE FOR THE MURPHYS by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
TRACING STARS by Erin Moulton
MR. AND MRS. BUNNY—DETECTIVES EXTRAORDINAIRE by Holly Horvath
CAMO GIRL by Kekla Magoon
HORTON'S MIRACULOUS MECHANISMS by Lissa Evans
SEE YOU AT HARRY'S by Jo Knowles
HIDDEN by Helen Frost
CROSSING STONES by Helen Frost
ONE DAY AND ONE AMAZING MORNING ON ORANGE STREET by Joanne Rocklin
BOYS WITHOUT NAMES by Kashmira Sheth
THE LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK by Kristin Levine
BLUEFISH by Pat Schmatz

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 12, 2012 - Great Summer Reading


DanyelleLeafty Welcome to #mglitchat everyone! Today, we're discussing sizzling hot summer MG reads! :D -9:01 PM Jul 12th, 2012              
              
              

Thursday, June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012 - Time Travel, Wishes and Other Plot Devices



KarenninaPosa Hi everyone! I'm ready to hop on the time machine tonight! #mglitchat -9:00 PM Jun 28th, 2012


AniProf And away we go! #MGLitChat -9:01 PM Jun 28th, 2012


AnshaKotyk Welcome everyone to tonight's #mglitchat! -9:01 PM Jun 28th, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012 Transcript - Kisses & Crushes- Romance in MG

KDuBayGillis Fun topic tonight! #mglitchat -9:00 PM Jun 21st, 2012

mikegrinti Pre-chat snacks are important. #mglitchat -9:01 PM Jun 21st, 2012

KarenninaPosa Hey all! How's everyone doing? Are you ready to talk up romance in MG? #mglitchat -9:01 PM Jun 21st, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June 14, 2012 Transcript- Profanity in Middle Grade


rachelnseigel Hi everybody! It's time for another #Mglitchat Tonight we're talking about using profanity in Middle Grade Fiction! -9:00 PM Jun 14th, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 7, 2012 Transcript--BEA


JoWhittemore 7:02pm via TweetChat     Ladies and gents, it's MGLitchat time! #mglitchat

Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012 - Cover Art in MG




KDuBayGillis Ok, it's 9 pm. Time for #mglitchat. Tonight's topic...MG covers! -9:01 PM May 31st, 2012


sway_author @KDuBayGillis Thanks a bunch, Kellie! Ready to chat! #mglitchat -9:01 PM May 31st, 2012


AnshaKotyk @sway_author wow that is a great cover! #mglitchat -9:01 PM May 31st, 2012


KDuBayGillis Anyone have any favorite covers they want to mention and why does it work for that book? #mglitchat -9:01 PM May 31st, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012 - MG Substitutions for YA

-           JoWhittemore It's time to get our #MGLitchat on, y'all! #mglitchat -8:00 PM May 17th, 2012
-           rachelnseigel #mglitchat We all know that Hunger Games is the hot with teens, but how about dystopia for MG? Any favourites? -8:01 PM May 17th, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012 Transcript-Reviews


elissacruz It's time to get started! Welcome to all. Tonight the awesome @danyelleleafty and I are hosting. The topic: reviews. #MGlitchat -7:03 PM May 10th, 2012
   

Thursday, May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012 - Family Structure in MG fiction


DanyelleLeafty #mglitchat with the lovely @rachelgrinti starts in 15 minutes! Topic: family structure in middle grade fiction. -8:47 PM May 3rd, 2012


Thursday, April 26, 2012

April 26, 2012 Transcript: Reaching Without Preaching (Messages in MG)

rachelnseigel Hello everybody! Welcome to Tonight's #MGlitchat with my co-hostess @KDuBayGillis . We are talking about "Reaching Without Preaching" -7:00 PM Apr 26th, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April 12, 2012 - Disaster topics in MG Fiction


KarenninaPosa Here we go! How's everyone tonight? #mglitchat -9:00 PM Apr 12th, 2012


AnshaKotyk Welcome to #mglitchat. Tonight we'll be talking about Disasters, what makes them so popular? -9:00 PM Apr 12th, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April 5, 2012 Transcript - Killer Queries & Stellar Synopses

rachelgrinti Hi all! Tonight @JoWhittemore and I are hosting, and we're talking queries and synopses. #MGlitchat -9:02 PM Apr 5th, 2012
                                                                   

Thursday, March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012 Transcript-The Art of MG Mysteries

elissacruz It's time! Welcome to our Mystery chat, and a special welcome to our panel of experts! #MGlitchat -7:00 PM Mar 29th, 2012
   

Thursday, March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012 -Historical Fiction in Middle Grade

rachelnseigel Here we go everybody ready for #MGlitchat now? @AnshaKotyk and I are hosting -9:01 PM Mar 22nd, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

March 15, 2012 - Short Story in Middle Grade Fiction

      
              
              
              
              
DanyelleLeafty Welcome to #mglitchat everyone! The topic for today is short stories. :) -9:00 PM Mar 15th, 2012         

Thursday, March 8, 2012

March 8, 2012 Transcript--Story Structure (Plotting Vs. Plunging)

JoWhittemore Bonjourno, peeps, and welcome to this week's #mglitchat! Tonight, my lovely cohost @elissacruz & I are talking structure. #mglitchat -7:01 PM Mar 8th, 2012
   

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March 1, 2012 Transcript on Multicultural Middle Grade Fiction

AnshaKotyk Welcome to #mglitchat, this week, Multicultural Middle Grade! -9:00 PM Mar 1st, 2012              
   

Thursday, February 23, 2012

February 23rd - Tips from the Pros- Publicist Night

rachelgrinti Welcome to Publicist Night, the fourth and final session of our Tips From the Pros Series! #MGlitchat -9:00 PM Feb 23rd, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012 Editors- Harold Underdown, Nancy Mercado and Jordan Brown


 

AnshaKotyk Welcome everyone! Especially our guests: @NanMercado, @thisJordanBrown, @HUnderdown #mglitchat -9:00 PM Feb 16th, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012 Transcript - Agent Night

elissacruz It's time! Welcome to Agent Night, the second session of our Tips From the Pros Series! #MGlitchat -9:00 PM Feb 9th, 2012

ixtumea RT @elissacruz: It's time! Welcome to Agent Night, the second session of our Tips From the Pros Series! #MGlitchat -9:00 PM Feb 9th, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 26, 2012 - Youth Media Awards

KDuBayGillis Everyone getting ready for #mglitchat?? Talking Youth Awards tonight... -8:59 PM Jan 26th, 2012            

Introducing...the February 2012 "Tips From the Pros" #MGlitchat Series!

Now that #MGlitchat has been around for awhile, we hostesses decided it was time to shake things up.  And what better way to do that than to bring in the professionals?

So today we'd like to introduce our first ever "Tips From the Pros" chat series!

Each week during the month of February, we have invited a few professionals to share their tips for writing and publishing middle-grade books in today's market.  We'd like to thank each of our professionals for graciously volunteering their time and expertise for this series of chats.

Because of the nature of these chats, we are asking that chat attendees please refrain from tweeting until our moderators open the floor for questions.  This will give our professionals a few minutes to share their tips at the beginning of each chat.

Also, when participating in the Q&A portion of the chats, please ask thoughtful questions that will add to the conversation.  Let's not waste our professionals' time with basic questions that can easily be answered elsewhere.  Thank you!

The schedule and our guests are as follows:

February 2--Author Night

Kate Messner (@KateMessner), author of SUGAR AND ICE and THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z, both from Walker Children's
Kate Milford (@KateMilford), author of THE BONESHAKER, from Clarion Books
Jenn Reese (@jennreese), author of ABOVE WORLD, from Candlewick
Kurtis Scaletta (@kurtisscaletta), author of  THE TANGLEWOOD TERROR, MAMBA POINT and MUDVILLE, all from Knopf Books For Young Readers
Laurel Snyder (@LaurelSnyder), author of BIGGER THAN A BREADBOX and PENNY DREADFUL, both from Random House Books For Young Readers

February 9--Agent Night


February 16--Editor Night

Jordan Brown (@thisjordanbrown), editor at Walden Pond Press and Balzer + Bray (both imprints of HarperCollins Children's Books)
Nancy Mercado (@nanmercado), executive editor at Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Group
Harold Underdown (@HUnderdown), editorial consultant and owner of the popular website, The Purple Crayon

February 23--Publicist Night

Kellie Celia (@WaldenPondPress)--Marketing Communications Manager, Publishing at Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Children's Books
Tracey Daniels (@TrayMMP)--founder and senior partner at Media Masters Publicity
Greg Pincus (@gregpincus)--author and social media consultant at his website, The Happy Accident

We are excited to hear from each of these professionals.  And we hope you'll join us as well!  Happy chatting, everyone!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 12, 2012--Truth in Middle Grade Fiction

rachelnseigel Hey everybody! Time for #MGlitchat today's topic is "Truth in MG lit". -7:00 PM Jan 12th, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 5, 2012 -- Writing Resolutions


rachelgrinti Hi everyone! @AnshaKotyk and I are hosting tonight's chat. Tonight's topic is writing resolutions. #mglitchat -9:01 PM Jan 5th, 2012