Elinor DeWire writes about a variety of topics, including lighthouses, maritime history, weather, astronomy and sky watching, and animals. She is a native of Maryland, but spent her teenage years in Pennsylvania and has lived in several other states. She has been researching, photographing, and writing since 1972. DeWire has been honored for her work in journalism, education, and historic preservation by the U.S. Lighthouse Society, the American Association of University Women, the American Lighthouse Foundation, New England Lighthouse Lovers, the Avery Point Lighthouse Society, the Florida Lighthouse Association, the New Jersey Lighthouse Society, and the National League of American Pen Women. Three of her books have won the Coast Guard Book Award and the prestigious Ben Franklin Book Award. She lives in Washington.
This handy guidebook to the lighthouses of Georgia is written by America's award-winning and best-known author of lighthouse books--Elinor DeWire. She details the seven historic lighthouses along the coastline of Georgia, with meaty histories, lore, trivia, and travel instructions for each lighthouse profiled. A separate chapter talks about lighthouses in general and how they work.
Part memoir and part minutia, The Funky Chicken: Memories, Truth, & Trivia is the author’s fond remembrance of growing up in rural Western Maryland in the 1950s and early 1960s tending her family’s flock of Plymouth White Rocks. The story is nostalgic, heartwarming, a bit comical and fun, yet sometimes sad. A bonus is the extensive trivia portion of the book, rife with “all things chicken.”