Booklist, Reviewed on 1 March 2020
" . . . Siegert’s blunt and honest prose brings together a compelling narrative layered with intersections of gender, sexuality, and spirituality, which will be sure to provide teen audiences with much food for thought."
"It’s not often that I run across a book where I think, wow, this setting and some of these characters are not like anything I’ve ever read before in YA. That’s not to say they don’t exist anywhere—try as I may, I can’t read all the YA books ever published—but they were new and unique to me. Given that I read hundreds of books a year, many of the particulars eventually get lost as they get buried under new things I’ve read, but Siegert’s characters and setting will stick with me."
Make way, make way, for the first bigender MC in traditionally published YA! (Or at least that I know of, but I feel pretty good about this.) This is a very exciting cover for me to be revealing in particular because the author is the person who taught me the very time “bigender” lo a bunch of years ago, so I’m thrilled to be showing off the cover of Somebody Told Me by Mia Siegert, which releases from Carolrhoda on April 7, 2020 and tells the story of a Russian Jewish bigender teen who discovers they can overhear confessions to their priest uncle and takes it upon themselves to become a “guardian angel.”
Berkeley College - Focus on Faculty (Siegert debuts at No. 1 on Amazon)
What Could Have Been - A response to Mia's Middle School Bully Committing Suicide
Depression and Obsession: The Pressure of Teen Athletes - Teen Librarian Toolbox #MHYALit (Mental Health in Young Adult Literature)
Whiskey Summer - Interview + Free Short Story
Literary Dialogue - Author Mia Siegert, Bringing Edgy Back
Query Tracker - Mia Siegert upon receiving an offer of Representation
The Writer In the World - Pitch Madness! How I Got My Agent
How I Got My Agent: Pitch Madness Team Yellow Member Mia Siegert
Montclair State University - New Publications from English Alumni
Publisher’s Marketplace - JERKBAIT sold
The Casserole Reading ft Anne Bean and Mia Siegert (Video)
The Hockey Writers - A True Fan vs. Being a Jerk
Heron Moon Press - It All Depends on How You Read It
Limn Literary & Arts Journal - Excerpt OUTGROWN HORSES (p6)
Writers Circle - Who Are You Writing For?
Clapboard House - Excerpt OUTGROWN HORSES
Word Riot: Excerpt OUTGROWN HORSES
NJ.com - Flemington Author Will Teach Free Writing Courses