I’m happy to have author and world traveler, Elysabeth Elderling, visiting this week.
Thanks for having me.
How did you get interested in geography and traveling?
I was raised in a military family so we moved around. I think it was a great experience to be able to see different countries in the world.
Has it helped you in your writing?
Yes, I’ve put my experiences to work in the Junior Geography Detective Squad’s 50-state mystery trivia series.
I enjoy geography, too. Can you tell us more about this trivia series?
The series made its debut in summer 2008 with State of Wilderness. The Junior Geography Detective Squad will continue to put their mystery-solving talents to work in each state, challenging young readers on their knowledge of the nation’s geography and interesting facts about each state.
State of Wilderness, book 1 in the
Junior Geography Detective Squad, 50-state, mystery,
Title: State of Wilderness,
book 1 of 50 in the Junior Geography Detective Squad,
50-state, mystery, trivia series.
Author: Elysabeth Eldering
Illustrator: Aidana WillowRaven
Category: Middle grade readers
ISBN 10: 0-979751357
ISBN 13: 978-0979751356
Pub Date: July 2008
Type: Paperback, perfect binding.
Publisher: 4RV Publishing LLC
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
Web site: http://jgdsseries.blogspot.com
I look forward to chatting with you again on Monday and can’t wait to hear more about your writing projects and books.
Thanks for having me, Dianne.
January 2, 2009 at 11:57 am
Wow, world traveler that must be great. I love geography and this series must be a wonderful tool to help teach children about the states.
January 2, 2009 at 1:50 pm
Thanks for having me Dianne. I’m having fun with the series and learning about the states that I’ve never been to.
Karen, I’m itching to start traveling again, lol. My father was stationed in Japan when I was born and we have lived up and down the East Coast of the United States for the most part and Germany. I’d love to travel to every state now and do some abroad traveling. I’d like to visit Australia but have a feeling if I do that, I may not come back to the United States – lol.
The series is really fun trivia type information that keeps me hopping. My goal is to have them in the schools throughout the United States to supplement the US History or State social studies programs. There are teacher’s guides available as well and those are available through special orders via Vivian at email@example.com. Looking forward to seeing what Dianne comes up with for Monday’s posting. Catch you all later – E 🙂
January 2, 2009 at 5:19 pm
What I love about Elysabeth’s series is that it’s a fun and educational series where kids might not realize the ‘education’ part of it. GRIN
Writing a series is stressful but writing 50 books deserves recognition. Great work, E.
January 2, 2009 at 11:32 pm
I think what you’re doing, Elysabeth, is highly creative and interesting. I think you’ve tapped into an unknown market. Good luck with your sales!
January 3, 2009 at 12:44 am
Your series sounds very interesting, a great concept. Perfect for a classroom and for homeschooling as well. I look forward to hearing more….
January 3, 2009 at 12:52 am
The series is going to be very good, if the first two are any indication.
I’m looking forward to reading the whole 50 as they are finished.
January 3, 2009 at 3:09 am
Yes homeschoolers will benefit as well as regular schools. Now to just get an in with the rest of the school systems in the United States – lol (I have a couple of ins already – Colorado and Utah and maybe some in South Carolina – for sure in Colorado one and one in Utah – have lots of friends who are teachers in South Carolina and so far no invites to be in the schools yet or to get the books in the school yet). Just 47 more states to get at least in one district each, but there are how many districts in each state? Oy I will be busy for sure once the series really starts taking off.
Thank you for having me this week, Dianne. I love the interview and can’t wait to see what you do for me later during the tour.
Thanks everyone for stopping by – hoping you all have a wonderful weekend – E 🙂
March 5, 2009 at 6:07 pm
Are you in one of the online writers groups I belong to? I try to share links with other writers. Let me know. Thanks.