How to Write Your Own Mystery

Hey kids! I love receiving your letters and questions! Many of you ask me where I get my ideas for my mystery books and how I start my writing process. It seems like some of you are writing your own mysteries …. this is great!! I love inspiring kids to write stories of their own. To help get you started with your first story I even created the How to Write Your Own Real Kids Real Places Mystery starter guide! I put together The How to Write Your Own… starter guide to give you step by step instructions on how to put together your story starting with the title page and going all the way to the glossary and scavenger hunt at the end. I talk about choosing a location for your story, coming up wi

Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Hey Mystery Solvers! I’m sure you’re all already enjoying your Girl Scout cookies for the year. We sure are! We love seeing our fellow Scouts all over town selling the delicious treats. This time of year always reminds me of when our troop discovered a cookie thief! The season started out like it does every year with our Cookie Rally. Mimi and Papa came to chaperone the event, and Mimi even decorated a table at the rally about “Cookie Selling Safety Tips.” She wanted to make sure we all knew how important it was to wear our uniforms, have a buddy and an adult with us when going door-to-door to sell the cookies. Then it was announced that the Sweet Treat Bakery, which was only an hour away fr

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