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Maggie Lyons

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I’m a trapeze artist, astronaut, spy — just kidding! Well, the bit about being a spy is true. It was a long time ago in a far off land, lots of fun, and planets away from my middle-class upbringing in the UK. I was born in a little coal-mining town in South Wales and properly brought up in England where I did English things like attending an all-girls grammar school, playing rounders, doing two hours of homework every day, and going on soggy caravan holidays with my family. With no regard for my family's physical and emotional health, I also trained as a classical pianist - daily four-hour practices. Once I grew up — wait, that’s a fib; I’ve never actually grown up — I experimented with hedonism in Paris, where, among other things, I taught ...more


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Maggie Lyons Here are links to some of the author interviews I have given after publication of my books Dewi and the Seeds of Doom and Vin and the Dorky Duet:

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Here are links to some of the author interviews I have given after publication of my books Dewi and the Seeds of Doom and Vin and the Dorky Duet:

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http://wordspelunking.blogspot.com/20...

http://ksrwriter.blogspot.com/2012/12...

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Dewi and the Seeds of Doom
4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Vin and the Dorky Duet
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Dewi and the Seeds of Doom (Children's Books)
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Description: When Dewi is clobbered by a falling rat, the nosy Welsh dragon snoops his way into a challenging predicament. Helped by a toad with a passion for chemical wart cures, Dewi discovers that a megalomaniac baron is secretly breeding mutant corn at an unfriendly castle. To thwart the genetically modified-corn baron’s sickening plan, he must use moxie and firepower in a series of catastrophe-skirting capers.

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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
The One and Only Ivan
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Ivan is a bit like some people: he won’t make changes for his own good, but he will make them for the good of someone else. Ivan is a gorilla who likes to draw pictures with crayons. He is in his own words “an artist at work.”

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The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues, #1)
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The Maze of Bones is the first of eleven books in Rick Riordan's 39 Clues series. Readers can step into the world of the books’ clue-hunting characters at the 39 Clues website (http://the39clues.scholastc.com/), which includes three online games, a m ...more
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Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Coraline
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
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USA Today compared the supernatural world that Coraline entered with the “strange and frightening” wonderland that Lewis Carroll’s Alice explored. For me, Coraline’s world is not just “frightening”; it’s horrific. Coraline is a story in which horrifi ...more
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How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse by Cressida Cowell
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How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse in the How to Train Your Dragon series (Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III) by Cressida Cowell

Another rambunctious adventure of the young Viking Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, son of Chief Stoick the V
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Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos
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This intense and darkly humorous middle-grade novel, the sequel to Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, is a cautionary tale that could strike a chord with adult readers as well as middle-graders. Gantos’s portrayal of Joey’s irresponsible father should spe ...more
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Case File 13 by J. Scott Savage
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Case File #13: Zombie Kid by J.Scott Savage is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure story of a boy called Nick and his two friends. They like to call themselves the Three Monsterteers because of their love of monsters and the amazing monster costume ...more
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The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson
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Page-Turning Adventure with a Medical Twist

Thirteen-year-old Eel is a mudlark in Victorian London. Mudlarks were orphans who rummaged in the filthy mud of the Thames River for objects they could sell for a few coins to keep themselves alive from day
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Maggie Lyons MG fiction - blogsites: I've started a list of blog sites that promote middle-grade fiction and authors. I'd love to have your comments, additional sites, updates, corrections, etc. See my blog at http://maggie-lyons.blogspot.com


Maggie Lyons Suffering from writer's block? Try my invention for helping to quell it at http://maggie-lyons.blogspot.com/


Maggie Lyons Great Middle-Grade Reads group is offering several giveaways by various authors. My two books are on the giveaways list. Vin and the Dorky DuetDewi and the Seeds of Doom


Maggie Lyons New blog today about blipping grammatical bloopers. Trying to rev up my blogspot at http://maggie-lyons.blogspot.com/. Your comments much appreciated.


Maggie Lyons Phew! Dewi and the Seeds of Doom now safely landed at my site.


Maggie Lyons My new book Dewi and the Seeds of Doom is now published. It appears in the database, but comes up under the name of another author who has the same name as I do. I'm trying to sort this out. I'll do a giveaway for Dewi once my name problem is solved.


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