I have been a teacher, an elementary school and college librarian, and am currently a
full-time writer. I have written more than 160 books for young readers and two books for
adults. Several of my books have been Junior Library Guild choices. The Big, Bold, Adventurous Life of Lavinia Warren was selected as a Best Social Studies Book by the Children’s Book Council. I have written interactive historical novels about American history and world history. My interactive Bible series, Choose Your Journey, introduces readers to life in the first century. New in 2021 were the middle-grade novel Storm Warning, the nonfiction book Constitution Q&A, and Drive-Through Christmas Eve, a collection of stories for the family co-authored with my husband, Richard. I split my time between Greeneville, Tennessee and Fargo, North Dakota. Visit my website at: www.elizabethraumbooks.com to learn
No matter how hard twelve-year-old North Olson tries to do what's right, he can't seem to please his dad. When a major flood threatens to destroy his hometown, North is left in charge of his little sister Rosie. A blizzard blows in and his great-grandmother disappears. Can North find his great-grandmother and keep Rosie safe as the flood waters continue to rise? Will he finally make his dad proud?
This story takes place in Ada, Minnesota, and Fargo, North Dakota, during the devastating flood of 1997. The story is fiction, but it is based on real events that impacted thousands of people in the Red River Valley of the North.