Laura Amy Schlitz

Laura Amy Schlitz

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in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
January 01, 1956



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Laura Amy Schlitz has spent most of her life as a librarian and professional storyteller. She is currently a librarian at the Park School in Baltimore, where she has worked since 1991. She is a winner of the 2008 John Newbery award for her book Good Masters, Sweet Ladies!

Ms. Schlitz lives in the Loch Hill section of Baltimore County. She is single with no children.

She has also been a playwright, a costumer, and an actress. As of January 2008, she had written eight or nine plays, which have been produced at Stage One in Louisville, Ky., Pumpkin Theatre in Baltimore, Md., and the Children's Theatre Association, in Baltimore, Md.

Ms. Schlitz graduated from Goucher college in 1977 with a bachelor of arts in aesthetics.

In 1994, A Gypsy at Almac

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Splendors and Glooms
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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!...
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A Drowned Maiden's Hair
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The Night Fairy
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“on the morning of the best day of her life, Maude Flynn was locked in the outhouse singing 'the Battle Hymn of the Republic”
Laura Amy Schlitz, A Drowned Maiden's Hair

“You know how it is. Someone pretends to love you, and you give too much away.”
Laura Amy Schlitz, Splendors and Glooms

“He pried Clara's arms loose and stood up, smoothing his wrinkled coat. Clara looked straight into his face. Her eyelids were red, but her gaze was like a lance. Dr. Wintermute had a sudden, uncomfortable conviction that she had seen into his soul. It was a look he was to remember often in the weeks to come.”
Laura Amy Schlitz, Splendors and Glooms


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Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (2009 Aurealis Awards)
  18 votes 20.5%

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A Wrinkle in Time byMadeleine L'Engle (Newberry Meda, 1963)
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Savvy by Ingrid Law (Newberry Medal 2009)
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Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Newberry Medal 2000)
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