Anna Smudge: Professional Shrink by MAC

YA writer and reviewer Kim Baccellia, who blogs at LiveJournal as well as reviewing at Enchanting Reviews, is no stranger to the Cybils–last year she was part of the nominating panel for Fantasy and Science Fiction (along with yours truly) and this year she's joined us again as a panelist for Middle Grade Fiction. She is the author of a YA fantasy, Earrings of Ixtumea, and her next novel is coming out in 2009.

Earlier this year, Kim reviewed the Middle Grade mystery Anna Smudge: Professional Shrink, by MAC (aka Melissa A. Calderone; illustrated by Glenn Fabry) for Enchanting Reviews. Not only is this a fun whodunit (complete with a nemesis named Mr. Who), it's populated by interesting, quirky characters and an smart, unusual narrator. Says Kim about the novel:

Anna is a modern day Nancy Drew/ Dr. Phil, using her talent of listening to help solve not only others’ problems but to help find the mysterious Mr. Who.

Click here for the full review.