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USA Award-Winning Children's Books; chapter books for elementary and middle school. Award-Winning Author, Book Entertainer, & Prolific Speaker

Renee Hand


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Book Signing at Huckleberry Railroad

Posted by reneehand on August 13, 2011 at 7:55 AM

Award-Winning Children’s Author at Cultural Education Event

Having over 25 years of writing experience, award-winning author, Renee Hand, has become a maverick in the world of children's story telling. She has created books that are educational, fun and interactive. Many of her books are science or social studies based. She goes beyond entertaining, capturing the reader’s attention, making her stories memorable in the minds of every child.

Hand will be at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad on Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 1-3pm to discuss and sign her award-winning books in her Crypto-Capers Series, which are interactive mysteries for children. The reader must solve cryptograms and puzzles in order to solve the case. Readers will have a chance to solve cryptograms, win a free book, and have an opportunity to learn more about the author’s lower elementary series about animal detectives in her Joe-Joe Nut Series. The newest release, Mineral Mischief, a rock and minerals mystery with experiments, the rock cycle and terminology, recently won a Preferred Choice Award through Creative Child Magazine, which is a magazine focusing on innovative products for children around the world. For more information about the author and her books check out

Author is also available for school and library visits. She has created a Children’s Writing Workshop that is guaranteed to raise test scores. Her books also satisfy the National Standards Requirement for Science. Teachers and librarians can use her books in the classroom and in many other ways.


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Radio Interview for Monday at The Best People We Know Radio Show

Posted by reneehand on August 6, 2011 at 7:45 AM


I'm going to be on blog talk radio's The Best People We Know radio show. I will be interviewed by Deb Scott who is a motivational speaker who has helped many people around the world find the best in themselves.

Below is her wonderful website.

The interview will begin on Monday at 11:00 am EDT-

Below is the link for the radio show.

I'm so excited about this. I hope everyone can join in and learn more about my educational books. Thanks everyone!

Best People We Know

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Traverse City Cherry Festival Big Signing Event

Posted by reneehand on July 1, 2011 at 6:40 AM

I'm going to be in Traverse City Michigan for the Cherry Festival this weekend. This is such a big event every year. On Sunday July 3rd in downtown Traverse, I will be there from 10-7pm signing and discussing all of my children's books. It's going to be a great weekend. There will be tons of arts and crafts items to fit everyone's liking. Hope to see you there!



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Book Signing in Kalamazoo Michigan

Posted by reneehand on June 23, 2011 at 6:39 AM

Book Signing Event in Kalamazoo Michigan

Hello Everyone,

I am going to be at Milham Park in Kalamazoo Michigan on Saturday June 25th from 9-5pm discussing and signing my books in the Crypto-Capers Series as well as the Joe-Joe Nut Series. They are going to have out there a huge arts and crafts show in the park. Saturday should be beautiful. Stop by if you can and say hello. See you then!


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Book Blog Tour For Mineral Mischief Begins Today

Posted by reneehand on June 6, 2011 at 7:12 AM

 All links can be found on my blog. For some reason they didn't transfer over. Thanks!


Monday, June 6th

Interviewed at

Tuesday, June 7th

Book reviewed at Reviews by Molly

Wednesday, June 8th

Book reviewed at One Day at a Time

Thursday, June 9th

Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book

Friday, June 10th

Guest blogging at Literal Exposure

Monday, June 13th

Book reviewed at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

Tuesday, June 14th

Guest blogging at The Book Faery Reviews

Book reviewed at BookSnatchers

Wednesday, June 15th

Book reviewed and interviewed at Melange of Cultures’s Blog

Thursday, June 16th

Guest blogging at Review from Here

Friday, June 17th

Book reviewed at Chrissy’s World of Books

Monday, June 20th

Book reviewed at 4 the Love of Books

Tuesday, June 21st

Book reviewed at LadyD Books

Wednesday, June 22nd

Guest blogging and giveaway at Acting Balanced

Thursday, June 23rd

Book reviewed at Freda’s Voice

Friday, June 24th

Interviewed at The Hot Author Report

Monday, June 27th

Book spotlighted at The Plot

Tuesday, June 28th

Character interviewed at The Plot

Wednesday, June 29th

Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking

Thursday, June 30th

Guest blogging at Mayra’s Secret Bookshelf

Facebook party!

Stop by and chat at my stops. Followers get a chance to participate in my giveaway. Thanks everyone!

Giveaway information:

Giveaway #1 is for those readers who comment on Renee’s blogstops during the tour. One comment per person, per blog, through the length ofthe tour. Giveaway #2 is for those who purchase a copy of Joe-Joe Nut andBiscuit Bill Adventures Case#2 Mineral Mischief, during the June tour from June 6th-July 1st, 2011. Proof of purchase must be submitted to Reneevia email at [email protected] . Additional rules and guidelines can be found at the end of this post.

GIVEAWAY #1 (for people who comment at a stop during theVBT)

An autographed copy of Case#2 Mineral Mischief

Earth Science Posters on identifying rocks and minerals

National Audubon Society Field Guide (800+ pages) of Rocksand Minerals

Retail value of Giveaway #1 is $60 (rounded to nearestdollar)

GIVEAWAY #2 (for those who purchase a copy of Case# 2Mineral Mischief between June 6th, 2011 and July 1st, 2011)

An autographed copy of Case #1: The Great Pie Catastrophe and the author's new coloring book.

4 boxed sets of rock collections which include a box of eachof: Igneous, Metamorphic, Sedimentary and Minerals. There are 12 specimens ineach box. These learning sets are a great learning tool for kids to learn aboutvarious kinds of rocks and their properties.

Retail Value of Giveaway #2 is $100 (rounded to the nearestdollar)

Here are the rules and guidelines for these giveaways:

1) For Giveaway #1 you must leave a comment on the hostingblog with a working email address for the author to contact you if you win.Only the first comment with your working email address is used to determineeligibility (one comment, per blog). If you comment at every stop then each comment will be added to the draw. The more you comment the more chances you have to win.

2) You must be a member of author’s blog and website at http://thecryptocapersseries.blogspot.comand (This goes for entering both giveaways).

3) You are eligible to win Giveaway #2 if you purchase acopy of Case#2 Mineral Mischief or any other book by the author between June 6th, 2011 and July1st, 2011 and provide the author with proof of purchase via email prior to July 1st, 2011. All the author needs is where you bought it from, what you bought, purchase # and date. Case#2 is available through, Amazon,, and at various bookstores big and small, and various placeson-line including my website.

4) All giveaway winners will be selected using

5) Prizes will be shipped via USPS with appropriateinsurance.

6) Author, blog hosts, and tour group are not responsiblefor lost or damaged goods.

7) The same personcannot win both giveaways


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Barnes and Nobles Book Signing in Green Oak Township in Michigan

Posted by reneehand on May 28, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Hello Everyone

Just wanted to remind everyone of my book signing this saturday. I am also going to be hosting a cryptogram hunt around the store to earn prizes for the kids.

I am going to be at the Barnes and Nobles Booksellers in Green Oak Township near Brighton Michigan to participate in their Summer Reading Kickoff Party. I will be discussing and signing all the books in my Crypto-Capers Series:

Case#1 The Case of the Missing Sock

Case#2 The Case of Red Rock Canyon

Case#3 The Legend of the Golden Monkey

Case#4 The Chest of Mystery

All books in this series are science and history based and are full of educational opportunities for teachers to supplement in their classrooms. Here is the summary for the event. Hope to see everyone there.

Children's Event

Local author Renee Hand will be with us to help kick off our Summer Reading Program. Renee will be hosting Cryptographs and Mysteries for 5th and 6th graders. Renee Hand is the author of 'The Crypto-Capers Series. The first 20 people who buy all 4 books in the series will receive a free book from the author’s newest release in her Joe-Joe Nut Series, Mineral Mischief.

Saturday June 04, 2011 1:30 PM

Green Oak Village Place

9605 Green Oak Village Place, Green Oak Township, MI 48116,



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Michigan State Arts and Crafts Spring Show

Posted by reneehand on May 18, 2011 at 6:44 AM

I am going to be at the Michigan State Arts and Crafts Spring Show this weekend on May 21st -22nd from 9-6pm both days. This is a humungous show with over 320 booths. I will be there discussing and signing all of my books for everyone. I will also be having my Do You Have Ants In Your Pants That Make You Dance? story available for children to do activities with as well as all of my new releases. It is going to be an exciting day.

The show is located in Lansing Michigan at the MSU Union Grounds.



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Children's Author, Renee Hand's 6-day Author Showcase hosted by the NWFCC kicks off Monday, May 16

Posted by reneehand on May 16, 2011 at 6:59 AM

Award-winning children’s author, Renee Hand is being showcased the entire month of May at the National Writing for Children Center. Part of this showcase includes a 6-day virtual book tour. Join Suzanne Lieurance, founder and director of the National Writing for Children Center, and the virtual specialist tour hosts as they welcome Renee for her virtual book tour that starts Monday, May 16.

Renee Hand writes because it is a passion in her heart. She is a homeschool parent and likes to create books that educate and inspire the children of today. She was born in Michigan and still lives there with her husband and two children. She has a degree in Zoology with a minor in Chemistry. Renee is the author of the amazing mystery series known as the Crypto-Capers Series that encourages children to read by incorporating several topics of interest. The reader participates into the story by solving cryptograms and puzzles to solve the case. She is also the author of the Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill Series, which focuses on animal detectives. This series is a great way to teach children about animals in a fun and interesting way that captures the reader's attention and yet fills them with knowledge they will be learning about in school.

All books are great to use in a classroom setting to supplement various topics or to just enjoy. Renee is an award-winning author, receiving awards such as a Best Book Award, a National Literary Award and a Preferred Choice award for her children's series and adult books. She has just recently won a Seal of Excellence award in Storytelling for her Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill Series. She has been writing for over twenty years and has nine books published. When she is not spending time with her family or participating in author events, she is coaching and playing tennis, as well as doing research for her books and many other things that keep her busy. Not quite sure what a cryptogram is and want to learn more? Visit the author's website at to learn about cryptograms and how to solve the ones that are in the books.

Discover the writing world of Ms. Hand through her virtual book tour:

Monday, May 16

“Meet the Author”

Host: Suzanne Lieurance –  

Tuesday, May 17

“The Writer’s Life”

Host: Donna M. McDine –  

Wednesday, May 18

“Tradebook Tips for Teachers” Host: Margot Finke –  

Thursday, May 19

“Writing Tips”

Host: Mayra Calvani –  

Friday, May 20

“On the Go”

Host: Beverly Stowe McClure –  

Saturday, May 21

“Become a Facebook Fan” Host: Dorit Sasson –  

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Children's Author Show Interview

Posted by reneehand on April 15, 2011 at 6:15 PM


I am going to be on the Children's Author Show  on April 15th, 16th and 17th. I would love to hear what everyone thinks about the book. I talk about the history of the series, why I created this fun and educational book, as well as covering many other topics. The link is below.

Thank you so much everyone!


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Reviews for Mineral Mischief

Posted by reneehand on April 12, 2011 at 7:38 AM

Hello Everyone

Reviews for Mineral Mischief are already pouring in. To check them out please visit the following link.

Remember that I am also doing a giveaway for this book. I hope everyone enjoys it. Book is available through and will soon be through Barnes and Nobles. And of course, all books are available through my website.

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