To read an extensive book review about 

Secret Agent 44 - Who Stole Air Force One? 

by student Robert Mack

Mr. Kump visited Colleen Bevis Elementary in May 2014. Students and teachers were very impressed with his program.  He talked about his books and the writing process. He taught the students how to build a story and become star writers.  Mr. Kump's books are popular and most importantly reach some of our most reluctant readers. His books are packed with adventure! He is  a fabulous writer and speaker!  I encourage you to have him for an author visit.

Michele Wolfe, Media Specialist

Colleen Bevis Elementary

Lithia, Florida

A special thanks goes out to Constitution Elementary School in Glendale, Arizona.  This school bought 324 books of

Secret Agent 44--Who Stole Air Force One?  for all 3rd & 4th grade students. Thank you Principal, Ms. Amy Strefling and

Library Clerk, Ms. Nancy Riley!

Thank you for visiting my web site!  As an author I go to many schools to present my reading and writing program.

In my presentation I share my children's novels-- Secret Agent 44--Who Stole Air Force One? and PROJECT-00. I also discuss the writing process, and teach youth how to become a star writer.

The illustrations and photos shown in the slideshow to the right are used in my power point presentation for students.  The artwork really captures the students attention as I use them to tell stories from my books. 

I have been a published author since 2003 and have been to over 1,500 schools in the United States doing author visits.  I have experience with speaking to all types of groups and class sizes.

​Reflecting upon my journey of creative writing, I have learned it is not easy work.  Once you know the basic principles of how to build and structure a story, the writing process becomes easier, and you use your imagination to create a fun-filled story.   

One of my favorite quotes is from children's author Dr. Seuss --

You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

Thank you for visiting my web site.  Come back soon for news about future books. 

Dow Kump 

children's author


In October 2014, Mr. Kump visited all thirteen schools in the Oceanside School District in California and each school was wonderful to present at.

PROJECT-00 is exciting and solid.  Well done. . . suspenseful and adventurous. . . you never want to put it down! -- Writer's Digest

PROJECT-00 is an engaging novel.  An exciting tale of building character and adapting to unusual situations. -- Midwest Review

​Secret Agent 44--Who Stole Air Force One? This book is a fun-filled mystery for young readers that is entertaining and well written. The story is extremely imaginative from the opening to the closing.  Outstanding work!  -- Writer's Digest    


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  • Secret Agent 44 - Who Stole Air Force One? - novel 
  • Secret Agent 44 - The Man With The Football - novel - coming Spring 2018
  • PROJECT-00 - novel - AR test available
  • Scooter's Sparkling Stone - picture book
  • The Cloud Reader - novel - coming Fall 2020
  • The Minis - picture book - coming Fall 2020
  • The Hero vs The Legend - graphic novel - coming Spring 2020

"Dow Kump was entertaining both for students and staff while his interactive presentation kept students engaged and laughing.  We all look forward to his next book and his next visit!” 
​Brenda Dobbins – Librarian, Del Rio Elementary