Monday, January 2, 2017

Project MG Mayhem: What the Mayhemmers are up to in 2017, compiled by Michael G-G

We're back from our short hiatus--and boy did the time fly by! I thought I'd bring you up to speed about what several Mayhemmers plan for our new year of 2017. Here we go:


Kell Andrews: In 2017 I want to finish writing and revising my current novel, which is the book of my heart. My goal next is to write something for my daughter. She has a hard time finding enough of the books she loves, so I want to write the book of her heart.









Caroline Starr Rose: February 7: Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine publishes!!!!

Jim Hill: I'm teaching a workshop at NESCBWI called "So You Want to Write a Graphic Novel." April 21-23, 2017, Springfield, MA.









Mary Cronin: I'll be teaching two workshops at the New England SCBWI conference in April--
"World-Building: The Power of Setting for LGBTQ Characters" and "Writing about Characters with LGBTQ Parents."








(Looks like this will be a great conference to attend if you want to see Jim and Mary in action!)


Eden Unger Bowditch: I have MG/YA two books coming out in 2017:
May-The Strange Round Bird (Book 3 of The Young Inventors Guild)
October- Fun Things to Do With Dead Animals with my friend, Egyptologist Salima Ikram







Yamile Saied Mendez: My good news is that I'll be graduating from VCFA in January. I'll also be teaching a casual diversity class at the Storymakers conference in Utah in May. Storymakers is the largest writing conference in the state.








Michael Gettel-Gilmartin: Inspired by Caroline's recent post on The Artist's Way, I'm planning to work through the course once more. I was in an Artist's Way group way back in 1998. It'll be interesting to see how my inner artist responds to revisiting Julia Cameron's "spiritual path to higher creativity."





I hope you all have a magnificently creative and wonderfully fulfilling New Year. Thanks for reading and supporting Project Middle Grade Mayhem (now in our 7th year!!!)

8 comments:

  1. Loved seeing what you're all up to. Happy New Year!

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  2. Yay guys! Happy New Year and forge on ahead on life's journey.

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  3. I'm so happy to hear this, Michael! This inspires me to read the last few chapters... :)

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  4. Great news everyone! Love hearing about all of your adventures. Wishing you all the best!

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  5. Love to hear what everyone is up to. So much GOOD news. Huzzah!

    Eden, "Fun Things to Do With Dead Animals" made me LOL and I know several young readers who will want this based on the title alone!

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  6. I loved reading everyone's good news! I'm also tempted to do the Artist's Way program once I'm back from Vermont. I need all the help I can get staying focused on the writing life.

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  7. Thanks so much for the update, Michael! And thanks for the giggle, Jim! That novel is tale told by a young man, detailing the many woes and endless embarrassments that come with having your mother be a famous Egyptologist.

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Thanks for adding to the mayhem!