Lulu Junior Author of the Month - Mason N.

Lulu Junior Author of the Month - Mason N.

By Emma Gutierrez / October 07, 2021

October air is finally here! Pumpkin patches, Autumn decor, cooler air, what more can you ask for? How about the perfect story to fit the month of October? We’ve got it! October’s awesome author is Mason who wrote the story “The Adventures of Shrewlock Homes & Ratson.” Nothing like a mystery to get us in the October mood. Let’s get into Mason’s story!

One man and his sidekick will stop the crime in the city. The two up for the job are Shrewlock Homes and Ratson. The adventure starts on Tenth Avenue at Sim’s Deli.

Lulu Junior Author of the Month - Mason N.

While they were at the deli, Ratson asked for some honey ham. Honey ham and a mystery, an unlikely combination.

Shrewlock Homes began examining the scene and used his magnifying glass to inspect the knife that was left at the crime scene. 

Shrewlock said, “I may have solved the case but I will look for more clues just to make sure I’m right.”

As he looked around outside, he came across a footprint that led right back into Sim’s deli...

“I knew it!” said Shrewlock. Sim responded, “but you won’t live to tell anyone.”

“Yes he will,” Ratson said as he came in to save the day!

Shrewlock and Ratson sat down to talk and Shrewlock recounted exactly what happened at Sim’s deli. Sim got mad at his employee, Jonny who wanted to make some changes but Sim did not like it. Sim lured Jonny and committed the crime!

A summary of the story: Sim was arrested and also got the ham he asked for at Sim’s Deli from the beginning of the story. Shrewlock Homes received a $100,000 check and became the world’s greatest detective! Ratson became the world’s greatest detective’s sidekick.

We loved reading Mason’s new and creative twist on the classic detective duo! We hope we’ll get to see another amazing adventure and mystery solved by the world’s greatest detective and the detective’s sidekick! With Homes and Ratson on the case - we are sure in for a great story!

Keep reading to see what Mason had to say in his interview!

Read the Full Interview:

Where did you get your Lulu Junior kit? Who gave it to you?
I received my Lulu Junior kit from my parents this past Christmas.

Where did you get your idea for your story?
I got the idea for my story by listening to Sherlock Holmes on the radio with my dad.

How does it feel to be a published author?
Being a published author feels cool because I can see my own work in print and so can other people.

What's the one piece of advice you'd share with another young writer?
If I could share advice with another young writer I would tell them to think of ideas, go with it and see where it leads you.  There are no bad ideas!

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
When I'm not writing, I like to play sports, fish and hunt with my family, go trapping with my dad in the winter and take care of my chickens. 

Do you prefer writing or illustrating? Why?
I prefer illustrations over writing because I like to draw what it happening in my story.

What's one of your favorite books?
One of my favorite books is Michigan Chillers:  Mayhem on Mackinaw Island by Jonathan Rand.  He is my favorite author!(I actually got to meet him this summer!)

How do you like to set up your writing/drawing space?
I like to draw/write anywhere I can and it is usually on loose scrap paper or a spiral notebook.  I do a lot of my writing/drawing when we travel, to keep me occupied.

What inspires you to write or draw?
I am inspired by seeing funny things and then I make a twist to it in my mind.  Then I'm usually able to write a book or story about it.

What do you want people to remember about your book?
I want people to remember the mystery of my book, the plays on words and the cleverness of the names of my characters. 

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