Elvgren, Jennifer Riesmeyer

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Elvgren, Jennifer Riesmeyer

PERSONAL:

Married; husband's name Erik; children: William, Elizabeth, Sophia. Hobbies and other interests: Antiquing, horseback riding, playing the flute, playing with her children.

ADDRESSES:

Home and office—Barboursville, VA. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Author. Freelance feature writer for newspapers and magazines.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Bank Street College Best Books selection, and Americas Award for Children's and Young-Adult Literature, both 2007, both for Josias, Hold the Book.

WRITINGS:

If Nothing Happens …: The Courtship Letters of Norman Wilson Ingerson and Stella May Murdock, 1982-1896, Chautauqua Region Press (Jamestown, NY), 2001.

Josias, Hold the Book, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2006.

Contributor to numerous periodicals, including Victoria, Historic Traveler, Country Living, Highlights for Children, Spider, Ladybug, and Southern Living.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, February 15, 2006, Ilene Cooper, review of Josias, Hold the Book, p. 101.

Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2006, review of Josias, Hold the Book, p. 229.

Library Media Connection, November-December, 2006, Karen Sebesta, review of Josias, Hold the Book, p. 67.

School Library Journal, March, 2006, Catherine Callegari, review of Josias, Hold the Book, p. 187.

ONLINE

Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren Home Page,http://www.jenniferelvgren.com (May 16, 2007).