It’s June, summer is approaching, and the school year is ending! A new batch of graduates have entered the world and some presents are in order. Jewelry and money will always be popular graduation gifts, but sometimes a little uniqueness is in order. Here are some cute, fun ideas from Amazon for middle school or junior high grads. There’s something for the boys, something for the girls, and if nothing works, you can always get the gift card (see number 1 on the list).
One of the best tricks to put you into the mood for writing is listening to music. This works particularly well when you’re writing fantasy or science fiction and you put on some epic music that takes you into a different world. You can find some stunning pieces on YouTube, simply by doing a search for cinematic instrumental music, or something like that.
Here are some websites of middle grade or children’s books authors that I’ve come across and found fun and cute. Besides for accomplishing the basics – about the author and their books – they create a mood that makes them memorable.