Loretta Ellsworth author
Loretta Ellsworth

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about the author

Loret­ta is a for­mer Span­ish teacher and the author of four young adult nov­els: The Shroud­ing Woman, In Search of Mock­ing­bird, In a Heart­beat, and Unfor­get­table. Her debut adult nov­el, Stars Over Clear Lake (May, 2017, St. Martin’s Press) is set in Clear Lake, Iowa. Her books have been award­ed many acco­lades, includ­ing Teen’s Top Ten Final­ist, ALA and IRA Nota­bles, New York Library List of Books for the Teen Age, Mid­west Bookseller’s Choice Hon­or Award, Mid­west Connection’s Pick, BBCB Choice, NEMBA (North East­ern Min­neso­ta Book Award) final­ist, Rebec­ca Caudill Nom­i­nee, and Char­lotte Award Nominee.

Loret­ta received her MFA in Writ­ing for Chil­dren and Young Adults from Ham­line Uni­ver­si­ty and lives with her hus­band and chil­dren in Lakeville, Min­neso­ta. When she’s not read­ing or writ­ing, she’s usu­al­ly play­ing tennis.

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