Wendy Ann Mattox writes books for reluctant readers and fans of time travel, mystery, and more. Read on to learn about her Cherry-Berry Time Chasers series!

Tell us about yourself!

Hello! My name is Wendy Ann Mattox. I have been married for thirty-three years and have four grown daughters who are married and have given us eleven amazing grandchildren.

Three years ago, I began writing action/adventure chapter books that contain family values and biblical truths that I thought my grandchildren would enjoy.

I worked for sixteen years in early education as a teacher/director and then felt God calling me to write wholesome, exciting stories for children.

Tell us about your chapter books.

I am passionate about writing Christian chapter books.

The Cherry-Berry Time Chasers series is written for kids between the ages of eight and thirteen. There are currently two books in the series: Wild Wild Zest and Jungle Jaguar. Book three, Sapphire Safari, will be released in September 2023.

My other series, Magic Magnifying Glass, is written for kids between the ages of seven and thirteen. There are currently eight books in the series.

What kind of child are you trying to reach with your books?

My books have been popular with:

  • Reluctant readers
  • Time travel fans
  • Mystery or detective fans
  • Animal lovers
  • Fantasy readers

Give us a little flavor of some great characters or the setting.

In Cherry-Berry Time Chasers, twins Max and Maddie and their puppy, Sprinkles, zoom back through time on a scavenger hunt their grandfather set up for them to find rare jewels. They only have two hours to find all the clues, or they will be stuck in the past forever.

In Magic Magnifying Glass, Fin shrinks to one inch tall and solves mysteries with his silly animal friends.

In both series, the characters learn that God is always with them and an ever-present help in trouble.

What inspired you to write this series?

While doing author visits for my Magic Magnifying Glass series, the students always requested a time travel adventure. So, I wrote the Cherry-Berry Time Chasers books.

How did you know you wanted to be an author?

I have always loved reading!

And I wanted (originally for my grandchildren) to write books that would show story characters trusting and learning about God as they went on exciting, page-turning adventures.

What advice do you have for aspiring writers?

Write your story! Don’t worry if it’s perfect. Just get it down on paper from start to finish. Then edit and polish it until it shines!

What formats are your books available in?

  • Paperback
  • Ebook

Find them all here.

What’s next for this series?

I usually publish three to four books a year. The next book in Cherry-Berry Time Chasers, Sapphire Safari, releases in September 2023.

The latest book in Magic Magnifying Glass, Operation Otter, just released in April 2023.

How can parents find you?

My website is wendyannmattox.com, and you can find me on Instagram @wendyannmattoxauthor or on Facebook at Wendy Ann Mattox – Author.

My books are available on wendyannmattox.com and Amazon.

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