For a good time check out the Cybils website and take note of the Cybils Middle Grade Judging committee's interview with author Laura Amy Schlitz. Ms. Schlitz was the author of the remarkable A Drowned Maiden's Hair and here you may see her answering such questions as What is your favorite sentence in A Drowned Maiden's Hair? and What are you working on now?
You have all, I assume, read and enjoyed the book by now. Therefore this piece should be of massive interest to the world at large.