GRACIE GANNON: Middle School Zero, published by Rayve Productions
of Windsor, California (www.rayvepro.com)
is a novel for middle school readers that concerns the topic of
school bullying. In the book Gracie faces extreme loneliness, a
family crisis, and discovers who she really is in the process. The
book presents some subtle lessons for kids such as: most girls this
age have insecurities, you can't always judge another by their actions
and a solution to losing old friends is to look for someone who
needs a friend.
IT'S ME AGAIN, GOD, a middle grade story devotional book
published by New Canaan Publishing House, New Canaan, Connecticut,
can be ordered by calling toll free 1-877-323-4550, or fax 1-877-323-4551,
price $9.95. This book consists of seventeen stories, each related
to issues of concern for children of ages 9-14. Some topics include:
Friendships, Anger, Divorce, Stealing, Self-esteem, Trust, Loneliness,
Death, Adoption, Death and Drugs.
A former elementary teacher, Mary Elizabeth Anderson is the author
of three other published books for children. Her first book, LINK
ACROSS AMERICA: A Story of the Historic Lincoln Highway was
released in 1997 from Rayve Productions. The Antique Automobile
Club of America presented her with a special Authors Award in recognition
of this book that encourages young people to become interested in
the automobile hobby through printed media.
JayJo Publishing, A Guidance Channel Company of Plainview, New York,
released TAKING CEREBRAL PALSY TO SCHOOL in 2000. Warner
Press of Anderson, Indiana, published EVER WONDER WHAT TO DO?
ALL ABOUT MANNERS in 2001. BOW Publishing will publish WHY
DID THEY BUILD A FENCE?, a multicultural picture book, sometime
during the year 2003.
Her articles and stories for both children and adults have appeared
in over one hundred periodicals such as HIGHLIGHTS
FOR CHILDREN, GUIDEPOSTS FOR KIDS, HUMPTY
DUMPTY, MY FRIEND, WOMEN'S
WORLD, MATURE LIVING, THE
ELKS MAGAZINE and WILD WEST.
Moonshell Arts and Humanities Council of Hall County, Nebraska,
will present her with the Literary Award, awarded to a writer or
promoter of literacy and literature, at a gala dinner April 5, 2003.
The purpose of Moonshell Awards 2003 is to recognize excellence
in and encouragement and support of the arts and humanities in Hall
County. This award is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution
of the arts and the humanities to the quality of life in the heartland
Lakeview Elementary School, of Lincoln, Nebraska, selected her as
their Nebraska Author of the year for the 1997-1998 school year.
Mary Elizabeth Anderson is available to speak to groups on the Lincoln
Highway and on ways to pursue a freelance writing career. She will also speak to elementary school children regarding her journey as a writer, and on the subject of bullying behavior.