Children and young adult mysteries take up swaths of bookshelf room at your local bookstore, reflecting what publishers have learned: adults buy young adult and kid lit books for themselves. In the past decade, Young Adult (YA) and kid books continued to increase in sales when adult sales declined.Why? I suspect it is because in the pages of a well written YA or book for kids the reader can count on timeless, memorable characters and a no fluff writing style.
Majorie Weinman Sharmat’s Nate the Great is a classic series. “Sherlock” Nate, his pancake stealing dog Sludge and the cat draped Rosamund are characters you will never forget because they are weirdly just like your neighbors.
Dip into the world of Kid Lit Mysteries without the guilt - they are masterpieces of writing and true pleasures.
Oregon author/illustrator M.K.Nelson leads the double life of artist and author. A voracious book appetite and a library card are entirely to blame. She writes and illustrates children’s mysteries from her North Portland studio.
M.K.‘s middle grade mystery novel, The Royal Red Secret, is available from Powells Books, Smashwords, Ibooks and Amazon and other print and e-book venues.
You can catch up with her at cloudcoverstudio.com or ask questions about kid lit mysteries by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org.