writer, publisher, teacher, school board member, grandmother
It’s been a busy decade for all of the original featured individuals since they had the opportunity to be included in The Power of One. (2003). Elizabeth has continued her exquisite publishing enterprise, Many Moons Press, which has now published an impressive nine titles, all on Southern California history and nature. The most recent is a new edition of the 1923 classic, The Southern Sierras of California, by Charles Francis Saunders: containing memoirs by that Quaker botanist as he explored our San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains in the 1910s and ‘20s.
In 2012, she also completed the book San Marino: A Centennial History, which has just received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.
With book projects like this one, Elizabeth continues to blend her fascination between history and nature onto the written page.
In other areas of her life, she was elected to the School Board of the Pasadena Unified School District in 2008 and then re-elected in 2012. Serving as a school board member has been by far her main civic dedication and work for the last nearly six years.
In addition, she keeps up her Sierra Club attachment and occasionally leads hikes for this important organization. And new ideas for writing projects are constantly piling up around her very active desk.
Her desire is to keep all of these “flames” burning, certainly for the next ten years! And for her it’s been a joy to stay connected with fellow people from The Power of One. Thus, she is very happy that Brian Biery is carrying on this blog so that the inspiration continues.