BIOGRAPHY FOR ELYSABETH ELDERING:
With a childhood spent traveling the globe, it’s no wonder that writer Elysabeth Eldering has a passion for geography! Growing up in a military family, Elysabeth lived in Japan, Germany, New York, Kentucky, and Texas before her family finally settled in a small town in South Carolina. Elysabeth, who lives in Honea Path, SC, has put her globetrotting skills to work in the Junior Geography Detective Squad’s 50-state, mystery, trivia series.
Published by 4RV Publishing, the series made its debut in summer 2008 with State of Wilderness. State of Quarries made it’s way into the hands of followers of the series next. The Junior Geography Detective Squad will continue to put their mystery-solving talents to work in each state to challenge young readers on their knowledge of the nation’s geography and interesting facts. State of Reservations is next in the line-up.
The mother of three – an adult son and a teen-aged son and daughter – juggles a schedule that includes volunteering with her children’s school activities, including the marching band and band competitions. An avid pet lover, Elysabeth is caretaker for the family’s two dogs. She’s active in the Greenville chapters of Sisters in Crime and the SC Writers Workshop and has judged entries for the Derringers Awards competition.
Elysabeth entered her first writing contest on a dare from a friend. Since then, the prize-winning writer has received awards from Armchair Interviews and Echelon Press. Her most recent story, “Bride and Seek,” was published in the SC Writers Workshop anthology The Petigru Review and is available on http://www.amazon.com. She has an article on editing and self publishing, also with Armchair Interviews.
To learn more about the Junior Geography Detective Squad, visit http://jgdsseries.blogspot.com and http://junior-geography-detective-squad.weebly.com/
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Author of the Junior Geography Detective Squad (JGDS), 50-state, mystery, trivia series
STATE OF WILDERNESS, Book 1 of 50 now available.
STATE OF QUARRIES, book 2 of 50 now available
STATE OF RESERVATIONS, book 3 of 50 coming 2009
WHERE WILL THE ADVENTURE TAKE YOU NEXT?
SYNOPSIS: If you like Jeopardy and trying to guess the answers with the contestants, you will enjoy the JGDS, 50-state, mystery, trivia series where the reader is encouraged to guess the state described by the handheld game’s clues.
Can you guess the state before the characters do?
Each state is a new adventure, so pick up a copy of the books today and find out where the adventure takes you next.
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member South Carolina Writer’s Workshop, Greenville Chapter