Children’s Author Brings homeschooling to a New Level Elysabeth Eldering

August 13, 2009 at 1:55 pm (children, homeschooling) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


 

Elysabeth

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/

 

Special orders (for schools and homeschoolers) should contact either the author or publisher with subject line:  Special orders – JGDS series

Contact the author at eeldering@gmail.com

Contact the publisher at president@4rvpublishingllc.com

 

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(State of Reservations is being edited and will be available hopefully the end of September) –


Elysabeth Eldering
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?  

JGDS State of Wilderness by Elysabeth ElderingSYNOPSIS:  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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Author Marilyn Meredith and her Wonderful Crime Novels

August 11, 2009 at 8:02 pm (Crime Novels, mystery, Suspense Novels) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Bio:marilyn meredith (2)Marilyn Meredith is the author of over twenty-five published novels, including the award winning Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series, the latest Dispel the Mist from Mundania Press. Under the name of F. M. Meredith she writes the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series, No Sanctuary is the newest from Oak Tree Press.

Due out in September, the latest book in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series is  Dispel the Mist.  While investigating a murder, Tempe has an encounter with the Hairy Man, a local Indian legend.DispelTheMistHalfLetter

kindredspirits In Kindred Spirits Tempe travels to Crescent City to learn more about a murder victim whose spirit won’t rest until her murderer is brought to justice.
 
Reviews:
  
Kindred Spirits by Marilyn Meredith is a fast-paced suspense novel that sheds light on the real life plight of the Tolowa Native American tribe. The novel is both exciting and moving, and it just might make you want to take a trip to Crescent City to meet Abby and Justine for yourself.

Gayle Trent, author of Murder Takes the Cake

Meredith gives the reader yet another great Tempe book filled with suspense, a glimpse into the lives of Native Americans, and a heartwarming love story between Tempe and Hutch.

Lorie Ham, author of the gospel music mystery series www.LorieHam.com

 

 
Praise for the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series:

Want to do some fun reading? If so pick up Marilyn Meredith’s Tempe Crabtree series. I have read each novel and enjoyed every one of them. Marilyn has made her characters so different than those we are to reading about. Another great thing is there is no specific order you have to read them in. Each one is a separate story that doesn’t depend on a previous Tempe Crabtree adventure. They are also a fast read. Marilyn’s stories flow and you don’t want to put the book down. I can’t wait for the next one to go on sale.” —

Keith Bettinger, Author of: Fighting Crime With “Some” Day and Lenny, or What Happens When Car 54 Where Are You Meets Dragnet

“I’ve read the series and look forward to the next one. Excellent, well-written, well-plotted.” –Gay Tolti Kinman, Crime Spree Magazine Nov/Dec 2006, Mysterious Women

 “Gripping, suspense-filled, and character driven, Judgment Fire by Marilyn Meredith should be on every mystery reader’s wish list.” —Cheryl Malandrinos The Book Connection

No Sanctuary is the latest in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series, a crime novel about two churches, two ministers, two wives, and one murder.NoSanctuary smal frontl

Reviews:

No Sanctuary is a good mystery with a bit of a surprise ending. Peeks into the lives of some of the other officers in the department make for interesting reading. Stacey leaves the investigation for a brief stint as an undercover officer, which adds another dimension to the story.

REVIEWED BY PATRICIA REID, Best Sellers World

One of the things that Meredith does best with the Rocky Bluff P.D. series is show not only the official side to her characters, but also how working in law enforcement impacts these people’s lives–not just the members of the police force, but also their families. I could easily see these books being turned into a television crime series.

A fast and suspense-filled read for crime lovers. Pick up a copy of No Sanctuary today!–Cheryl Malandrinos, The Book Connection

Apart from the fact that No Sanctuary involves a murder, a suicide and cheating spouses it deserves a PG 13 rating. It’s refreshing to read a book that can illustrate police work without gruesome violence, annoying car chases and snappy, clichéd comments. ” Rebecca Camarena, The Real Hollywood.

“What grabbed me most about this book and makes me want to go back and read the other Rocky Bluff tales is the fabulous cast of characters that Meredith has developed for the reader to get to know. As a writer she has a way of putting the reader in the character’s shoes so that they feel like they are part of the very intriguing storyline that plays out.

I know just when I thought I had figured it out I was surprised to find I was wrong and cheering for the lead character Stacey as she came to the dramatic conclusions.

If you are a mystery buff this is a must read series to look for.” –Review by The Library at the End of the Universe

Before you pick up a book by F.M. Meredith, do yourself a favor—reserve time for an uninterrupted read. Once you start reading, you won’t want to stop. No matter the topic, this author has an undeniable gift for hooking readers from page one and not letting go until its conclusion. No Sanctuary delivers well-developed characters and an intriguing plot with a surprising twist at the end. Congratulations, F.M. Meredith, on another winner. No Sanctuary qualifies as a fast and satisfying read. Loved it!

 Marilyn Meredith

 

 

Karen Kavanagh, former Co-president of Sisters in Crime-CCC.

 

 

 

 

“Mystery and crime lovers will enjoy the thrill ride of Tempe’s latest adventure with murder, mayhem, deceit and intrigue. The surprise ending will take readers aback.” –Porterville Recorder

“FIVE STAR BOOK”– American Authors Association

 

She is a member of EPIC, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She was an instructor for Writer’s Digest School for ten years, served as an instructor at the Maui Writer’s Retreat and many other writer’s conferences. She makes her home in Springville CA, much like Bear Creek where Deputy Tempe Crabtree lives. Visit her at http://fictionforyou.com

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