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Steven K. Smith

Steven K. Smith is the author of thirteen books for middle-grade readers across his The Virginia Mysteries, Brother Wars, and Final Kingdom series. Steven’s books have sold over 100,000 copies, and he has spoken at more than 150 elementary and middle schools. The Virginia State Reading Association chose his book, Shadows at Jamestown, as a 2019-20 Virginia Readers’ Choice elementary title. Steven lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife, three sons and a golden retriever. Visit his website at

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Middle Grade Novel Structure 101: Stuck in the Middle (Grade) with You

When I was nine years old, my fourth grade teacher read a story to our class about a boy and his two hunting dogs in the Ozark Mountains. Where the Red Fern Grows did more than make me teary-eyed; it filled my young mind with wonder, imagination, and inspiration. 

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