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I'd like to thank the following people who have helped with the handouts and ideas contained in this site.
Anne Duguid is a writer and lecturer in the UK. An honours graduate in English Language and Literature, she was a national newspaper reporter and features writer for many years before turning to teaching to have the perfect excuse to read children's books all over again.

She has taught all age groups in schools and colleges and now combines both careers thanks to participation in the Muse Online Conference 2006.

She lectures in literacy and numeracy for Family Learning, enabling
parents to practise new learning methods for teaching reading, writing  and ` 'rithmetic.'

Publications this year include a travel guide to the Isle of Wight
(http://www.fisherst ravelsos. com), articles on family friendly travel
at http://www.gardenan travel-europe. htm , newspaper feature articles and short stories. Two non-fiction books are due out in the autumn and a romantic suspense and YA novel in 2008. Visit her website at http://www.personal features. .
Elysabeth Eldering is 45 years old and lives in a small town in upper South Carolina. She enjoys reading, cross stitch, crochet and writing. Her first story was written on a dare from a friend, but she found that she really enjoyed the creative outlet. 


Her writing credits include "Train of Clues" (a shared second place winner on Armchair Interviews), "The Proposal" (an April Fool's Day contest shared second place winner on Armchair Interviews), and "The Tulip Kiss" (fast and frigid contest winner on Echelon Press) and "Butterfly Halves", a young adult fantasy, (the latter two were published by Echelon Press but are no longer available).  She has an article on editing and self publishing to her credit, also published on Armchair Interviews. 


Elysabeth also does book reviews for Armchair Interviews, Curled Up With a Good Book, and New Mystery Readers ezine.  She has been reading and reviewing mysteries and young adult novels for about two years now. 


She is also the editor of the paranormal mystery storyline for the Magazine of Unbelievable Stories published by Quill-Pen Press.  To her credit, she has also been asked to edit novels for the same publisher in the upcoming year.  She has edited four novels and is in the process of starting her own editing service.


In 2007, Elysabeth volunteered to judge mid length stories submitted for the Derringers Awards. 


Mother of 3 children, she spends many weekends at marching band competitions. When she has free time from work, family and writing, she participates in several writing groups including Sisters in Crime and the South Carolina Writers Workshop, both in Greenville, SC.

Heather Grant lives on a small farm in the Midwest with her husband and three boys. She loves to spend time with her family and is found outdoors most of the time tending to a 1/2 acre garden, chickens, and her children. When not outside she can be found snuggled up somewhere with her nose in a book or sharing ideas with her oldest son on what to write about next. She is an active environmentalist and passionately advocates children's reading and writing activities.
Joyce A. Anthony is a writer and photographer who has published one novel, Storm, several short stories and numerous articles. She has a Psychology background and holds the title of bipolar expert on

Joyce shares her western Pennsylvania home with her teenaged son, whom she homeschools, and a mini-zoo of furred and feathered kids. Always having been a reader, she instilled the love of reading in her son at an early age and would love to see more readers
among our young people.

You can find out more about Joyce by visiting
http://joyceanthony or by stopping by her blog at
http://joyceanthony blog, which she has devoted to a
mixture of author interviews, book excerpts and book reviews.
Lea Schizas is a mother of five but cheated by having twins. She's been a children's stylist for the last twenty years and the tales she's heard from her little children has inspired many of her stories.
She is an award-winning author/editor and a gal who is determined to get writers across the world to participate in this project.
Lisa J. Jackson fell in love with writing as a young girl when she received her first diary. Creating stories and friendships on the page has kept her entertained for many years.

A couple of years ago, she made the decision to pursue her passion for writing and walked away from the corporate world. It has been bliss for her ever since. She has various writing interests that range from children to adult, fiction to personal essay. Her published works include flash fiction, NH nature stories, and community journalism, as well as book reviews and author interviews.

She writes fiction under "Lisa Haselton" and links to published works can be found on her website: http://lisahaselton

Lisa looks forward to sharing her passion of reading and writing with
today's youth. Creativity, in any form, goes a long way to personal
development and self-confidence.
Nancy Famolari is retired, living with her husband, seven horses, three dogs and numerous white cats on a farm in the Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. Being retired, gives her the opportunity to pursue the writing projects that have been on her agenda for about sixty years!!

Education: Bachelors Degree if from St. John's College in Annapolis, Md. The non-elective curriculum focuses on the Great Books. It's a great way to read them all, but now I see what the professors were lamenting. Undergrads really don't understand the nuances. Masters and Doctorate from the University of Maryland in Human Development/ Measurement and Statistics. Along the way I also picked up a credential in Elementary Education from San Diego State.

Teaching Experience: Starting at the low end, she taught kindergarten and first and second grade. This experience was followed a stint teaching high school math. While getting her doctorate, she taught undergraduate communication skills and advanced research methods to doctoral students. It was varied, but interesting.

Work: Her actual work experience was primarily in engineering
management. It's not that much of a stretch for a statistician. Human
Development skills were put to use raising four boys and breeding and training Standardbred Race Horses.

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