Yolanda Ridge

Middle Grade Author

Graphic Novels

My last post for the Mixed-Up Files is about Graphic Novels. I will miss being part of that group but will continue to follow the blog and hope to use my extra time (ha!) to post more news and views on this website (including reviews!)

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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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