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© 2020 by Elizabeth Rusch

I am an award-winning book author, magazine writer, editor, writing teacher and speaker.  My wide-ranging passions include astronomy, volcanology, art, music, history, nature, waves, jokes, crayons, and mud — anything that catches my fancy.  I am 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, I hope my work opens doors, opens minds, opens possibilities.


Elizabeth Rusch loves sharing her enthusiasm for research and writing with preK-12 students across the country. She offers engaging auditorium presentations and writing workshops and can help your school reinforce other curriculum areas through hands-on science workshops, art projects, community service discussions and more. Please click to learn more about Liz’s school visits.


Liz has also led workshops and given lectures and presentations at colleges such as Portland State University, Duke University, and University of California at Berkeley;  literary festivals such as Wordstock and the Tucson Festival of Books; and conferences hosted by  the Willamette Writers, Chalk It Up for Literacy, SCBWI in Portland, Seattle and Denver, the Rotary Club, the Rose City Astronomers, National Science Teachers Association, National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Youth Leadership Council, among many others. Click to find out more about the wide variety of talks and workshops Liz offers.

Please feel free to explore more about my booksmy articles, my editing, and my school visits and writing workshops. I also offer reading and activity guides for many of my books. Enjoy!