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Mary Elizabeth Anderson

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 of Nebraska.

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.