Elizabeth Rusch

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ELIZABETH RUSCH is an award-winning book author, magazine writer, editor, writing teacher and speaker. Her wide-ranging passions include astronomy, volcanology, art, music, history, nature, waves, jokes, crayons, and mud — anything that catches her fancy. She is inspired by stories of exploration and discovery, stories that have been overlooked by history, and stories that grapple with persistent questions. Whether writing fiction or nonfiction for children or adults or teaching workshops, she hopes her work opens doors, opens minds, opens possibilities.

Scriva Scribblings: A Book in the Works and The Blog on Hiatus

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As 2016 begins, the Scrivas always take time to reflect upon the past year and set writing goals for the new one.


We have a retreat in a few weeks during which we’ll talk about what’s working and what’s not in our writing lives. We’ll think on the strengths we have as a group and as individuals, and of course, we’ll eat chocolate and stare at the mountains and even do some writing.


In the last year,

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Published on January 07, 2016 21:44
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Elizabeth Rusch is now friends with Susan Healey
Mario and the Hole in the Sky by Elizabeth Rusch
"Wow! This is a great book that explains the hole in the ozone. It asks the people of the world to learn more about Earth's problems and how we can help the Earth together. "
Mario and the Hole in the Sky by Elizabeth Rusch
"Fantastic narrative on Mario and his life-changing impact on society and science."
Mario and the Hole in the Sky by Elizabeth Rusch
"Another fabulous picture book biography - this one about Mario Molina who discovered and then worked tirelessly to end the production of cfc's which were destroying the ozone. Fun illustrations."
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“Dedicating a writing session to someone is like sending a prayer for them out into the world. I will never know if my writing, my dedication to them, my prayer for them made any difference in their lives. But I know it makes a difference in mine.”
Elizabeth Rusch
More of Elizabeth's books…
“You never know what will spark a student's interest and feed the flame of learning. For me, all subjects are connected: writing, reading, science, art, music, math, social studies. By presenting myself as a writer with wide ranging passions - for astronomy, volcanology, art, music, history, and community service - I hope to inspire not only budding writers but also budding scientists, artists, activists...”
Elizabeth Rusch

“Dedicating a writing session to someone is like sending a prayer for them out into the world. I will never know if my writing, my dedication to them, my prayer for them made any difference in their lives. But I know it makes a difference in mine.”
Elizabeth Rusch

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“You never know what will spark a student's interest and feed the flame of learning. For me, all subjects are connected: writing, reading, science, art, music, math, social studies. By presenting myself as a writer with wide ranging passions - for astronomy, volcanology, art, music, history, and community service - I hope to inspire not only budding writers but also budding scientists, artists, activists...”
Elizabeth Rusch

“Dedicating a writing session to someone is like sending a prayer for them out into the world. I will never know if my writing, my dedication to them, my prayer for them made any difference in their lives. But I know it makes a difference in mine.”
Elizabeth Rusch




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