Edward Moldenhauer invites readers to ‘Spin the Globe’ once more on 2014 book

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First installment in Frederick von Wigglebottom story series gains new marketing traction for 2015.

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Jacquelyn Gilchrist of The US Review of Books said Moldenhauer's book is “an exciting exploration for youngsters. The author's creativity is surpassed only by his impressive knowledge of indigenous cultures, local legends, and historical gems.”

Author and retired Navy pharmacist Edward Moldenhauer loves to tell his children stories at night. His stories serve not only to entertain his children but also give him an opportunity to share with them his pool of “Ed’s Useless Trivia,” as his wife calls it. One night, Moldenhauer ran out of story ideas. That is, until he saw a globe sitting on top of a dresser nearby.

Moldenhauer now spins the globe every night and allows his children’s fingers to fall at random. He then tells his children an educational story based on that geographic location. Moldenhauer’s 2014 children’s book, “Spin the Globe: The Incredible Adventures of Frederick von Wigglebottom: Dreamtime in Alice Springs” (published by Trafford Publishing) is one of his many stories, serving as the first installment of the Spin the Globe series. Moldenhauer hopes to reach a larger audience with a new book marketing plan this year.

Frederick von Wigglebottom loves to travel. He does so via the spin of a magical globe, which sends him to any number of places in the world. Moldenhauer’s first book in the series finds Frederick in Alice Springs, Australia. There, Frederick meets George, a native aborigine boy, and Madeline, a girl of European heritage.

Throughout this premier installment of the Spin the Globe series, Frederick and readers alike learn numerous facts about the Australian Outback and the town of Alice Springs. From the history behind the Arrernte tribe to the regional slang spoken by the citizens of Alice Springs, Moldenhauer aims to give readers a thorough understanding of what makes Frederick’s destination unique.

Jacquelyn Gilchrist of The US Review of Books said Moldenhauer's book is “an exciting exploration for youngsters. The author's creativity is surpassed only by his impressive knowledge of indigenous cultures, local legends, and historical gems.”

“Spin the Globe: The Incredible Adventures of Frederick von Wigglebottom”
By Edward Moldenhauer
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 36 pages | ISBN 9781490731957
E-Book | 36 pages | ISBN 9781490731940
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Edward Moldenhauer is a retired Navy pharmacist. Although published in several professional journals and as primary author of “The History of Pharmacy in the United States Navy,” his true passion is honing his array of “Ed’s Useless Trivia” to baffle friends and foes alike and to teach his children about every topic imaginable – sometimes to their dismay. He lives in Burleson, Texas, with his wife, Jo Ann, children and two dogs. When he’s not watching history shows or reading, he enjoys the outdoors and fresh air. Readers can enjoy his other three installments of his Spin the Globe series, featuring adventures in Norway, Peru and Belize.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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