Interview with Ms Marie

Describe your desk
Different colored pens, pencils, worksheets, Surface Pro tablet and green tea! Make that chamomile late at night.
What's the story behind your first book?
Students in my after-school program develop excellent number and reading skills. A common question from parents, though, is why word problems seem to be a big challenge. Word problems involve a lot of comprehension (among other things) of what exactly is being asked and what details are given to help answer the question.

The Mystery Math Squad story aims to entertain readers and foster love for reading. By writing a story where calculations are part of the conversation, I hope to give young readers a glimpse on how approaching word problems can be fun.
What are you working on next?
Another adventure for the Mystery Math Squad!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Because of Smashwords, I am published! Smashwords offer authors, especially new writers like myself, a chance to showcase their work without high costs of printing and looking for a publisher who would approve (or decline) a written work.
Published 2015-08-21.
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Books by This Author

Mystery Math Squad - Ghost of Cuthbert Castle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,540. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Educational
An ancient castle in the middle of the forest?! Join Addie, Linus, Trixie and Devon as they go through overgrown ivy, long corridors and a dungeon. Will they figure out how to go through the stepping stones in the dungeon and find out why a ghost is haunting Cuthbert Castle?
Mystery Math Squad - Mystery at Maldon Manor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers
The Mystery Math Squad gets their first call on their hotline to solve a mystery. Some jewelry and art pieces of Maldon Manor are nowhere to be found! Join Addie, Linus, Trixie and Devon as they help Lord Monocle count paintings, add and subtract missing gems and solve simple word problems. Will the Mystery Math Squad's math skills recover Lord Monocle's valuable collection?