Mitchell Biesemeyer


1. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am a 26 year-old graduate of the University of Oklahoma with my bachelor's degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Business Management. I also received my master's in adult education from the University of Oklahoma.

2. Describe your book Aristoddlers Presents: The Greedy King, A Tale of Ancient Greece in 30 words or less. 
The Greedy King is based on a true story from Ancient Greece in which the King is taught a lesson about greediness from the results of his actions after the warning from a wise man.

3. What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The hardest part was turning a very complex story from Herodotus into a format that children of today could engage with and learn from.

4. What books have had the greatest influence on you?
Some of my favorite books are How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie and  A Brief History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.

5. Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?
I have sold the book through wholesale and consignment in multiple local shops here in Norman, Oklahoma.

6. How do you spend your time when you are not writing?
I spend a lot of time working in sports, graphic design, video production, and reading about Ancient Greece and Rome.

7. What are you working on next?
There are a few other stories already written to be published and I am working on plans for an after school academy for students to learn from some lessons of Ancient Greece and Rome.

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