Alphin, Elaine Marie

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ALPHIN, Elaine Marie

ALPHIN, Elaine Marie. American, b. 1955. Genres: Children's fiction, Children's non-fiction. Career: Rice Thresher, Houston, TX, writer and department editor, 1974-76; Houston (magazine), Houston, TX, feature editor and writer, 1978-79; freelance writer, 1978-; A-Square Company, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, Madison, IN, and Bedford, KY, advertising manager and technical service, 1982-93; Hieroglyphics Unlimited, Madison, IN, and Bedford, KY, owner and cross-stitch designer, 1986-; Institute of Children's Literature, West Redding, CT, instructor, 1992-. Speaker at conferences, workshop, and schools. Publications: The Ghost Cadet, 1991; The Proving Ground, 1992; 101 Bible Puzzles, 1993; Tournament of Time, 1994; Rainy Day/Sunny Day/Any Day Activities, 1994; A Bear for Miguel, 1996; Counterfeit Son, 2000; Creating Characters Kids Will Love, 2000; Ghost Soldier, 2001; Around the World in 1500, 2001; Simon Says, 2002; Germ Hunter: A Story about Louis Pasteur, 2003; Davy Crockett, 2003. HOUSEHOLD HISTORY SERIES: Vacuum Cleaners, 1997; Irons, 1998; Toasters, 1998; Telephones, 2000. Contributor of stories and articles to anthologies; contributor of stories and articles to periodicals. Address: 700 North Hereford Lane, Madison, IN 47250, U.S.A.