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Congratulations Renee Hand on being my selection for RRBC’s “Pay It Forward” Week!

I am very pleased to introduce a very supportive member of Rave Reviews Book Club – Renee Hand. She is an Award Winning Children’s Author and Book Reviewer. She has written a number of Children’s Books and interviewed many authors on her blog talk radio show including ‘yours truly.’



Renee Hand is a multi award-winning author and requested speaker on the topic of using fun fiction to teach science, geography and history. Let her show librarians, educators, and parents how using her books can not only challenge readers and the way they think about problems in real life, but she creates high interest topics that suck the reader into her stories encouraging them into wanting to know more about the settings, science, history, culture and people. Skills like reading comprehension, reasoning, deduction and observation come together in a myriad of ways. In her Crypto-Caper Series children get to solve puzzles and cryptograms that are woven strategically inside of the story for the reader to find and solve inside of the books. Each book provides the reader with what they will need to solve the case, providing them with the knowledge and new skills that will help them succeed. In her Joe-Joe Nut Series, Renee expertly combines the love of a good mystery with science using the topics of animal tracks, rocks and minerals, as well as weathering, erosion, and art. These books can supplement a curriculum in any classroom. The books also contain extra information like experiments, terminology of the topic, charts, and much more. All books are interactive and fun. Renee is a maverick in writing children’s interactive mysteries, combining elements while teaching children to believe in themselves and providing confidence to handle life’s challenges. Contact her today to participate in your event.

The Crypto-Capers Series
This series is an interactive adventure that includes the reader into the story. Books 1, 2, 3 & 4 are out. The Case of the Missing Sock, The Case of Red Rock Canyon, The Legend of the Golden Monkey and The Chest of Mystery. Recently released is a new lower elementary mystery series known as The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill in the Great Pie Catastrophe. This book is about animal detectives where children will learn about animal tracks and mystery solving.

Here is the summary for book 1 of the Crypto-Capers Series. For more information about all of my children’s books or if you would like to purchase the series, all books are available at Barnes and Nobles as well as Also available in all book stores and signed copies can be bought from me through my website at



Stories From Unknown Authors

Renee Hand is a blog talk show radio host and has interviewed a host of up and coming authors and members of Rave Reviews Book Club. She is very talented and focused on children’s issues but will interview for any worthwhile subject matter from up and coming authors.



Be sure to explore the links above for more in-depth information on Renee’s books, trailers, and where to buy.

Amazon Author Page:

Blog or Website:
Twitter Handle:  @thecryptocaper
Facebook Page URL:

I’m glad you all stopped by to support Renee Hand during RRBC’s “Pay It Forward” Week. Be sure to check out all her books and her radio spots & share this blog.




About Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I love old buildings and history. That's why I ended up writing about the history that surrounded me all of my life - "Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community." Plus our church had closed and the school is torn down, so I felt it was imperative that we preserve the history or it would be lost forever.
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  1. Jan Hawke says:

    Great post for a lovely, kind and supportive lady! 😀
    Thanks for having us all over, Shirley 🙂


  2. Lovely post Shirley! Renee sounds like a really talented lady.


  3. Terrific post Shirley. Renee is great.


  4. hinsmanj says:

    Nice post for Renee!


  5. Renee says:

    Thank you so much for this great post, Shirley. It is greatly appreciated.


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