Susan Elizabeth George, who now goes by Elizabeth George, has an interesting life before and after she published her first book, The Great Deliverance. Elizabeth George was born on February 26, 1949, Ohio, in the city of Warren. George's writing career can be traced back to her childhood, when her mother gave her a typewriter. Before becoming a high school teacher, George graduated from the University of California in Riverside. Later, she received a master's degree in Counseling/Psychology at California State University in Fullerton. As a teacher, she was first employed in Santa Ana at Mater Dei High School. After George, including ten other teachers, were fired for a struggle for organized labor, she moved on to teaching English in Lake Forest at El Toro High School. She stayed at El Toro High School for ten years and was awarded Orange County Teacher of the Year. In 1988, at the age of 39, George published her first book, The Great Deliverance. From there, she quit her educating career and pursued a writing career. George in total wrote nineteen more books and gained recognition and awards for them, which of many are from her first book, The Great Deliverance.
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