About the Author
Elizabeth Egerton Wilder’s debut
novel, The Spruce Gum Box, began with her fascination in
Maine’s Aroostook River and it’s early pioneers, and evolved
over several years through research and daydreaming. While
she mused, characters and story lines began to flourish and
take on lives of their own. As she puts it, “I knew how the
story would start and how it would end, but had no idea what
would happen in between.”
Throughout the process, the author drew upon stories and people from her childhood along with her varied background in a number of artistic endeavors. She has a BA in Art and Education and has worked as a teacher, needle art designer, colorist, office manager, small business owner, photographer and watercolor artist. She is also a published poet and believes that bits and pieces of it all, combined with raising her family and her innate appreciation of nature, were all the ingredients needed to fulfill her lifelong goal of writing a book. At seventy-two years young, she achieved her goal.
Native of New England, Elizabeth (Betty) now lives in Eastern PA with Cal, her husband of over 50 years, and her cat Smokey.
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