UP!–So…You Think MINECRAFT is for KIDS, Do You?


Have you ever been surprised by where you find inspiration? I can tell you, I wouldn’t have thought a video game (game?!) would be such a source for me, but Minecraft is most definitely NOT just a video game. It’s a world unto itself in which CREATIVITY is the main character! This program is so advanced and has such extensive capabilities that Continue reading

UP!: Q&A with “Neighbor Girl” Felicia Maziarz


 Felicia A “Lighter Side Up” Q & A:

Getting to Know

Felicia Maziarz


When I first became more active on social media by getting more involved on Twitter and following Kidlit-related blogs, an unknown and somewhat unexpected world opened up for me. What I totally did NOT expect was to find accomplished “kid” authors! Not only was I more than impressed, but witnessing this kind of creativity, passion and drive for something so worthwhile—which also takes perseverance to complete—filled me with a sense of hope.

For such a young author, Felicia Maziarz has a very distinct writing voice, and a sturdy grasp on her clearly fleshed-out characters. Writing “funny” is not an easy thing to accomplish, but Continue reading