53 episodes

A podcast to inspire your kidlit journey through interviews with authors, illustrators, agents & editors who share their own personal struggles.

My Messy Muse Michele McAvoy

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

A podcast to inspire your kidlit journey through interviews with authors, illustrators, agents & editors who share their own personal struggles.

    Episode 53- Poetry for Young Readers

    Episode 53- Poetry for Young Readers

    In this Episode we discuss poetry for young readers, from picture books to middle-grade, with traditionally published authors, Chris Baron, Michelle Schaub, and Angela Shanté.

    • 38 min
    Episode 52- Kidlit BITS #4- Teachers Pay Teachers

    Episode 52- Kidlit BITS #4- Teachers Pay Teachers

    Kidlit BITs- Bite Sized Informational Takeaways!  On this Episode learn about how to get your FREE book resources into the hands of teachers.

    • 52 min
    Episode 51- 2020 Year in Review, Picture Books!

    Episode 51- 2020 Year in Review, Picture Books!

    Celebrate Picture Books! 2020 was a difficult year for everyone yet beautiful books published.  In this Episode, we celebrate new picture books that released in 2020. We celebrate their authors, illustrators, stories, and journeys.

    • 52 min
    Episode 50- Self Publishing: Should I or Shouldn't I?

    Episode 50- Self Publishing: Should I or Shouldn't I?

    In this My Messy Muse kidlit podcast Episode 50, Michele McAvoy interviews April Cox, a successful self-published kidlit author who works with other kidlit writers to help them see their dream of publication, with her company Self Publishing Made Simple. 

    Be sure to join the My Messy Muse community on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/mymessymuse to connect with others who love children's literature.

    • 32 min
    Episode 49- Writing Holiday Books

    Episode 49- Writing Holiday Books

    In this Episode 49 of the My Messy Muse #kidlit podcast Michele McAvoy will help answer many of your holiday book questions.  She sits down for a Coffee & Craft Roundtable Chat with kidlit authors Patricia Toht, Karen Rostoker-Gruber, and Nancy Churnin to discuss all things holiday books.  

    • 34 min
    #TeacherFeature: Flip Grid Part II: Connecting Authors + Students

    #TeacherFeature: Flip Grid Part II: Connecting Authors + Students

    In this #TeacherFeature Part II of Flipgrid for authors with Educator Collaborator & Flipgrid ambassador, Nicole Mancini (aka "Miss Nikki") we dive a little bit deeper into how to use the platform to connect with students. Flipgrid is a great way to market your book and get in front of the kids that love them! 

    • 44 min

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Kelley W ,

I love this podcast!

Michele’s take on kid-lit and the kid-lit community is so refreshing. This podcast is so positive and fun! I’m loving every interview and every episode :)

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