The waiting is over! Brothers Sam and Derek are hot on the trail of another adventure in my second children’s adventure book, Mystery on Church Hill, now available! Hurry over to Amazon at the link below and buy a copy for the young readers in your life – kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, neighbors, everybody!
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Mystery on Church Hill is available in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon. If you’d like a personalized signed copy, I’d be happy to send to you directly if you email me at email@example.com or put a comment at the end of this post. The story is written for readers ages 8-12, but younger kids may enjoy having it read to them.
Thanks for everyone’s support and I hope that you enjoy the book! Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Summer of the Woods as well for the perfect Christmas present bundle!
What Others Are Saying:
Mystery at Church Hill interweaves modern day life with the USA’s founding days. While Revolutionary characters like Patrick Henry and George Wythe might not be the most exciting subjects by themselves, throw in a buried treasure, a scheming, sinister bad guy, and you’ve got a rollicking adventure that any kid will love. Plus, they’ll learn something about American History. Icing on the cake! – Nikki Bennett, Nik’s Picks Book Reviews
About Mystery on Church Hill:
Young brothers Sam and Derek have a knack for uncovering mystery and adventure. When they visit Richmond’s St. John’s Church for a reenactment of Patrick Henry’s famous liberty speech, they stumble upon a hidden piece of history. As the boys and their friends dig deeper, they find clues from America’s founding fathers and a secret plot to steal a treasure from our nation’s past. Join in the mystery as the search races from the cemeteries of Richmond to the streets of Colonial Williamsburg.
One of the things about writing children’s books that I hadn’t thought a whole lot about was the response from the kids.
It’s so much fun.
Hearing from family, friends and other adult readers that hear about my book is great, don’t get me wrong. But it’s been an unexpected treat on an entirely different level to get cards, emails, and face to face thank you’s from kids. I’ve had several readings and talks now at a school and tutoring group where I’ve spoken to the kids about writing, how to plan out a story, a brief history of books, and then read a section from one of my chapters. Sometimes there’s laughter, some times it’s completely quiet, which can be a little disconcerting, but seems to show that they’re really paying attention. Best of all, it’s fun to hear the heart-felt and unique things that they say back to me. There’s always tons of questions and comments.
Yesterday I spoke to a couple classes of third and fourth graders, and here’s a few examples of some of the feedback I received:
- “I’m definitely getting my parents to get the book for me and I’m going to write a book someday thanks to you!”
- “I wish you would write twenty billion more books. I would read all of them. Well, if I have that much time in my life!”
- “You’ve inspired me to write books. Who inspired you?”
- “It really inspired me to read more books and maybe even write my own.”
- “I was really interested in illustrating a book sometime. I really love to color and draw.”
- “I hope my family can go to your book signing!”
- “Happy Black Friday!”
Fun times. Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks to everyone that has made writing books this year so much fun.
Mystery on Church Hill, the second book in the adventures of brothers Sam and Derek from Steven K. Smith, is releasing on December 8, 2013! Just in time for Christmas for all the young readers in your life!
I’m thrilled to announce that the official launch party and signing will be at historic St. John’s Church in Richmond’s Church Hill section, the site of Patrick Henry’s famous ‘Give me liberty or give me death’ speech!
This is where the mystery begins for our characters and now for the book too! Signing will take place immediately after a special holiday reenactment at the church, a part of historic Richmond’s popular Court End Christmas. Come out, see the reenactment, get your books signed alongside Patrick Henry! See George Wythe’s grave, pictures with a vintage Santa and more!
If you can’t make it to the launch party and signing, the book will be available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle versions. I’d be happy to mail you a personalized signed copy if you contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for everyone’s support and enthusiasm for the book!
What: Mystery on Church Hill Release Party & Signing
Where: St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA
When: December 8th, 2013
Reenactment & Program (not for small children) 1:15 – 2:30
Book signing, Open house & Santa – 2:30 – 4:30