Ready for Summer Reading?

THE FRAME-UP

by Wendy McLeod MacKnight

I just finished an Advanced Reader Copy of this amazing middle grade story by one of my Sweet 16 writer pals. I suggest you add it to your Summer Reading List. It’s great fun!

Below is my review.

THE FRAME-UP is a truly clever story, woven with art, magic and issues from contemporary life. The setting itself is a bit magical, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery with its wide array of paintings—including a portrait of Mona Dunn, a thirteen-year-old from the early twentieth century. When twelve-year-old Sargent Singer arrives for a summer visit with his estranged father, he soon discovers the magic within the museum’s artwork and befriends Mona who has a life within the frame. As Sargent and Mona build their friendship, so too does Sargent learn to reach out to new contemporary friends he meets through the summer art program. He and his father make some progress toward repairing their rocky relationship but face complications when events put them at odds. Things also take a turn for the worse for Sargent and Mona when evil plans threaten to upend their friendship along with the museum’s artworks. The author has filled this story with great imagining, skillful plotting, and endearing characters. The mystery will keep readers turning the pages, and the ending will leave them feeling more than satisfied. Highly recommended for middle grade readers who love mystery, magic, and an artfully grand read! [Release date: June 5, 2018]

Art Contest!!!

Create a Creature and Win Awesome Prizes!

To celebrate the launch of FROM THE GRAVE later this month, my publisher, Jolly Fish Press, is sponsoring a contest.

Click on the link to read the details. But you DON’T want to miss out on this!

Amazon gift cards!

Dragon wings!

Monster puppets!

AND MORE!!!

WHAT are YOU waiting for? Grab your pencil and start drawing!

Time waits for NO monster–Oct. 28 is the deadline to enter.

Don’t delay!

I can’t wait to see all the AWESOME creations!!! Scary on! 🙂