Elden Walseck

Children’s book author Elden Walseck is a rocket scientist working in a rocket factory in Rocket City, Alabama. Yes, it’s true! But it was his four children who inspired him to pursue penning a book series for chapter and middle-grade readers that they could read together. Wyoming Bones is an Indiana Jones meets Minecraft adventure series full of ancient tombs, explorations, and challenges against evil-doers.   

With four kids and a busy home life’s many interruptions , Walseck has become accustomed to finding scraps of time to write in five-to-fifteen-minute intervals. Research for his stories are the best part of his writing process since it involves playing the Minecraft game with his kids and viewing it through the lens of what they find interesting about it and then drawing on that for his writing.

For Elden, writing the Wyoming Bones series has been a family affair between bouncing rough drafts off his kids, discussing themes and characters with his wife, and having his own parents read the final books. What Elden loves most is that the exciting adventures he creates are enjoyed not only by Minecraft fans, but all readers who love a rousing story. 

Elden believes a great book is one with plenty of adventure, a dose of humor, and relatable characters. He hopes his young readers come away from his stories feeling as if they were part of an adventure, long after the book is closed, and enjoy some familiar Minecraft tropes along the way. Elden lives in Alabama with his wife, four kids, two cats, and varying numbers of rabbits and chickens. His Wyoming Bones collection currently has four books in the series.