Yolanda Ridge

Children's Author

The Industrial Revolution for Kids

Industrial Revolution for Kids The (2)Title: The Industrial Revolution for Kids: The People and Technology that Changed the World

Author: Cheryl Mullenbach

Publisher: Chicago Review Press (August, 2014)

Reviewer: Yolanda Ridge

ISBN: 9781613746905

I had the privilege of interviewing Cheryl Mullenbach, a former middle and high school history teacher and state education department consultant, for the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors. Check out this link to find out more about Cheryl’s experience writing non-fiction. Cheryl and her publisher also generously donated a copy of their book as a giveaway and the winner was announced today! Thanks to all who participated!



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Thicken Thou Skin


My latest thoughts on writing and rejection at The Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors; Thicken Thou Skin.

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Book Giveaway – The Boy Problem

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Today on the mixed-up files I’ve posted an interview with Kami Kinard. Check it out and enter to win a copy of her new book – The Boy Problem - a great middle grade book!


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What a dinner party taught me about writing fiction


My latest post on the

Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors

dinner parties

and fiction writing.

What’s the connection?

Bon Appetit!

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Saying No

Here’s a link to my somewhat grinchy post on the Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors;

 Saying No


Happy Holidays, everyone.  See you in 2014!

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Heaven in Paved with Oreos

With a new job doing freelance writing for our local paper (Rossland News) I haven’t had much time to do book reviews, but I did get the opportunity to interview Catherine Murdock about her new book, Heaven is Paved with Oreos.

Check out my Mixed-Up Files interview and enter to win a copy of the book which features D.J. Swank of the amazing Dairy Queen Trilogy.


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Hi-Lo Books for Middle Grade Readers

My latest post at the Mixed-Up Files about Hi-Lo Books for Middle Grade Readers.

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No More Rules!

I have a new post up at the Mixed-Up Files about everyone’s favourite topic – rules!  Check it out here and let me know what rules you want to break this summer!

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MUF interview with Lois Peterson

My latest post at From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors features an interview with Lois Peterson – one of my favourite Canadian authors.

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Secrets and Truths

Find out more about the wonderful writers behind From the Mixed-Up Files… of Middle-Grade Authors in this Secrets and Truths post by Mindy Alyse Weiss.

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