Elizabeth Raum

When Elizabeth Raum was in 3rd grade, her teacher predicted that she would become a writer. It seemed impossible. Now, 150 books later, Elizabeth admits that Mrs. Brown could see into the future. Of course, it didn't happen right away. Elizabeth became a teacher and then a librarian before turning to writing fulltime. She's written biographies, nonfiction books, picture books, and several middle-grade historical novels. Colonial and Revolutionary American history are her favorite topics.

She loves visiting with students and sharing her passion for reading, writing, and history. Her most recent middle-grade historical novel, A Kidnapping in Kentucky, 1776, is based on a true event: the kidnapping of Daniel Boone's 13-year-old daughter, Jemima. Another recent novel, Storm Warning, is set during the 1997 Red River Valley flood along the North Dakota/Minnesota border. Nonfiction books like The Dreadful, Smelly Colonies: The Disgusting Details About Life in Colonial America give students a glimpse into early American life. Readers may also be familiar with Elizabeth's You Choose Interactive History Adventures (Capstone Press). Many take place during the American Revolution. Learning about the past is fun and educational.

Elizabeth has lived in seven different states. She is currently based in Greeneville, Tennessee. Wherever she has lived, she had made wonderful friends and discovered exciting adventures. She'd love to visit with your students. Her school programs are designed to meet your curriculum needs from grades K-8. To learn more about Elizabeth's books and school visits, visit her website at: www.elizabethraumbooks.com