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Detective Stories and Gingerbread Houses

Posted by lindamartinandersen on December 11, 2013

“Detective Stories and Gingerbread Houses–December 12, 2013” by Linda Martin Andersen

“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.

December 12, 2013 is Gingerbread House Day.  When I learned this, I thought of gingerbread, gingerbread house contests, the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel, and even detective stories.  Although Hansel and Gretel were not detectives, they demonstrated detective skills when they marked their trail, managed to escape dangerous situations, outsmarted the old witch, and finally found what they were searching for–home.

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Have you ever been lost?  Have you ever had to escape a dangerous situation?  Do you enjoy reading mysteries and detective stories?  If so, I have a treat for you, even better than gingerbread.  Sean Gray, Junior Special Agent, solves mysteries in a series written by Ann Eisenstein.

“Ann is the author of Hiding Carly, a Sean Gray Junior Detective Mystery (Peak City Publishing, 2012) in which she applied the skills and knowledge gained through the FBI Citizen’s Academy to tell the story of reuniting a missing child with her mother. Book two of the three part series, Fallen Prey, a Sean Gray Junior Detective Mystery (Peak City Publishing, 2013), tells the story of the dangers of internet predators.” 

Too bad Hansel and Gretel didn’t have access to Ann Eisenstein when they were led from home and abandoned in the dark forest.  Fortunately for you, you don’t have to be left out.  

Register to win a copy of Fallen Prey by Ann Eisenstein, pictured here. Leave a comment below.  The winner will be announced on December 21, 2013. Please leave your email address so I may contact the winner.


Ann taught elementary school in Ohio and California before obtaining her M.Ed. in School Psychology from Wright State University, in Fairborn, Ohio. As a psychologist, she served in school systems in Texas, California, Michigan, and South Carolina, in adolescent psychiatric treatment facilities, in private practice, and for the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. She taught college level Psychology in Columbia, SC, where she currently resides.

Ann is not only an author, she is available for workshops and public speaking.  See here:

Workshops & Speaking

  • Cyber Crime and Cyber Safety
  • Bullying and Hate Crimes
  • Missing, Endangered and Exploited Children
  • Mental Health Issues, including suicide
  • Stress management
  • Grief, loss and separation
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Behavior management and intervention
  • School Issues, including Threat Assessment, School Violence, Crisis Management
  • Creative Writing
  • Cyber safety

Learn much more about Ann Eisenstein here:  www.anneisenstein.com.

Ann Eisenstein Links you might want to use:

FB Author Page: Ann E Eisenstein


FB Character Page:  Sean Gray JSA


Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/@authorann

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ann-eisenstein/9/814/964

Google+: https://plus.google.com/102596304940399130499?hl=en#me/posts

YouTube: Sean Gray, Junior Special Agent (JSA), Book One: Hiding Carly video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5AoAbG5C84

Purchase Hiding Carly:


All major bookstores and online at:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hiding-Carly-Junior-Special-Agent-ebook/dp/B00AOCTZ78/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386250128&sr=1-1&keywords=hiding+carly

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hiding-carly-a-sean-gray-junior-special-agent-mystery-ann-e-eisenstein/1114830498?ean=9781935711278

Books-A-Million: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Hiding-Carly-Sean-Gray-Special/Ann-Eisenstein/9781935711254?id=5784720193074

Peak City Publishing: http://www.peakcitypublishing.co/#!product/prd2/567847921/hiding-carly%2C-a-sean-gray-junior-special-agent-mys

Purchase Fallen Prey:


Soon to be available at all major bookstores and online at:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Fallen-Junior-Special-Mystery-Volume/dp/1935711318/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1386250656&sr=1-1

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fallen-prey-a-sean-gray-junior-special-agent-mystery-ann-eisenstein/1117372431?ean=9781935711315

Books-A-Million:  http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Fallen-Prey-Sean-Gray-Junior/Ann-Eisenstein/9781935711315?id=5784720193074

Peak City Publishing:


Both books are also available through Follett and Ingram

Thanks for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Leave a comment about mysteries, detectives, or gingerbread and you’ll be registered to win a copy of Fallen Prey.   Come again soon.  Bring a friend.

I appreciate any children who visit this site, but if you are 14 or under, you may not leave a comment. It’s against the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. (COPPA)  See:  http://www.coppa.org/coppa.htm  Perhaps an adult would comment for you.

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