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Learn more about the authors who create the middle-grade books we’ve come to know and love with Cracking the Cover’s in-depth interviews.

MG interview
Derek Taylor Kent channels his inner 11-year-old in ‘Scary School’

The most important year of author Derek Taylor Kent’s life was when he was 11 years old.

“I had an amazing teacher named Ms. Russell who was incredibly encouraging and gave us tons of freedom to work on our own projects outside of class for extra credit,” the “Scary School” author told me in an email interview. “My friends and I basically formed our own comedy troop and would write and perform skits just about every single day (we got a lot of extra credit).”

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