Renee Hand – RRBC PIF WEEK

reneeToday I have the privilege to PAY IT FORWARD in the best sense of the word since this talented author-member of RRBC hosted me last Monday on her gorgeous Children’s Book Review blog. Need I say I was humbled by the experience? After all, not everyone is comfortable hosting authors like me (understandably so, I might add) and she did it so graciously. THANK YOU,

Renee Hand




As Mayor of Crazytown, as she describes herself on Twitter, I’m sure Renee has her hands full. She is running the most populated town on the planet, right? LoL

Seriously, though, researching for this post I was VERY impressed by Renee’s achievements.  She’s a award-winning author, blogger, reviewer, tennis pro, speaker, and host to a delightful and fun radio show. Phew, I’m tired just writing the list! 😀

As a former kindergarten principal, I KNOW how demanding the work with children can be so my hat is eternally off for people who succeed in this field. Kudos, Renee!

Finally, I leave you with Renee in her own words:

“My love for reading and writing started when I was a child. I always had a passion for it. I remember frequently wearing out the stone steps to the local library. When in a bookstore I would sit in the middle of an aisle perusing a novel that I was eagerly going to purchase but couldn’t wait to read. Often, when I had extra time, I would write stories that would pop into my head locking myself in my room for hours. Now that I am older my love for reading and writing has not diminished. In fact, it has only become a bigger part of me. It is because of this that I chose to share my interests with other readers who love books as much as I do.

My goal in writing is to entertain, but more importantly it is to build a connection with my readers. If I make another person feel some kind of emotion while they read my books, whether it be love, anger, compassion, or curiosity, then I did my job as a writer and that makes me feel good about what I write about.

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.

In her writing career Renee has been in over 50 newspapers, including The Flint Journal, Detroit Free Press and the Oakland Press and many others in and out of the state of Michigan. She has been interviewed on ABC channel 12 and on various Michigan and out of state radio and TV stations and on-line. She has been interviewed on The Best People We Know Show, several Blog Talk Radio shows for adults and children, and The Children’s Author Show, She has participated in over two hundred events, which include book signings, libraries, book stores, charities, schools and festivals all over the United States. She’s also a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and the Michigan-SCBWI. For Renee Hand, it is all about her readers. For more information about Renee and the books she writes, check out her website at

Among her other accolades, Renee is also a National Radio Show host for her show Stories From Unknown Authors where she interviews authors of all different genres about their books.

If you would like me to review your children’s book, I can be contacted

I love being an author! Thank you for all of your support.”



Renee’s list of published books is so long and interesting it’s worth your visiting her dedicated page.

Click here.

Or visit her Author Page on









13 thoughts on “Renee Hand – RRBC PIF WEEK

  1. Liz, this is a wonderful post for Renee, and it’s great to get to know so much about her! I hope you both have a great PIF week! 🙂

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  2. Thanks so much Liz, I appreciate you hosting me today and everyone stopping by to read your marvelous post. I am honored to be here and among such wonderful company. Also, thank you John and Jan for stopping by.

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