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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Elana Ashley  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Children;

Born:


-- Website -- http://www.drelanaashley.com
-- Elana Ashley on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=elana+ashley


Illinois Connection

Ashley lives in Northbrook, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Elana Ashley is the founder and President of Dream Image Press, LLC, an interactive, educational company incorporating the writing and publishing of books and other written works, the creation of artwork, and the presentation of instructional and entertaining programs for children and adults. A multi-talented entrepreneur, Ashley incorporates her experience as an educator, author, artist, and actress in bringing lectures, performances and workshops to schools, libraries, park districts, and other community organizations, as well as providing speaking engagements and displays of art and book exhibits at conferences and conventions nationwide. With the help of an educational team of extraordinary puppets, she combines storytelling with original poems and songs to present programs that simultaneously engage and delight audiences of all ages in dynamic, dramatic presentations targeting coping strategies for every day issues in our lives. In addition, Dr. Ashley combines her original art and original writings into dramatic performances with universal messages for adults and seniors.Dr. Ashley earned both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, specializing in Ugaritology from New York University in New York. She earned her B.A. from Queens College in Flushing, New York.Along with her books listed below, Dr. Ashley also has published a teaching guide for educators and parents and has two Splunkey's Special Three-Part Adventure Packages that include the children's book, audio CD, and teaching guide. One of the packages is recited and printed in English and the other in English/Spanish. All are available for purchase on her website. Dr. Ashley was recently honored by Strathmore's Who's Who as the Professional of the Year 2017 in Education and Entertainment. America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals has further recognized Dr. Ashley for her contributions and achievements in the field of Anti-Bullying Models for Children. In honor of her accomplishments and professionalism, Dr. Ashley's image was projected over Times Square, New York, on Monday, April 3,4 and 5, 2017. For more information about this great honor, read the [http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dr-elana-ashley-honored-by-strathmores-whos-who-and-americas-registry-of-outstanding-professionals-with-times-square-appearance-300432641.html press release]. Her books were also recently highlighted in [http://www.aroundthetownchicago.com/articles/working-to-free-the-u-s-of-bullies/ Around the Town Chicago]. The following articles are about art, poetry and subjects based on her books: *2017 - Article “Bullying: What Parents Can Do” by Dr. Elana Ashley with brief blurb about the author and a photo of Ashley with her new book in English and English Spanish in the new, traditional magazine Winnetka Living, February, 2017 [Winnetka, IL]*2016 - Ashley's mixed media work "Fantasy Creation: Slice of Heaven, Earth and Ocean" appears with a brief bio, including reference to and a photo of Ashley with her new book in English and English Spanish in the magazine Art & Beyond, Volume 8, Summer Issue, 2016*2016 - Article "The Passion of Youth" by Dr. Elana Ashley appeared online on Kings Calendar April 21, 2016. The article is followed by a photo and information about Ashley’s children’s book Case Two: Big Bully Holly Howler*2014 - Dr. Ashley has two paintings and a two page bio appearing in the book Living Artists of Today, Contemporary ART INTERNATIONAL, Vol 11, published by Art & Beyond Studio, Inc., 2014*2014 - Selected poems by Dr. Ashley appear in Overcoming: An Anthology by the writers of OCWW (Off Campus Writers' Workshop), 2014*2013 - Ashley's paintings, “After the Garden of Eden” and “The Floral Kingdom of Animals” appear with a bio in the magazine Art & Beyond, Volume 3, Summer/Fall Issue, 2013Ashley has received the following Honors and Awards: *VIP Life Member, America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals *VIP Life Member, Strathmore's Who's Who *2017 Professional of the Year in Education and Entertainment - Selected by Strathmore’s Who’s Who: Woman of Excellence, Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide, 2016-2017 *Best of Northbrook Award Winner in the 2010 Educational Services category, U.S. Commerce Association *Award Winning Finalist, National Best Books 2008 sponsored by USA Book News in the category of Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction with Audio CD for her book Splunkunio Splunkey, Detective and Peacemaker, Detective y pacificador, Case One: The Missing Friendship Bracelet *Benjamin and Ida Hornstein Fellowship *Nominated for Woodrow Wilson FellowshipShe has affiliations with the following organizations: *America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals *Strathmore's Who's Who; Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide *Illinois Women's Press Association *International Ventriloquist Society *International Women's Leadership Association *National Association for Bilingual Education *National Federation of Press Women *Off-Campus Writers Workshop *Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators *North Shore Art League *Glenview Art League*Wilmette Art Guild *Northbrook Chamber of Commerce*DBC Chamber of Commerce


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Splunkunio Splunkey Detective and Peacemaker Case Two: Big Bully Holly Howler - Splunkunio Splunkey Detective y pacificador Caso segundo: La gran abusiva Holly Howler
ISBN: 1480822183

Archway Publishing. 2015

Is your child a bully, a victim or a bystander?

Big Bully Holly Howler is a student who shoves kids to be first in the lunch line and snatches things from other students-all without the teacher's knowledge. It seems there is nothing anyone can do to stop Holly-until Splunkey, a peace-loving detective, encourages Ellie and her best friend, Eli, to look at Holly in an entirely new way. In this delightful children's tale, youngsters learn creative ways to cope with bullies.

"What an evocative, sensitive and creative story... This book is needed in every library, classroom and home... The author's marvelous imagination and originality in illustrating and writing teach all of us the answer to the question-bully, victim or bystander?"

Joan Franklin Smutny, Director, The Center for Gifted-

Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity, Glenview, Illinois

Es su hijo un abusivo, vctima o espectador?

La gran abusiva Holly Howler es una estudiante nueva que empuja a los nios para ser la primera en la cola del almuerzo y arrebata cosas de otros estudiantes

todo, sin que la maestra se d cuenta. Parece que nadie puede hacer nada para detener a Holly, hasta que Splunkey, un detective que busca la paz, anima a Ellie y a su mejor amigo, Ilay, a ver a Holly de una manera totalmente nueva. En este encantador relato infantil, los pequeos aprenden maneras creativas de lidiar con personas abusivas.

"Qu historia tan evocativa, sensible y original... Este libro se necesita en cada biblioteca, saln de clase y hogar... La maravillosa imaginacin de la autora y su originalidad al ilustrar y escribir nos ensean a todos la respuesta a la pregunta: abusivo, vctima o espectador?"

Joan Franklin Smutny, Directora, The Center for Gifted-

Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity, Glenview, Illinois

Case Two: Big Bully Holly Howler
ISBN: 1480819565

Archway Publishing. 2015

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Is your child a bully, a victim or a bystander?

There is big trouble at school, and Ellie Elephant knows there is only one friend who can help bring peace: Splunkey. After she says her name aloud and blinks three times, Splunkey magically appears and is ready to help!

Big Bully Holly Howler is a new student who shoves kids to be first in the lunch line and snatches things from other students―all without the teacher’s knowledge. It seems there is nothing anyone can do to stop Holly―until Splunkey encourages Ellie and her best friend, Eli, to look at Holly in an entirely new way. In this delightful children’s tale, youngsters learn creative ways to cope with bullies through help from a peace-loving detective.

“What an evocative, sensitive and creative story… This book is needed in every library, classroom and home… The author’s marvelous imagination and originality in illustrating and writing teach all of us the answer to the question―bully, victim or bystander?”

Joan Franklin Smutny, Director, The Center for Gifted―Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity, Glenview, Illinois

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Splunkunio Splunkey Detective And Peacemaker/ Splunkunio Splunkey Detective y Pacificador: Case One: The Missing Friendship Bracelet / Caso Primero: ... Desaparecido (English and Spanish Edition)
ISBN: 0974481211

Dream Image Pr Llc. 2005

When Ellie the elephant loses her favorite bracelet, it endangers her relationship with her best friend Eli, until detective Splunkunio Splunkey, a colorful birdlike alien, steps in.

Splunkunio Splunkey Detective and Peacemaker: Case One: The Missing Friendship Bracelet
ISBN: 0974481203

Dream Image Pr Llc. 2003

Book by Ashley, Elana


Availability for Public Speaking

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Dream Image Press, LLC

P.O. Box 454

Northbrook, Illinois 60065-0101

847.480.8998