Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to welcome author Elizabeth Woodrum as a guest contributor with us today. Ms. Woodrum is here to share information about herself and about the third book in “The Maisy Files” middle grade mystery series, “Maisy and the Mystery Manor”.
The Maisy Files
By Elizabeth Woodrum
Hello, readers! I am excited to be sharing my new book with you. As fans of Mother Daughter Book Reviews may be aware, I am the author of The Maisy Files. The third installment, Maisy and the Mystery Manor, is currently available in Kindle and paperback formats. It will soon be available in audio book format as well.
Maisy Sawyer is a fourth-grader like no other. She has a love of old mystery movies and cherry lollipops. She uses her own detective skills to solve mysteries, but with a twist. When she is working on a case, she imagines she is in the world of her favorite black-and-white mystery movies. She even wears a fedora and types her case notes on a typewriter.
In the third installment of the series, Maisy finds herself participating in a mystery weekend event for junior detectives. She arrives at Mystery Manor ready to solve a case put together for the kids. But, she stumbles upon a few surprises, including a possible haunting. This book has the perfect amount of crime solving and spookiness.
I hope you will all check it out! If you’re unfamiliar with The Maisy Files, now is the perfect time to catch up. The Kindle edition of the first book is just 99 cents and the second is currently on sale. Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner Lending Library users can always read the Kindle editions for free. You can view the entire series here.
I also want to share more about myself. I am currently in my fourteenth year of teaching. In fact, I first developed the idea for The Maisy Files while teaching fourth-grade. I spent ten years of my career working with fourth-graders, so I believe I understand children that age very well. I am now in my second year of teaching sixth-grade. Regardless of the grade I have taught, I have always taught language arts. My passion for words spans many areas!
I’ll leave you with a few fun facts.
#1- Maisy’s dog, Reesie, is based on my dog, Reese Cup. Their names may not be exactly the same, but their behaviors certainly are!
#2- Maisy loves new words, and so do I. My favorite word is exude. Do people who aren’t authors or teachers have favorite words?
#3-Maisy’s favorite flavor is cherry, but mine is chocolate. The first dessert served in Maisy and the Mystery Manor is actually one of my favorites.
#4-Maisy is an only child, but I have two younger brothers.
#5-Maisy lives in Ohio. I grew up in Indiana, but have lived in Ohio since 2002.
If you’d like to keep up to date with The Maisy Files, you can visit my website to view book trailers, download coloring pages, follow me on social media, and subscribe to my blog and/or email list. You’ll be the first to know about special offers. My blog also includes book reviews and other items that may be of interest to young readers.
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy Maisy and the Mystery Manor!
About the Guest Contributor: Elizabeth Woodrum
Elizabeth Woodrum is an elementary teacher in Ohio. 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, Stephenie Meyer, Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, and Nicholas Sparks. Originally from Indiana, Elizabeth currently resides near Dayton, Ohio with her two pets: a cat named Butterscotch and a dog named Reese Cup.