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. 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 Quarries 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 three 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 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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OUTLINE FOR PRESENTATION OF VIRTUAL BOOK TOURS:
Title: Hosting Authors on Virtual Book Tours:
- Embarking on your Virtual Book Tour - how to find hosts and who makes the best hosts
- What is required from touring author
(the guest blogger has the hardest job but can make virtual book tours a success if they prepare in advance)
- What is expected from host
(hosts have it easy but also need to be active participants in promoting the guest blogger)
- How to ensure a successful blog tour
(hosts and guests working together can make sure that the whole networking idea comes together)
- Wrapping up
(keeping everyone informed of the whole tour and enticing readers to follow you on future tours)
This workshop will take place at 19:00 CET