Hello my fellow little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing okay. I am so sorry that I didn’t post earlier today but I was busy. Today I will just be doing a simple interview with a great author named, Elizabeth Woodrum. She was gracious enough to answer a few questions that I had for her. I will be posting my reviews to all three of the books I have read of her tomorrow, hopefully early, much earlier than today.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy reading this post.
Super sleuths will be thrilled to know that everyone’s favorite fourth-grade detective is back with a double dose of mystery adventure! As Maisy participates in a mystery weekend event for junior detectives, she uncovers a real case. Could a ghost be haunting Mystery Manor? Find out in the exciting third installment of The Maisy Files!
You can find Maisy and the Mystery Manor on Goodreads
When a mysterious thief called The Black Boot takes credit for stealing the school’s mascots, Maisy Sawyer has a mystery to solve! Maisy is the best detective in fourth grade. No, she’s the best detective in the whole school, and rescuing the little mice is her new mission. Raising the stakes, The Black Boot has also taken Maisy’s famous lollipop collection and warns her to stop searching for the mice if she ever wants to see her lollipops again. Follow the clues as Maisy tries to discover the identity of The Black Boot in this first adorable installment. Dive into Maisy’s world of mysteries and lollipops today!
You can find Maisy and the Missing Mice on Goodreads
Maisy is back!
Lunch money has been stolen at West Valley Elementary, and everyone’s favorite fourth-grade detective in on the case. With a cherry lollipop in hand, her fedora, and her trusty notebook, Maisy steps into her black and white mystery world to search for clues. Join Maisy on her quest to unmask a thief in Maisy and the Money Marauder.
You can find Maisy and the Money Marauder on Goodreads
About the Author:
Elizabeth Woodrum has been a teacher for thirteen years. She came to love writing when she was in elementary school, but more recently began writing material for use in her classroom. From that writing, grew the desire to write books for the general population of children and adults alike. The Maisy Files, a children’s series, is the first series that she has published.
As a reader, Elizabeth prefers the fantasy genre, but she enjoys realistic fiction as well. Some of her favorite authors include JK Rowling, Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, and Nicholas Sparks.
Originally from Indiana, Elizabeth currently lives in Ohio with her two pets: a cat named Butterscotch and a dog named Reese Cup.What is your writing kryptonite? My writing kryptonite is Netflix. I teach full time and sometimes my brain is just tired. So, I decide to watch an episode or two of a favorite show. Then, I end up binge watching something new instead.
What made you want to write this book?
I have been a teacher for years and I taught fourth grade when I began writing. So, I created Maisy as a fourth grade student. It was a nice creative outlet for me to begin writing. Being able to create a character as a fourth grade student was easy for me since I had spent so many years working with students of that age.
What Hogwarts house would the main character of your book be sorted into?
Maisy would be in Ravenclaw. She’s clever and uses that skill to solve
Do you google yourself?
No, I prefer not to run the risk of coming across something negative. But, I’m also not yet a widely known author. So, it’s also possible that there is not really anything to find.
What word would sum up your book. Investigate.
Do you believe in writer’s block?
I do. I have suffered from it myself.
Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand? I use my laptop to write. Sometimes I need to be comfortable on the couch to get focused and other times I need to be seated at my desk. So, a laptop gives me flexibility.
What do you believe is the hardest part of writing?
For me, the hardest part is getting through all of the minor parts that come between the larger parts of the story. I tend to plan out the major events and know exactly how those events will play out. So, it can be hard for me to fully develop the smaller parts of the story because I’m too eager to get to the big events.
What is your favorite quote of your book?
My favorite characteristic that Maisy possesses is her imagination. So, the first time that we see her slip into her detective persona is my favorite. This happens in the prologue of the first book, Maisy and the Missing Mice. “The light from the street lamps made gray circles on the sidewalk and pavement all around her. Maisy rested against the building, adjusted her fedora hat, and pulled her last cherry lollipop from her pocket.”