Monday, January 14, 2013

Author Spotlight #29 - Lynn Garthwaite

The Dirkle Smat Adventures
By Lynn Garthwaite

The first three books in the Dirkle Smat Adventure series are on the shelves and the fourth one is due March, 2013. These early chapter books are mysteries and adventures aimed at young readers who are just starting to explore chapter books and who love a mystery. Each book follows the adventures of the Explorers Club, led by Dirkle Smat, and gives the reader a peek at how these curious friends get themselves out of a bunch of sticky situations.

Available now:
Dirkle Smat Inside Mount Flatbottom
Dirkle Smat and the Flying Statue
Dirkle Smat and the Viking Shield

Coming soon:
Dirkle Smat Meets a Time Traveler

You can find her website at

Lynn Garthwaite is the published author of a series of early chapter books, a columnist for Minneapolis Examiner on the topic of Writing and a board member of the Bloomington, MN Literary Council. She has participated in panel discussions on writing for children and speaks at schools on writing and publishing. She has spoken at writer’s events on the topic of staying motivated to write and the craft of writing for children and is currently researching and writing a middle grade non-fiction book about how our states ended up with such interesting shapes.


  1. I plan to check out your website very shortly and see what I can find.

  2. Was unable to access your email through that site so will mention here that I am an aspiring writer attempting to make contact. I had to use anoymous for some reason, but my name is Brian Beecher and I live in the Chicago area and have written a novel dealing with the dark side of office politics. It is titled JUDAS TIMES SEVEN and is a saga of greed, betrayal and jealousy in the modern workplace where political correctness trumps reason.