What’s new in middle grade fiction?


Truth is, I don’t know.

I’ve been supo-busy.  (I also like to make up my own phrases- if you don’t know me, I thought I would offer that disclaimer.)

‘Saving Tuma’ has been out for ten months- and the sequel is JUST now getting ready for publishing. I’m behind schedule. But that’s okay, because it was my schedule.

I enjoyed writing the characters through this book so much, I am anxiously ready to begin book 3, with the hopes that it will only take a few months. Or, at least less than ten.

Book 2 brings a little more excitement & danger to the trio as Cara disappears and Wendy and Daniel embark on a adventure to find her. Don’t worry- the Tumans play a central role, and favorite characters like Koda, Fanny and Zuzu return.

Enough about that. For now.  😉

I want to hear from you.

  1. Are there are GREAT middle grade fiction books that you just LOVE?  I’m a fan of characterization. I want awesome characters. 

      2.  I’m growing my reader team.  If you are interested in being a beta reader or if you are a blogger interested in a copy of either book, email me. 



In Search of MG Fiction Authors!

Ready for some #Booklove?

February brings an exciting month with 14 days of giveaways. We currently need a few more authors to participate.  All you have to do is giveaway ONE book during this time frame.  For 14 days, we will give away one book a day.  We want everyone to #Feelthelove!

It is great if you have a Twitter/FB presence, and/o<r a blog.  🙂

Send an email to:  authoressmollymcgee@gmail.com if you would like to participate!

♥Thanks for the love.♥

So many words…so little time

My favorite new (and completely made-up) term for 2017:  GOALSMASHING.  Fyi…if you see that term out in cyberland, I am claiming it. I made it up. It is mine.  I will allow you all to use it (because it is pretty awesome), but…well, you know. It’s mine.

If you follow me on Twitter  (@mollymcgee99), you are possibly well aware of my new phrase.  Uh, sorry about that.

I use it in all aspects of my life, not just writing.  I am training for some races.  GOALSMASHING.  I have things to accomplish in my personal life. GOALSMASHING.

Must. Write. Everyday

Must. Run. 4x a week.

Must. Travel. Often.


Free free to steal  (<———–bad word) , I mean, borrow the phrase. Hashtag your little hearts out. I want to see it. HMU on Twitter so I can see. 🙂

Goal: An observable and measurable end result having one or more objectives to be achieved within a more or less fixed time frame

So, my hope for you’all is that you not just strive & reach your goals this year, but you achieve complete & total GOALSMASHING.




Journey to Tuma: Coming Soon

With the first book of this series off in the hands of an editor, I’m getting pretty excited for it’s release!  (And I guess I better get a writin’ on book #2!)

Our goal date for publication is mid-December, and all indicators point to this as a realistic date. Cover is almost complete as well. The clock is ticking.

An overview of Journey to Tuma:

Being an eleven year old isn’t all fun and games anymore. There are lives to be saved.

Seeing a light shining through the woods on her family’s property, Wendy grabs her explorer’s backpack and takes off to see where it is coming from.  Once in the woods, Wendy trips and loses consciousness.  When she awakes, she finds herself in an unfamiliar place and face to face with Koda, a creature unlike anything Wendy has ever seen.  Though initially frightened, she develops a friendship with Koda and comes to love his world, known as Tuma. After learning that Koda and his people are in danger, Wendy enlists her friends help, and they set out to save the land of Tuma.

Many obstacles face the trio as they learn that Wendy’s father, and his development company, are the reason for Tuma’s environmental dilemma, thus leaving Wendy with some tough, grown up decisions to make.

Follow along for release specials along the way! Journey to Tuma will make a great gift for a young reader,  in the 8-12 year old range. If you know of a classroom that would be interested in a couple donated books, please contact me at authoressmollymcgee@gmail.com.

You may also be interested in checking our the Short Story Contest. <——Click Here.