ELIZABETH WINTHROP is the author of over fifty works of fiction for all ages.
Her most recent historical novel, COUNTING ON GRACE has been chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the American Library Association, the National Council of Social Studies, the International Reading Association and the Children’s Book Council and has been nominated for state book awards in Vermont, Virginia, Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri, Hawaii and Arizona.
Ms. Winthrop has published more than fifty books for readers of all ages. Her children's novel, THE CASTLE IN THE ATTIC, was nominated for twenty-three state book awards and won the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award in Vermont and the Young Readers Award in California. It is currently under option to Walden Media.
Her popular picture books, illustrated by highly acclaimed artists, include DUMPY LA RUE, DANCING GRANNY, SHOES, MAGGIE AND THE MONSTER, DOG SHOW, SQUASHED IN THE MIDDLE and most recently, THE FIRST CHRISTMAS STOCKING and THE BIGGEST PARADE. Two of her recent books for older children are THE RED-HOT RATTOONS, a comic fantasy novel and DEAR MR. PRESIDENT, Letters from a Milltown Girl, a work of historical fiction set in western Massachusetts.
Ms. Winthrop's short story, "The Golden Darters", has been widely anthologized after inclusion in the 1992 edition of The Best American Short Stories, edited by Robert Stone. Winthrop has also published two novels for adults, IN MY MOTHER'S HOUSE (Doubleday) and ISLAND JUSTICE (William Morrow/HarperCollins).
Ms. Winthrop is the daughter of the late Stewart Alsop, the political journalist. She divides her time between New York City and the Berkshires. She is currently at work on