Media Press Kit
Lois Walfrid Johnson
Lois Walfrid Johnson, author, speaker, teacher
Lois lives in north central Minnesota
Publisher contact: Jeane Wynn
The FREEDOM SEEKERS Series
1. Escape into the Night
2. Race for Freedom
3. Midnight Rescue
4. The Swindler's Treasure
5. Mysterious Signal
6. The Fiddler's Secret
(2-6 to be released spring - summer, 2013)
Topic: The Story Behind the Story: Catching the Courage to Win
Author bio: Trusted friend of families Lois Walfrid Johnson is a speaker, teacher of writing, and former instructor for Writer's Digest School. She is the author of 38 books, including Girl Talk, the Gold Medallion Book Award wining Let's-Talk-About-It Stories for Kids series, the bestselling Adventures of the Northwoods mysteries, and the much-loved Viking Quest series. Readers from more than 40 countries have written to say, "I love your books. I can't put them down."
Most recent release: Escape into the Night, first novel in the Freedom Seekers Series
Listener hook: Sometimes adventure is not a matter of choice.
Summary thoughts: Lois Walfrid Johnson has a track record with children, young people, and readers of all ages. She not only cares about them. She wants to make reading fun.
Possible interview questions:
- You're known as a friend of families, an author who cares about your readers. In what way does that show up in your books?
- You're written 38 books and hundreds of shorter pieces. Is there one thread—one theme that runs through everything you write?
- You have created a variety of high-interest time periods and settings all over the world. Why do your settings feel so real to us?
- Your newest release is the first Freedom Seekers novel, Escape into the Night. What happened that led you to write this series? How do you make your characters seem like people we know?
- In Escape into the Night it feels as if we're in a real Underground Railroad site. Or that we're living on the steamboat Christina. What do you do to make a you-are-there feeling become an important part of the story?
- Why do you believe this series is especially important for the time in which we live?
- You have received reader mail from over 40 countries. What is a common response from readers? What does that mean to you?
- Let's think about someone who wants to be a writer. What would you say to that person? What do you tell young people, who think they can't possibly live their dream?