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About Elizabeth

I am a retired middle school English teacher and grand- mother who loves to read and write. I am an avid reader of mysteries and am seldom seen without a mystery book under my arm. I had an easy reader titled, Alexander and the Stallion, published in 2003 and a short piece, "Why me God?' published in Encounters With God. I have also had numerous articles, short stories and poems pu... More
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1. Alexander and the Stallion (Books for Young Learners) (Paperback)
    Author: Elizabeth Westra
    Illustrator: Kenneth Robert Ampel
    Publisher: Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc.
Ages 4-8 10/04/2003
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1. Truth and Salsa (Hardcover)
    Author: Linda Lowery
    Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Young Adults 2/12/2009
Elizabeth said: This sounds like an exciting book filled with action and spirit. Ill have to check our local library for it. Elizabeth
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Profile Comments
Comment by Mackenzie Keller on 5/7/2011 at 1:14 PM:
I forgot my password for this thng a long time ago and just got your advice. Thanks for it and thanks for the welcome. Sorry its such a late reply.
Comment by Dacia Houser on 8/15/2010 at 8:51 PM:
You left me a welcome ages ago, and I'm just getting back on here. Hope all is well with you. :)
Comment by Gerri Lanier on 7/30/2010 at 11:00 PM:
Hi Elizabeth * Thanks for your warm welcome!
Comment by Jessica Bouchard on 7/30/2010 at 7:13 PM:
Thank you for the comment back in 2008!! I havn't been so great at sticking around as I bacame distracted with network marketing other businesses. Anyhow, thank you :)
Comment by Ashley Bushwood on 4/7/2010 at 8:23 AM:
Hello, thanks for the welcome. My series is a fantasy/sci-fi adventure with a love story flair. It is about a prince who is forced into being a guardian for a princess, but not only just a princess, The Weapon. The Weapon is the only thing that is stopping the dark lord, Xeri and his Dark Ones from ... more
Comment by Greg Dorchak on 1/25/2010 at 7:58 AM:
Elizabeth -

Because life happens. You get busy doing what you have to, and then one day you have time. That, and I guess I'm just a slow starter...

Comment by Jim Harris on 1/24/2010 at 11:50 PM:
Hi Elizabeth! It's very nice to meet you! Yes, Marian is my lovely wife. I met her when I was illustrating and she was editing at the same company.
Comment by J.D. (Jan) Holiday on 12/21/2009 at 6:30 AM:
Hi Elizabeth,
Thank you for friending me and the nice words about my book! Alexander and the Stallion looks like a very exciting story!
Comment by Donald Rosenberry on 12/19/2009 at 12:29 PM:
Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for the welcom to JacketFlap and the advice, Ive added the Spectacular Journey Children's fable to my site.
Comment by Raymond van Over on 12/19/2009 at 6:47 AM:
Thanks for the welcome Elizabeth. I will post some of my YA novels but as a freelance writer most of my books are in many genres. Too many to post. Many of them can be found on Google (of course) under my name. Raymond
Comment by Rosalind Adam on 12/19/2009 at 5:28 AM:
Hi Elizabeth. In answer to your question the Leicester Jewish Voices book is not about the holocaust directly but is a collection of memories from Jewish people who arrived in Leicester during and shortly after the 2nd world war. More info on website www.leicesterjewishvoices.co.uk
Comment by Jon Weiman on 12/13/2009 at 8:05 AM:
Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for the greeting. How's the weather in Michigan?
Comment by Janet Riehl on 11/18/2009 at 5:37 PM:
You are very active! My poetry book "Sightlines: A Poet's Diary" is composed of 90 story poems. A friend says it's a down home family love story. We now have an audio book. Tell me about your poetry.
Comment by Michelle Sussman on 11/4/2009 at 1:11 PM:
Hi Elizabeth, thanks for the welcome.

I write YA fantasy in addition to my career as a freelance parenting journalist.
Comment by Alice Rene on 11/3/2009 at 9:33 PM:
Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for welcoming me to jacketflap. I am still in the process of setting up my profile but tonight I did get a picture of the front cover of Becoming Aalice onto the site. Now I have to figure out how to do my author photo. More bio later.

Becoming Al... more
Comment by Michele Vincent on 11/3/2009 at 6:07 PM:
Thank you for welcoming me, and thanks for the encouragement, I'll work at it. ~ Michele Vincent
Comment by Corinne Humphrey on 10/14/2009 at 5:21 PM:
Hi Elizabeth,
I am the self-published author/illustrator of The Tao of Rudy series of children's books. It all started when I adopted a down and out shelter mutt from the local Friends of Animals adoption center. He has brought so much magic into my life and is the inspiration for the boo... more
Comment by Corinne Humphrey on 10/13/2009 at 12:34 PM:
Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for the welcome to Jacketflap! I look forward to joining a community of publishing professionals!
Comment by Michelle Zimmerman on 10/13/2009 at 7:16 AM:
Thank you for the warm welcome Elizabeth. I love writing spiritual material as well! It's always great to meet a fellow teacher!
Comment by Gladys Swedak on 9/27/2009 at 7:57 PM:
Thank you for welcoming me to Jacketflap.
I see you are interested in horse stories, me too. I will have to find that Alexander and the stallion to see how he tamed his horse.
I have an over 22,750 word manuscript on how 6 young wild horses are tamed without being aware of being tamed... more
Comment by Allyson . on 9/27/2009 at 12:52 PM:
Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for your welcome to JacketFlap. For the last few years I've worked as a middle school counselor ... love working with the middle school age kids. My next book is about the adventures of a little boy in Europe.
Comment by Helene Montalvo on 9/27/2009 at 12:34 PM:
Thank you so much for your warm welcome! I created my book covers with Microsoft Publisher using clip art and free online photos. I'm glad you like them! It's good to meet another middle school teacher. It must be nice to be retired...wish I could retire and spend my waking hours reading and wri... more
Comment by Melissa Uribe on 9/22/2009 at 10:09 AM:
Hello. Thanks for the welcome! My kids love books, and I love reading YA books. I don't write, though. I don't know where I'd ever find the time!
Comment by Heather Rancourt on 9/22/2009 at 7:35 AM:
Hi Elizabeth...Thanks for the welcoming! It's an honor you commented on my stuff, stay in touch:)
Comment by Hank LeGrand lll on 9/18/2009 at 7:08 PM:
Don't know if I sent my Paddle Tail's children's book info. to you or not...but you can see more info. on my website www.authorsden.com/hanklegrandlll Anyway, Paddle Tail's stories are about the adorable little beaver born without a tail, but he learns and so will all children that it's okay to be ... more
Comment by Kara Uhl on 8/24/2009 at 12:32 PM:
Hello, Elizabeth, and thanks for the welcome. I currently write nonfiction articles for local and national magazines, and do a fair amount of freelance editing. But my passion is picture books. I've written three and I've been busy pitching them to agents and publishers.
Comment by Diana Hilton on 8/24/2009 at 5:42 AM:
Hi Elizabeth,
I'm wondering if when you are first publishing, if it is better to self-publish or try to submit to publishing companies. Would love your opinion.
Comment by Janet Squires on 8/21/2009 at 12:25 AM:
Hi Elizabeth,
I appreciate the welcome. I began my career writing for national periodicals so I've written various topics both fiction and non-fiction. Sometimes it is a story I want to tell. Other times the topic is something I'm curious about and want to research. I've written about the W... more
Comment by Nancy Hatcher on 8/20/2009 at 12:50 PM:
Hi Elizabeth....thanks for the encouragement....I'm checking out the publishers. Do you think it is a good idea to send out to multiple publishers at the same time? love nanc
Comment by Kathleen Anne Barrett on 8/20/2009 at 10:18 AM:
Hi Betty Lu,
Thanks for making me feel welcome! I don't know how I happened to be put on this site, actually. Someone thought I wrote children's books, but they may have confused the three I wrote for adults with limited reading skills, which are at the 4th, 6th, and 8th grade levels.
Mayb... more
Comment by Brittany Henderson on 7/11/2009 at 1:02 PM:
Hi Elizabeth, thanks for the welcome! My book is a picture book with some great ecological themes and dialogues, with a family of garbage trucks. I think it falls in the 4-8 category, but also, probably 4-9... I'm not sure how that works. I imagined it about at second grade reading level and sta... more
Comment by Brittany Henderson on 7/6/2009 at 11:43 AM:
Hi Elizabeth - thanks for finding me in this new community. I'm working on a children's picture book about a family of garbage trucks on environmental themes. Trying to find a publisher that would like something new and hip but also with characters that are more real...
Comment by Marcella Camara-Macauley on 7/6/2009 at 9:30 AM:
Hi Elizabeth,
Thank you for the helpful information.
Comment by Renee Heiss on 7/6/2009 at 5:54 AM:
Hi, Betty Lu ... since you asked, I just updated my profile information so you (and everyone else) can find out about me there. :-)
Comment by Karen Casselberry on 7/4/2009 at 2:30 PM:
Dear Elizabeth,
Hello. Until The Sun Comes Up is fiction. It is my first book. It is a fantasy adventure written for pre-teen through young adult. Until The Sun Comes Up is the first book in a series and was released on June 12, 2009, published through PublishAmerica. Thank you for your interse... more
Comment by Mary Thomson on 7/4/2009 at 6:51 AM:
Thanks so much for the welcome, Betty Lu. My second book has been completed but is not yet published. It is a romance/mystery set in Berlin in 1940 & involves a bookseller with a deaf daughter, a German/English spy (female) and a low level Gestapo Agent. It's titled "Berlin Summer". Would you co... more
Comment by Belinda Lau on 7/4/2009 at 3:26 AM:
Hi Betty,
I'm working on picture books and early chapter books. Do you enjoy riding horses since you wrote a book about a boy and his horse?
Comment by Ani Ward on 7/4/2009 at 2:21 AM:
HI Elizabeth - I am interested in writing picture books for the 4-8 year old age range right now. I would eventually like to dabble in wiritng a middle grade age book drawing from my childhood experiences. I just took up writing this year, and it has been lots of fun letting the juices flow. Are ... more
Comment by Tisha Jackson on 7/4/2009 at 1:26 AM:
Hi Elizabeth,
Thank you for sending me your comment. I really am just focusing on completing my Autobiography right now, it's my first book. I have garnered alot of publishing interest in it but I have to procure those letters from the wives, that's one of the most intriguing aspects of the b... more
Comment by Tina Jackson on 6/28/2009 at 3:36 PM:
Hi Elizabeth.
Yes, that would be Greenville Michigan.
I have been told on ChristianWriters.com that my series would do well from 7-9 years.
I read you are a published writer. That is great! I've written mostly poetry. My favorite author of late is Ted DekKer.
Thank you for the we... more
Comment by Sara Rollins on 5/27/2009 at 8:36 PM:
Hi! Yes, my book is a fiction for young adults. Right now I'm in the process of finding an editor. Andy good suggestions?
Comment by Carole Mackin on 5/27/2009 at 7:05 PM:
I'm supposed to be editing and revising book 2. Why does it have to be so hard? I have been sneaking into book 3. Couple of chapters are in the computer.
Then I had a short story demand attention. If you are interested it's War of the Whirls at
http://www.tofreeforall.info/swirl... more
Comment by Carol Newman on 5/20/2009 at 2:59 PM:
Hi and thanks for the encouragement. This past weekend I went to the SCBWI conference in the Seattle area. It was a really great motivator. Congratulations on your published book and I hope one day I will join your ranks.
Comment by Frances Branch on 5/19/2009 at 7:05 AM:
Hi Elizabeth,
I want to write for all ages, but right now I am focused on ages 7-10 and 8-12. I am excited that I found this site. I have one that I am presently submitting, I've entered a short version of one in a contest, and I am multitasking with others.
thanks for welcoming me Frances
Comment by Carl Pearce on 5/19/2009 at 3:38 AM:
Hi Elizabeth.
Thanks for the welcome. The books I work on are just pick of the draw, really. I'm a freelance Illustrator so just take whatever comes my way and I treat one subject just like any other.
The larger majority of my work isn't even on here though. I do a lot of work... more
Comment by Jinny Toucan on 5/4/2009 at 7:37 AM:
Hi Elizabeth,
I just published my first book and its for ages 11 to adult. My book should be finished at the printer by the end of this month. Its called "The Tale of the Scorpion and the Caterpillar". Saw your books and would love to read them.
Comment by Timothy Schenk on 4/28/2009 at 9:47 AM:
Hi Elizabeth, Do you have two profiles. I think I may have stumbled on another Elizabeth Westra.
Comment by stephanie duckworth-elliott on 4/16/2009 at 8:40 PM:
Sorry I did not get back to you, I have been so busy with the publishing process, by book is finally coming together: Poneasequa Goddess of the Waters. It is about a contemporary Native American girl who goes on a journey to find her place of peace. She takes this journey with h... more
Comment by Hope Marston on 4/12/2009 at 3:00 PM:
Hi Betty Lu,
Now that I have a new password, I will do a better job in keeping in touch. Next I need to figure out how to upload my photo and info about my books.
I hope you've had a happy Easter. It was cold at sunrise services along the Black River, but oh so inspiring.
... more
Comment by Tinna Croy on 3/21/2009 at 4:23 PM:
Elizabeth~ Thank you for the welcome. I am excited to chat with other writers. Sounds like you have had a lot of experience with kids and now with the grandchildren. I have a slew of ideas in my journals. How do you suggest I get started? Short stories for magazines? Picture books? Or tie in ... more

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