Cover Reveal: Violet by Renee Lichtenhan

Cover Reveal: Violet by Renee Lichtenhan

Coming in April! Thirteen-year-old Violet Windsor is obsessed with the rush and thrill of skateboarding through a dangerous, gang-ridden part of New York City. Certain that her high-society parents wouldn’t approve of the rough-and-tumble sport or the sketchy neighborhood, she and her best friend, Sloane, hide her secret adventures in a thick veil of lies.  [...]

Cover Reveal: One Small Spark by Jackie Minniti

Cover Reveal: One Small Spark by Jackie Minniti

It's cover reveal week at Anaiah Press. Today we are excited to present our upcoming Middle Grade novel, One Small Spark by Jackie Minniti. A mysterious message on a scrap of paper.   A shadowy group whose motives are unclear.   A political struggle that pits friend against friend, neighbor against neighbor, and father against son.  Eleven-year-old Benjamin [...]

The Best Book I (Almost) Never Wrote by Jackie Minniti

The Best Book I (Almost) Never Wrote by Jackie Minniti

A Guest Post by Jackie Minniti I’m a firm believer that nothing important happens by chance. This belief has been validated  many times as I’ve traveled through the six decades of my life, but never more than a serendipitous experience that shed a new light on an old story. My dad was a WWII veteran [...]

How NOT to Write Middle Grade Fiction by Jackie Minniti

How NOT to Write Middle Grade Fiction by Jackie Minniti

A GUEST POST BY JACKIE MINNITI One thing I learned from my years of teaching reading in middle school was that middle graders have very definite opinions about books. We had some very lively discussions about what they liked (and hated) in the books they read. This came in handy when I decided to write [...]