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Meet “It’s All Write!” 2017 Judge #4: Mike Grosso!

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:23pm by BugsAndSlugs

The fourth judge for this year's “It’s All Write!” Teen Writing Contest is Mike Grosso, a 4th grade teacher, musician, and author of I am Drums. In this debut novel, sixth grader Sam will do anything to play the drums, especially when she finds out her school’s music program will be cut next year. “This is a worthy and entertaining read about how talent develops and what the potential consequences of pursuing it are: drumroll, please, for a fine homage to spirited single-mindedness.” (Kirkus)

Mike Grosso’s advice for young writers: “Read a lot. Write a lot. Pay attention to other people, even the ones you don't like. Try new things. Figure out what you have to say that nobody else has said. Restate what other people have said in your own unique way. Give yourself opportunities to fail. Remember that failing is just a step on the road to success. Eat cookies. Lots of cookies.”

Learn more about Mike Grosso the author/musician on his website and stay tuned for more information about “It’s All Write!” Teen Writing Contest 2017 Judges!

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