Congratulations on the release of the hardcover version of RV Mouse. Please tell us more about it.
This is a story about a little mouse that gets trapped in a motor home and the chaos it
This enchanting story, charmingly illustrated, recounts the escapades of one furry little adventurer who is clearly out of his element in a motor home. Young readers and their adult counterparts will enjoy reading this fast-moving tale, told so convincingly from the mouse’s point of view.
—Robbin Gould, Editor, Family Motor Coaching magazine
What was the inspiration for this book?
Some of the incidences actually happened when my family was camping in our new motor home years ago. One night mice found an open vent the manufacturer had not screened. I found the girl that had been sleeping on the couch sitting outside on top of the picnic table. She said a mouse had woken her up when its whiskers brushed her cheek. The idea was too good to ignore so I made it into a book.
What is your favorite moment from the book?
When the woman is swinging the broom and bopping her husband instead of the mouse.
Is this your first published book?
No, I believe Guardian Angel Publishing has about ten of my books out now with more under contract. I also write Young Adult and Adult fiction.
We’d love to hear more about you.
I am a journalist and was an Assistant Editor for several magazines. I wrote for many newspapers and magazines, including Family Motor Coaching, Trailblazer and RV’n On. Although I still write articles for newspapers and magazines, my favorite type of writing is fiction.
Besides RV Mouse, The Christmas Angel, and its sequel, One Family’s Christmas, and the Andy & the Albino Horse series, I also wrote the young adult Lynne Garrett series: Goodbye Is Forever, Abducted!, and Sierra Summer. Also Kat’s Cradle, which is a young adult novel. Blue Coat, and The Homesteader series are my adult Historical Western novels.
I recently received awards from The Nevada Press Assn. and The National Press Assn. as a correspondent for The Lahontan Valley News.
I am a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Alamo Defenders Descendents Association (credit goes to my ancestors for that!). I am also a member of Made in Nevada -- http://madeinnevada.org.
Do you have any book signing events or book tours scheduled for RV Mouse?
It will be at signings that are already scheduled for summer and fall. I have been in contact with the Family Motor Coaching Assn. about the possibility of signing at their
How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming RV Mouse events?
Check with www.guardianangelpublishing.com or on the websites: www.andyandthealbinohorse.blogspot.com, www.authorsden.com/maryjeankelso.