Elaine Russell started writing children's fiction and adult within twenty years ago, discovering her true vocation. She loves traveling and almost all of her novels have been based on areas she has seen in part. She loves weaving history and the culture of other nations and people . Her novels have won numerous awards.
Her latest work is a picture book (ages 8 - 12 years), All About Thailand (coming November 8, 2016 with Tuttle Publishing).
The inspiration for her adult book, Across the Mekong River, came from her participation with the Hmong and Lao immigrant neighborhood. She visited occasions to Laos to investigate her book and as a member of the organization Legacies of War. She has written and lectured widely about the history of the war in Laos, which caused the exodus of both Hmong and other Laotian refugees, lots of whom immigrated into the United States. In 2013 River won four publishing awards across the Mekong.
Elaine is also the author of the middle grade mystery/adventure series with its own skateboarding heroes Martin and Isabel: Martin McMillan and The Lost Inca City, Martin McMillan and The Secret of the Ruby Elephant, and Martin McMillan and The Holy Stones released in January 2016. The publications are intended as entertaining therefore are acceptable for readers, and reads attractive to both girls and boys.
Her young adult book, Montana in A Minor, stems from a love of music, interest in the intricacies of modern family life, and her perception that everybody enjoys a fantastic romance!
For more information on Elaine Russell, see http://www.elainerussell.info/
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