Eloise Barton's first book, a 125,000 word novel based on the blending of her four and her husband's five children into one big happy-well, interesting-family, is not publishable, but it was the source of many of her over one hundred published articles and stories. Her first published book, Finding Mariah, a YA Suspense released by Hard Shell Word Factory, was a 2001 EPPIE Finalist.
During her motherhood years, Eloise volunteered as a Bluebird and Campfire Girls Leader, Girl Scout Leader and Cub Scout Den Mother, Sunday School teacher and Youth Group Leader. As a writer, she joined a half dozen writer's organizations and held office in all of them-most recently, Treasurer for two years for EPIC (Electronically Published Internet Connection.) After her husband's death, she worked for the California State Fair and was a busy "Grama Boo" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (Thirty-one at last count.)
Eloise has now retired and moved to the mountains of Northern California with her new husband, his big black Lab, Scooter (a retired service dog) and their three fat cats. She has declared a moratorium on volunteering and holding office so she can be what she started out to be: be a full-time writer. In their spare time, she and her husband go square dancing and motorcycle riding.
Eloise can be reached through her website, www.eloisebarton.com
Other books by Eloise Barton
- Finding Mariah
Eloise BartonMariah Mccoy's family is moving. Again. A new military base to get used to; a new high school for her senior year.... More