Interview with Elly Swartz, Author of Finding Perfect, Smart Cookie and Give and Take

Do you have a tween with anxiety? Do you want to help educate your child about mental health? 

Don’t miss my interview with Elly Swartz as she discusses her three middle grade novels. Each of her novels are important in discussing various issues related to mental health such as anxiety and how this affects the character and her family. 

About Elly Swartz

Today I will interviewing middle grade author, Elly Swartz.

Her debut novel, FINDING PERFECT (FSG 2016) is about 12-year-old Molly, friendship, family, OCD, and a slam poetry competition that will determine everything. In her second book, SMART COOKIE (Scholastic, 2018), you meet the spunky and big-hearted Frankie. Frankie’s all about family with a dash of mischief and mystery! Then in October, 2019, say hello to Maggie in GIVE AND TAKE (FSG). With the help of a foster baby named Izzie and Bert the turtle, Maggie learns that sometimes love means letting go.

Check out her website with tons of resources at, on Twitter @ellyswartz, on Instagram @ellyswartzbooks or on her webseries #BooksintheKitchen with author Victoria J. Coe.

To check out my review of Finding Perfect, click here.

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