K.J. Houtman

K.J. Houtman

Houtman has a been in and around fishing and hunting through a career with American Sportfishing Association, North American Fishing Club, North American Hunting Club and Masters Walleye Circuit— just to name a few. Houtman’s award-winning chapter books for eight to 12 year olds, with adventures around fishing, camping and hunting are available as paperbacks and e-books. Five books are available: A Whirlwind Opener (#1), Driving Me Crazy (#2), Spare the Rod (#3), Duck, Duck Deuce (#4), Born to be Wild (#5) with the sixth book due out November 2013.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Fish On Kids Books series – Houtman has a wonderful talent. The stories are refreshing and have extremely valuable content interwoven in a fully developed story. I'm engaged in the life of Gus and when one book ends, I want to find out what he is up to in the next.” Sharon Rushton, Outdoor Writer and author of No Paved Road to Freedom

“From cover to cover the best series of chapter books I've seen in years. These books are wholesome with a focus on adventure. Wish I had them when I was a kid. I'm still a kid at heart and prolific reader. These are my kind of books.” Larry Rea, host, Outdoors with Larry Rea, Memphis, TN

“I’ve read them all and think these books are great.” Jim Zumbo, professional hunter and outdoor writer

Areas of Expertise: Storyteller of outdoor experiences (AGLOW, SEOPA, POMA)

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