SHREVEPORT, LA, August 3, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Author Liz Chrysler has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in creative writing.
Liz Chrysler wrote many historical articles before and during the American Bicentennial of 1976. She earned her BA degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport in 1987, with two majors, Communications and History. She began her return to college studies by taking ten hours of Spanish, simply to be able to translate many of the historical documents she was uncovering in researching the history of northwestern Louisiana. Her desire to complete a degree in history was reawakened, and she continued while working a full time job.
After graduation, she began a career in photo journalism. She met John Blanchard in Mansfield. He was the newspaper editor and publisher who published her first historical articles. When he published the Bicentennial Edition of The Mansfield Enterprise, he asked her to co-edit the special edition. She greatly enjoyed the work and has since been published in Louisiana Life, Louisiana Retailer, Southwestern, Western Treasures, Grit, Shreveport Journal, The Shreveport Times, and Southern Hardware. One of her photo-features published in North Louisiana Historical Association Journal won the Overdyke Award, an annual presentation of the Association for historical articles. Dr. Grady Bogue, Chancellor of LSUS at that time, wrote of her: "You write with clarity and have done a fine job of synthesizing concepts from both the literature and our guest speakers." This was for an event at her school. His letter ended with, "Liz, you have been reading and thinking and it shows in your paper."
While finishing her degree in a public relations class, she was chosen to educate the public on Cystic Fibrosis as part of fund drive for Hillman House, a lodging for families of Cystic Fibrosis patients undergoing treatment at Shreveport hospitals. Liz chose a Cystic Fibrosis Poster Child for the campaign and photographed the child and his sister at Hillman House door. She also interviewed Dr. Bettina Hillman, a nationally recognized expert in CF treatment. The campaign was a success, and Hillman House is now open and functioning. At that time, Liz was briefly married to a Bundrick, hence some of her best articles were published as Liz Bundrick.
In 2002, there existed a great deal of publicity about the upcoming Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase. Liz decided that was the ideal time to organize and complete her history of the first settlers in DeSoto Parish. As she worked on Lost Legacy, she queried various publishers, and PublishAmerica wanted her manuscript as soon as she could complete it. Now, her name is on the web pages of Barnes and Noble and Amazon. She is also one of the editors whose work was published in DeSoto Historical Society's first edition of DeSoto Plume, A Digest of DeSoto Parish History. She served as editor of their quarterly publication for several years, and will resume that role this in the fall of 2009.
In 2004, her second book, Song of the Pines, was published. She is now working on her memoirs, entitled Boom Town Child.About Cambridge Who's Who
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