Individual Author Record
Name: Mark BirchPen Name: Mark Eldrich Genre: C:CHILD Fiction Born: 1983 in Springfield, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionEldrich was born in Springfield, IL. and raised in Cantrall. In 1999 he lived in Lexington, KY. for nine months, upon returning to Illinois he finished his education and now works at the Illinois State Library.
Biographical and Professional InformationMark Eldrich began writing at the age of thirteen with his entry in a local poetry contest called the ''The Write Stuff'', where he was named a finalist. The former youth pastor and current left-handed guitar player resides in the Midwest with his wife and two sons. He works full time at the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service. When he isnâ€™t at the library or playing with his boys, you will find him at home writing stories. His next middle-grade novel, ''The Shaming Tree'', is due out in 2017.
''Imaginary Boy'', Updrift, 2015