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DIY MFA Radio Episode 111: Writing Middle Grade Fiction – Interview with Erin Petti

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In this episode, Gabriela Pereira interviews author Erin Petti about her debut novel, The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee. They discuss the most important aspects of writing middle grade series and how to build a setting that feels real by using the experiences you have in everyday, real-life places. They discuss the importance of diversity in books for young people. And Petti shares what it’s like being a debut author: the challenges, surprises, and fun parts. For more detailed show notes, visit DIYMFA.com/111

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