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Paul Aertker

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Paul Aertker (pronounced: ETT Kerr) grew up in Louisiana, where the colorful and exotic Cajun culture became his passport to the rest of the world.

As a traveler and multilingual teacher, Aertker has clocked nearly half his life outside the US. When he was teenager he slept on the streets of London to watch the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. He took the CIA exam in college because he wanted to be a spy for the good guys “(and not the ‘Good Company’”). Years later, he was an au pair (a babysitter) in Paris. While in the Peace Corps in Africa, he built a children’s library.

Paul Aertker is a recovering reluctant reader himself so his personal mission has become writing for kids who are tired of reading books that they find
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The Bookies bookstore (4315 E Mississippi Ave, Denver, Colo., 80246 Phone: 303.759.1117) is the stage for the second book’s global launch. The author will be in the store from 10 AM - 3 PM signing copies of Diamonds Are For Never, and speaking every half hour about inspiring kids to read.
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I have passed your comments onto my editors and onto my wife and beta readers. As my team makes every effort to be sensitive to relevant issues, we will certainly take your comments into consideration.

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Paul Aertker Here are highlights from a new bookstore review:

This is a new teen espionage series called Crime Travelers, in the tradition of the Alex Rider books by Anthony Horowitz. If you liked the Alex Rider series and are looking for something in the same vein, Brainwashed is for you!

The series is, to say the least, action packed, and will leave the reader ready for a new adventure.

The series is also squeaky clean.

Brainwashed is the first book in the Crime Travelers series. Lucas and his friends must stop the Good Company and the evil Ms. Gunerro from a massive kidnapping of children destined to be sold into child slavery under an evil industrialist. That Lucas and his fellow agents are able to save the day, is nothing short of the impossible becoming possible.

I love the use of Paris in this book—it’s like a quick trip there. Aertker’s ability to maintain action is remarkable, which should endear the series and this book to readers of about 5th grade and up. The book carries endorsements by many middle school educators. --Larry Yoder

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Amy Freeman Thanks for the friend request, Paul!


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Blak Rayne Nice to meet you, Paul! All the best. :D


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Hello Paul,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. Thank you and best wishes.
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Dean Blake Thanks for the add, Paul! Pleasure meeting a fellow author on Goodreads.


Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


message 6: by Saul

Saul Tanpepper Hey Paul, thanks for connecting! It's great to meet you. I see you write MG. I started off with picture books and YA literary novels before trying my hand at specfic (actually let me decade-long membership in SCBWI expire this year). Fully intend to focus more time and attention to the old stuff in the second half of 2013. Have you published any books yet? I'd love to check them out!
Saul


message 5: by Paul

Paul Aertker Carole wrote: "what an interesting profile!
thanks so much for friending me!"


Carole wrote: "what an interesting profile!
thanks so much for friending me!"


Golly gosh, Carole, thanks for saying so. :-)


Carole Gill what an interesting profile!
thanks so much for friending me!


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Mary McCoy-Dressel Thanks for the Goodreads friend connect, Paul.


message 2: by Paul

Paul Aertker You're welcome. Look forward to reading.


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!


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