I have two bios - a longer one that I submit to those places asking for one and a shorter one that was requested for an acceptance of a story I just had - the bio had to be under 100 words - so let me know what you think - E
Elysabeth Eldering is 45 years old and lives in a small town in upper South Carolina. She enjoys reading, cross stitch, crochet and writing. Her first story was written on a dare from a friend, but she found that she really enjoyed the creative outlet.
Her writing credits include "Train of Clues" (a shared second place winner on Armchair Interviews), "The Proposal" (an April Fool's Day contest shared second place winner on Armchair Interviews), and "The Tulip Kiss" (fast and frigid contest winner on Echelon Press) and "Butterfly Halves", a young adult fantasy, (the latter two were published by Echelon Press but are no longer available). She has an article on editing and self publishing to her credit, also published on Armchair Interviews.
Elysabeth also does book reviews for Armchair Interviews, Curled Up With a Good Book, and New Mystery Readers ezine. She has been reading and reviewing mysteries and young adult novels for about two years now.
She is also the editor of the paranormal mystery storyline for the Magazine of Unbelievable Stories published by Quill-Pen Press. To her credit, she has also been asked to edit novels for the same publisher in the upcoming year. She has edited four novels and is in the process of starting her own editing service.
In 2007, Elysabeth volunteered to judge mid length stories submitted for the Derringers Awards.
Mother of 3 children, she spends many weekends at marching band competitions. When she has free time from work, family and writing, she participates in several writing groups including Sisters in Crime and the South Carolina Writers Workshop, both in Greenville, SC.
Elysabeth Eldering, a 45-year-old mother of three, lives in a small town near Greenville, South Carolina, where she is an active member of Sisters in Crime and the South Carolina Writer’s Workshop.
After writing her first story on a dare, Elysabeth hasn’t stopped since, with writing credits that include short stories "Train of Clues," "The Proposal," "The Tulip Kiss," and "Butterfly Halves," as well as articles on editing and self publishing.
Elysabeth also reviews books, edits a paranormal mystery storyline, and participates as a judge for the Derringers Awards. Recently, she opened an independent editing service.
It is fun reading the bios of other authors because you do feel like you are getting to know them more on a personal level. And when we read the books as they are published, we can all say we knew her or him from here - E