Loretta Ellsworth

Fiction Writer

16614 Imperial Ct
Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: 
952-891-1233
Twitter: 

Author's Bio

Loretta is a former teacher with a MFA in Writing for Children from Hamline University.  She's also the author of four novels for younger readers (Shrouding WomanIn Search of Mockingbird – Henry Holt; In a HeartbeatUnforgettable – Walker), as well as an adult historical novel Stars Over Clear Lake, set in Iowa during WWII (Thomas Dunne).  She teaches at writing festivals and workshops across the nation.

Publications & Prizes

Book:
Stars Over Clear Lake (Thomas Dunne Books, 2017)
Prizes won: 

Teen's Top Ten Finalist, Midwest Bookseller's Choice Honor Award, Northeastern MN Book Award,  ALAN Pick, 2014 New Hampshire Isinglass Teen Read Award, BBCB Choice, New York Library List for the Teen Age, Amelia Bloomer Project List, 2010 Charlotte Award Nominee, Rebecca Caudill Nominee, 2008 IRA Notable.

ALAN Pick

2014 New Hampshire Isinglass Teen Read Award

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Harper Lee, Anthony Doerr, Gary D. Schmidt
What I'm reading now: 
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Mason City, IA
Iowa
Raised in: 
Mason City, IA
Iowa
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Last update: May 20, 2020