Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Book aren't dangerous? 
Oh! Yes, they are.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

2015 Summer reading lists should start with this middle school series

Author Paul Aertker (Ett Kerr) takes readers on another gripping world tour filled with adrenaline, humor, and pure excitement in Diamonds Are For Never, the action-packed second installment of the Crime Travelers series.

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Children’s Travel Books

The first installment in this series, Brainwashed, has already hit the top spot in Children’s Travel Book on Amazon Kindle.

On May 2, 2015 in DENVER, Colo., at the Bookies bookstore (4315 E Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80246  Phone: 303.759.1117) The second book, Diamonds Are For Never, will be available. The author will be in the store from 10 AM - 3 PM signing books and speaking every half hour about inspiring kids to read.

Larry Yoder of The Bookies says, “This one is even better than the first!”- Review here.


After sabotaging a mass kidnapping in Paris, Lucas Benes faces a new and perilous threat from Siba G├╝nerro and her anything-but-good Good Company. When a briefcase-toting kid from the Falkland Islands joins the New Resistance, 14-year-old Lucas learns the truth about his mother and becomes a boy on a mission.

Lucas and friends speed in and around Rome—from the Colosseum to the Vatican—until they stowaway on a cargo ship carrying diamonds that could unlock the secret to Lucas’s past and destroy the Good Company’s future.

Diamonds Are For Never (Flying Solo Press, May 2, 2015. ISBN 978-1-940137-25-4  /  eISBN 978-1-940137-26-1, $15.95, www.crimetravelers.com)
This middle school series is for ages 9 and up. Kids will love this series’ humor and campy flavor. Perfect for 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th grade summer reading lists.

The underlying theme of the series is self-reliance in adverse settings. Parents, teachers, and librarians will appreciate the worldwide geography & clean language.

As a traveler and multilingual teacher, Paul has clocked nearly half his life outside the US. When he was a teenager, he slept on the streets of London to watch a royal wedding. He took the CIA exam because he wanted to be a spy for the good guys (and not the Good Company). He was an au pair in France and built a children’s library in Africa.

A former 5th grade teacher and consummate educator, Aertker said he writes for this age group because he relates to it.

“I act like a child,” he said with a laugh. “My emotional level doesn't really go past age 11. For me to write for this age group is easy because I can get there pretty quickly.”

The books are available from bookstores everywhere. Please support your local independent bookstores! Review copies and interviews available by request at paul@crimetravelers.com

Paul Aertker

Friday, May 1, 2015

The most interesting teacher in the world

Crime Travelers is a middle school action adventure series that "reads like the Bourne Identity - but for kids."

More info at Crime Travelers