Paula Diggs Reaches out to Young Readers with New Book

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‘Suzanne Collier’s Little Book of Mysteries and Mayhem’ follows amateur detective on quest to understand people.

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The new book “Suzanne Collier’s Little Book of Mysteries and Mayhem” (published by iUniverse) introduces a bright and quirky young detective who drives adults crazy with her incessant question asking. Author Paula Diggs hopes to give a voice to children whose mannerisms might annoy adults but who actually have a great deal to offer.

“The heroine is unusual and annoyingly charming,” Diggs says. “Children – and adults – whose mannerisms turn us off can make great contributions if we give them a chance.”

Suzanne Collier is a 7-year-old amateur detective with less-than-great social skills. As she attempts to solve the case of a dead hobo in Illinois, followed quickly by a highway crime in Michigan and then the revelation of evil motives amid a dinosaur dig in Kansas, she stumbles across her biggest mystery yet: the case of why people do the things they do.

In this young adult novel, Suzanne deals with adult-sized mysteries as she faces moving to Minnesota with her family – the place where Suzanne is certain witches, vampires and frozen souls reside.

Suzanne Collier’s Little Book of Mysteries and Mayhem
By Paula Diggs
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 258 pages | ISBN 9781491771402
E-Book | 258 pages | ISBN 9781491771419
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Paula Diggs has a Master of Arts and a Master of Science. She attended Michigan State University where she majored in English and graduated cum laude. She is an educator, writer and artist who has lived and studied in the Midwest, England and France. She has earned several awards for her paintings and articles on art and autism. She taught in the special education department of California University Northridge and worked for Los Angeles Unified School District as a resource specialist. She now resides with her husband and two Labradoodle pups in Southern California.

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