Ellen Wittlinger

Ellen Wittlinger is the critically acclaimed author of the teen novels Parrotfish, Blind Faith, Sandpiper, Heart on My Sleeve, Zigzag, and Hard Love (an American Library Association Michael L. Printz Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award winner), and its sequel Love & Lies: Marisol’s Story. She has a bachelor’s degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and an MFA from the University of Iowa. A former children’s librarian, she lives with her husband in Haydenville, Massachusetts.

Books by this Author

Parrotfish
The Long Night of Leo and Bree
Sandpiper
This Means War!
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Live and let live.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Loyalty to my friends.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not moving to western Massachusetts sooner

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A well-loved dog.

Author Voices

April 07, 2009

Just want to say HI to any visitors to this page! I'm sitting here listening to Eva Cassidy's album SONGBIRD which I recommend to anyone in a pensive mood on a rainy day like this one. My stinky dog has just finished eating a rug and a photograph of me and my husband. Sated, he sleeps in my office chair, shedding his silky black and white fur on everything, waiting for dinner. I eat an orange, drink Earl Grey tea and look forward to the day when there will be flowers growing outside my window again. Ellen

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