Today I am chatting with my friend Ann Haywood Leal about middle grade novels. Ann is the author of the critically acclaimed ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER/ Henry Holt and A FINDERS-KEEPERS PLACE/Henry Holt.
Debby: Ann, thank you for being here.
Debby: My nine year old is reading A Wrinkle in Time right now. Madeleine L’Engle weaves the romance into the story with a light hand. It manages to be just the right amount for this age. How do you balance romance so that you have just enough but not too much?