What does a tween angel and a fog train have in common?

Both are supernatural and both appear in two new terrific middle grade books by fellow Indelible authors!

If you enjoyed Kate DiCamillo’s, BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE, then you’ll enjoy IT’S A LITTLE HAYWIRE by Elle Strauss. Owen True is stuck with his Grandpa but everything has changed since the mill closed. But if the mill closed why does Owen hear train whistles?  And what’s that chuggin’ down the tracks? Fog? A ghost train? And what does it mean for Owen?

Buy it Amazon (And did I mention this one is free today? That’s right! FREE!)

If you are a bit tired of the whole angel/demon thing in YA and want something a bit on the brighter, I mean, lighter side, then read ON THE BRIGHT SIDE by S.R. Johannes. You’ll find an angel who must protect her frenemy but not everything is at it seems and Gabby has some hard lessons to learn.

Buy it Amazon (Only 99 cents!)

Buy it Barnes and Noble

Enjoy them both!

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15 Responses to What does a tween angel and a fog train have in common?

  1. Natalie Aguirre January 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Thanks for letting us know about both books. I can’t wait to read Shelli’s especially. I wish I could read all night and not sleep. Then I could read everything I want to read.

  2. Kelly Polark January 31, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    I’m going to get both of these! Shelli’s book is already out?!!! I didn’t realize that!! I’m off to snap it up!!
    Thanks for the heads up on some new reads, Laura! I love how the Indelibles are highlighting indie authors!!

  3. Margo Berendsen January 31, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    I remember a ghost train story from when I was a kid – it’s amazing the emotions that trigger when you are reminded of something from your childhood! Will definitely have to check Elle’s story out.

  4. Sarah Pearson January 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    I already have the second one on my list 🙂

  5. Susan Sipal January 31, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Can I just say that I love the covers on both of these? Yes, I’m that shallow. Books sound good too. 🙂

  6. Karen Strong January 31, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    I think my god-daughter would love to read both of these on her Kindle. 🙂

  7. Alex J. Cavanaugh January 31, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    Too bad they aren’t my style of read.

  8. Elle Strauss January 31, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Thanks for the shout out, Laura!

    I’m looking forward to reading On the Bright Side–looks so cute!

    • Laura January 31, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

      They are cute covers! Both of these books would be terrific for elementary girls. Very appropriate, cute, but with lots of heart too!

      Alex – it’s okay. We can’t all love the same style books. 🙂

      Susan – My new promise to myself is not to let book covers affect my buying – but it’s very hard! I’m letting the writing have more purchase power.

  9. Julie Musil February 1, 2012 at 1:25 am #

    Both of these books sound like a lot of fun! I had no idea Elle had written this book. Thanks 😀

  10. Sherrie Petersen February 1, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    Thanks! I downloaded both 🙂

  11. Mark Murata February 2, 2012 at 3:31 am #

    I’m curious about what characterizes MG fiction. It’s said that YA fiction is about firsts: First crisis without parental help, first love, first experience with death. New adult (early twenties) is about adults experiencing new directions in life. What characterizes MG fiction?

    • Laura February 3, 2012 at 1:08 am #

      Middle grade is characterized by first the age: 8-12 year olds. The characters struggle more with family issues and friendship instead of getting into the angst of teenagers.

  12. Mark Murata February 4, 2012 at 1:35 am #

    Thank you. That was succinct and clear.

  13. Leslie Rose February 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    Winn Dixie is a favorite in my class. I’ll have to grab some copies of Haywire.

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