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Elizabeth Rusch is an award-winning magazine writer and children's book author. She writes both fiction and nonfiction for children and adults in the areas of science, art, humor, child development, health, the environment, sports, outdoors, travel, and social issues -- anything that catches her fancy.
Elizabeth Rusch's first children' book, Generation Fix, was a Smithsonian magazine Notable Children's Book and a finalist for the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award and the Oregon Book Award. Will It Blow?: Become a Volcano Detective at Mount St. Helens was named a Natural History magazine best book for young readers, a Washington Reads pick, and a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. The Planet Hunter: The story behind what happened to Pluto was also finalist for the Oregon Book Award and her book A Day with No Crayons won the OBA's Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award in Children's Literature.
As an award-winning freelance writer and former managing editor of Teacher magazine, editor-in-chief of PointsBeyond.com, and contributing editor to Child and Fit Pregnancy, Rusch has published more than 100 articles in numerous national magazines for children and adults. Her publishing credits include Muse, Read, American Girl, Harper's, Mother Jones, Smithsonian, Parenting, Smithsonian, Backpacker, and Portland Monthly, among many others.
Her literary awards include the Kay Snow Literary Award, a Maggie Award, and an Oregon Literary Fellowship, among others.
She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two children.