Middle Grade Monday is a feature started right here at Reading Nook. It's a way to share news or reviews of middle grade novels on a blog that doesn't exclusively post middle grade content. Feel free to join any time and link up.
Today I have the lovely Jessica Day George here to answer a couple of questions in honor of her recent release Wednesdays in the Tower.
1. What's your favorite story that features a castle?
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
2. You write fantasy novels, do you have some other genre stories sitting around your house unfinished? Or are you strictly fantasy?
I have two Regency romance novels on my hard drive that I will one day publish!
3.What are some differences between writing middle grade and young adult?
In middle grade I feel less pressure to include a romantic subplot. I also tend to have more action-driven plots in my middle grade, and more character-driven in my YA books.
4. What is a book you've read recently that you can't stop recommending?
Where’d You Go, Bernadette? By Maria Semple. A lovely, well, dramedy that’s for adults, but I totally recommend to teens as well.
5. Describe the Castle Glower series in 5 words.
Magic castle loves its princess.
Jessica Day George is the author of many novels including the Princess series, Dragon Slippers series and of course the Castle Glower series.
You can visit her at her website http://www.jessicadaygeorge.com/
(doesn't have to be posted on a Monday)