Elizabeth Letts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of both historical fiction and non-fiction. #1 New York Times Bestseller The Eighty-Dollar Champion was a 2011 Indie Next Pick, a Goodreads Reader’s Choice Finalist and winner of the 2012 Daniel P Lenehan Award for Media Excellence from the United States Equestrian Foundation and is currently in development as a feature film at MGM Studios.
Her second work of non-fiction, The Perfect Horse was a New York Times bestseller and the winner of the 2017 Pen USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction and is available in a young reader edition.
Her most recent book, Finding Dorothy, is a richly imagined novel which tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud.
She is also the author of two novels, Quality of Care and Family Planning, and an award-winning children’s book, The Butter Man. A graduate of Yale College and the Yale School of Nursing, she is a passionate equestrian, a former certified nurse-midwife, and she served in the Peace Corps in Morocco. She lives in Southern California and Northern Michigan.
Talks and Topics
Finding Dorothy Author Presentation
The Perfect Horse Author Presentation
The Eighty Dollar Champion Author Presentation
More coming soon!
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Previous & Upcoming Events:
May 10, 2019: National Writers Series - Traverse City, MI
Apr 6, 2019: Literary Orange - Newport Beach, CA
Feb 22, 2019: Pilgrim Memorial Library - Pomona, CA
Feb 19, 2019: St. Louis County Library - St. Louis, MO
Feb 15, 2019: Hudson Library & Historical Society - Hudson, OH
In the News:
"Elizabeth Letts Finds the Wizard Behind Oz” - Publishers Weekly (Jan 2019)
“Author Elizabeth Letts’ Finding Dorothy Looks at the Woman Behind the Curtain” - San Diego Union-Tribune (Feb 2019)