Local Author David Gorman Waldameer Myst


Author of the Waldameer Mystery Files series

Hey there, I'm David, and one of my favorite hobbies is writing mystery books for kids! 

My family owns and operates Waldameer & Water World, an amusement park in Erie, Pennsylvania. Similar to the two main characters in my books, Seth and Julia, I spent much of my childhood playing and working at Waldameer. 

On a whim, I decided to write a story about four kids solving a mystery at Waldameer, and the Waldameer Mystery Files was born! After the popularity of my first book, I decided to continue writing. My third book, The Curious Clues, was published in December 2020.

I wrote the series with teachers in mind. I wanted to help teachers engage their elementary students with a children's books that could be used in the classroom. I also wanted my children's books to teach empathy and diversity. My multicultural cast of characters work together and exhibit values of friendship and teamwork.

Though I live in Richmond, Virginia now, I make trips back home to Erie to visit family and meet Waldameer Mystery Files readers.

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