Thursday, March 11, 2010

Award Winning Author Renee Hand Announces New Book Release And School Visit Schedule In The Detroit Michigan Area

Author Renee Hand announces the upcoming release of her newest book, Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill. Ms. Hand will be appearing at Read in the Park on March 21 at Berkley High School and will be visiting schools in the Grand Rapids, Flint, Saginaw, Lansing and Detroit areas of Michigan

Award winning author Renee Hand, author of the Crypto-Capers Series of children’s books announced today the upcoming release of her new book, Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill. She will be appearing at Read in the Park on March 21, 2010 at Berkley High School, and will be visiting schools in the Grand Rapids, Flint, Saginaw, Lansing and Detroit areas of Michigan. School visits will include Hemlock Elementary, State Road Fenton Elementary, Spring Lakes Elementary, Hyatt Elementary, Central Elementary, Linden Elementary, Mount Hope Elementary and Macomb School District.

Ms. Hand’s award winning children’s books are designed to maximize reading comprehension through engaging, interactive games. The Crypto-Capers series, as well as the Joe-Joe Nut series challenge and engage children through involving them in literacy games, leading to improved comprehension and exceptional learning.

“Writing children's books,” stated Ms. Hand, “gives me a chance to be creative and yet at the same time allows me to educate and challenge children to their fullest potential. The Crypto-Caper and Joe-Joe Nut Series involves the reader into the stories in a way that makes them feel a part of it all as they figure out who commits the crime. The reader will learn about deduction and reasoning, but also about themselves and what they can do. These books show characters with strength and courage, compassion and determination, and children of all ages can relate to that.”

Renee Hand will be appearing at Read in the Park for the Berkley School District at Berkley High School in the Collaborative Center on March 21 from 1pm to 4 pm. The Collaborative Center is located at 2325 Catalpa Drive in Berkley Michigan near Detroit and Ann Arbor. Her upcoming school visit schedule includes:

Macomb School District - Clinton Township - March 17, 2010
Hyatt Elementary - Linden MI - March 18, 2010
Central Elementary - Linden MI - March 24, 2010
Linden Elementary - Linden MI - March 26, 2010
Mount Hope Elementary - East Lansing MI - March 29, 2010
Spring Lake Elementary - Grand Rapids MI - March 31, 2010
Barnes and Noble - Lansing MI - May 31, 2010 6-8 pm

Renee Hand is available for media interviews and school visits. She can be reached using the information below or by email at More information on the Crypto-Caper series and the Joe-Joe Nut series is available at Ms. Hand’s website at All of Ms. Hand’s books are available at any bookstore or from her website.


Renee Hand is an award-winning author and educator, She has been writing for over twenty years and has been a published author for five years with five works published. She writes for various chronicles and newsletters, as well as writing reviews for authors of children´s books.

Ms. Hand’s awards include a Best 2006 Fantasy Romance award for Magic Hearts. Her second romance novel, Seduction of the Lonely Heart won a National Literary Award for Best Romance of 2007. The first book in her children's series, The Crypto-Capers in The Case of the Missing Sock, won a preferred choice award for 2009 by Creative Child Magazine.

Ms Hand has appeared in over 40 newspapers and blogs. She has been interviewed on ABC channel 12 and on various radio stations including Blog Talk Radio and The Children's Author Show. She has participated in over 100 events, which include book signings, libraries, book stores, charities, schools and festivals all over the United States. She is a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children´s Book Writers and Illustrators).

Renee Hand