Now Available StargazerPublishingannounces publication of two new titles in its Quick Guide series: How to Create a Teacher's Guide for Your Middle-Grade Book and Running a Writer's Critique Group in Your Classroom, by author Carol J. Amato.
How to Create a Teacher's Guide for Your Middle-Grade Book shows writers how to increase the sales potential of their fiction or nonfiction work by creating a teacher's guide that covers a complete unit of material. For more details, click here.
Running a Writers' Critique Group in Your Classroom is especially designed for middle-grade teachers. Professional writers have used critique groups for decades. A critique group is a meeting of writers who read and comment on one another's work before it is submitted.
Many students have problems writing. Running a critique group in your classroom will allow students to provide feedback on one another's work before it is submitted for a grade. They can learn as much from critiquing others as they can from hearing comments on their own. They will develop expertise in the writing process.
Coming Spring, 2018 The Phantom Hunters #2: The Secret of Blackhurst Manor Twelve-year-old Anny Bradford is stunned when she inherits an enormous mansion in England. She, her twin sister, Scout, and their family fly from California to check it out only to discover it in ruins. Why would Grampa have left her this wreck? And Great-aunt Beatrice, who supposedly lives in the manor, has vanished without a trace. When a strange boy shows up everywhere she goes, Anny begins to think she is the target of sinister plot.
Go with Anny as she follows the clues to solve this mystery.
Coming Spring, 2018 Forerunner An anthropological science fiction love story When a computer malfunction transports Lisa Hamilton and her neighbor onto a spaceship of human scientists who have traveled back from the 25th century, she is told they cannot return home without changing history. She doesn't believe it.
Lisa soon suspects that the scientists have other motives for keeping the two of them aboard. Will these motives prevent her from returning home or is there some bigger purpose to her life?