Author Interview with Elizabeth Woodrum


I’m interviewing Elizabeth Woodrum today, author of children’s mystery novel “Maisy and the Missing Mice”. Thank you for answering my questions, Elizabeth! My questions are bolded, responses are in regular font.

1) What’s the hardest part of being an author?

I am also a full-time fourth grade teacher.  So, currently, the hardest part is finding time to write.  After a long work week, it can be hard to feel creative and productive enough to write quality material.
2) Can you give us a short synopsis of Maisy and the Missing Mice?
Maisy and the Missing Mice is a middle grade mystery novel.  Maisy Sawyer is a witty and clever fourth grader who is very good at solving mysteries.  At the start of the story, the school’s unofficial mascots, mice who live in the science lab, have been stolen.  All of the students are outraged.  Maisy sets out to solve the case and save the mice.  But, along the way, she becomes another victim of the thief, known as The Black Boot, when her beloved cherry lollipop collection is taken in order to scare her off of the case.  Of course, our heroine does not scare easily.  Maisy is determined to solve the case!
3) Is this part of a series, or stand-alone?
Maisy and the Missing Mice is the first book in The Maisy Files series.  I hope to have many more Maisy books in the series.
4) How many hours per day do you spend writing?
I wish I could spend hours every day writing, but I’m not able to do that since I teach all day.  But, my weekends are mostly devoted to writing.  I usually spend roughly ten hours a weekend working on my writing.
5) What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?
I enjoy The Boxcar Children and The Magic Tree House series.
6) What are you working on now?
I am currently working on the second book in The Maisy Files series. I hope to release it by March 2014.

Maisy and the Missing Mice

Maisy Cover FinalTitle: Maisy and the Missing Mice

Author: Elizabeth Woodrum

Genre: Children’s Mystery

Maisy Sawyer is not your average fourth grade student. She is a detective with a special skill for solving mysteries. She loves black and white mystery movies, cherry lollipops, and her dog, Reesie. When a thief known as The Black Boot steals the school’s mascots and her lollipops, Maisy sets out to solve the case. Can she help return the mice to their home in the science lab? Will she ever see her beloved lollipops again? Find out in the first book in The Maisy Files series.


Author Bio

Elizabeth Woodrum Elizabeth Woodrum is a full time elementary teacher in Ohio. She began writing as early as 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. The series currently has one book, The Missing Mice. Elizabeth plans to add more books to the series, and would also like to publish books for adults in the future.

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.

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