Friday, December 16, 2011

Blog Tour: Author Interview with Ryan Jacobson

I'm thrilled to have author Ryan Jacobson on Mundie Kids today! Recently I had the chance to reviewe his newest release, Sir Author Conan Doyles Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. You can read my glowing review here.

He's the world's most famous detective, and thanks to this brilliantly adapted book, he's you! The cases, the clues, the suspects, they're yours to sort through in this exciting Choose Your Path book. You are Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. You make the choices. But be careful; the wrong decision could lead to your doom. -quoted from Goodreads

Hi Ryan! Thank you so much for stopping by Mundie Kids today. If you were a character in your book Can You Survive: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, what is one thing you'd want to have with you in order to survive your adventure?

I’d want a copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Since the stories are
adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original book, I’d read it and always
know just what to do.

What's one of your favorite Sherlock Holmes adventures?

I have a special place in my heart for The Hound of the Baskervilles. It’s both a
mystery and a scary story at the same time. Plus, when I was in high school, our
theater department performed it as a play. I remember getting a real kick out of
hearing my classmates talk with British accents.

I loved reading choose your own adventure stories when I was in middle school. What
inspired you to write a choose your own adventure story for Sherlock Holmes?

This is my fourth Choose Your Path book, and I chose Sherlock Holmes for this
one because I found out I could. I love, love, love Sherlock Holmes stories! When
I learned that other writers were allowed to use his character and his old stories, I
jumped at the chance. I couldn’t wait to get this book written and share it with the

What was one of your favorite children's books to growing up?

I actually didn’t read many books as a child. Mostly, I read comic books and
Sports Illustrated. My very favorite was a graphic novel called Batman vs. The
Incredible Hulk (DC Special Series #27). I read it so many times that it fell apart.
My mom had to buy me a second copy.

Do you have any other books in the works you can tell us about?

I usually have four or five projects going at once (I like to jump back and forth
between them), but I just finished three Choose Your Path books: Sherlock
Holmes, Call of the Wild and Storm at the Summit of Mount Everest. So my
workload is lighter than normal. My five-year-old son loves Indiana Jones, so I’m
writing a book called Kruse Jasper and the Legend of the Dreamcatcher. I’m also
doing a Choose Your Path adaptation of Dracula. After that, I keep telling my
wife that I’m going to take a break from writing. Maybe I actually will. But there
is a comic book series I’d like to tackle…


Thank you Ryan for stopping by Mundie Kids today! We're looking forward to reading more of your upcoming releases.

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I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~