Elizabeth Rusch is an award-winning children’s book author, magazine writer, writing teacher, and speaker. Her wide-ranging passions include astronomy, volcanology, art, music, history, nature, waves, jokes, crayons, and mud — anything that catches her fancy. Elizabeth Rusch believes in the power of discovery, untold stories, and persistent questions. Whether writing fiction or nonfiction for children or adults or teaching workshops, she hopes her work opens doors, opens minds, and opens possibilities.
Three Things You Didn’t Know About Me
1. Liz wrote plays and composed with her childhood best friend, Karin Anderson.
2. She now plays electric guitar, mostly alt rock.
3. Liz never has to set an alarm or wear a watch because her dog Reba (an Australian Shepherd/Brittney Spaniel mix) wakes her up in the morning (by staring at her), paces around her office when it’s time to pick up the kids from school, and lets the family know by sighing and leaving the room that it’s time for the kids to go to bed.