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Elizabeth Winthrop

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ELIZABETH WINTHROP is the author of over sixty works of fiction for all ages.

Her most recent picture book, MAIA AND THE MONSTER BABY, with illustrations by Amanda Haley was published by Holiday House. TWINS, a picture book for toddlers with illustrations by Jane Massey, will be released by Two Lions/Amazon in 2015.

Writing as Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop, she has just published an ebook memoir piece entitled DON'T KNOCK UNLESS YOU'RE BLEEDING, Growing up in Cold War Washington. Her work in progress, another memoir about her childhood, is entitled THE CHILDREN OF SPIES.

The daughter of the journalist, Stewart Alsop,she divides her time between New York City and the Berkshires.

Her most recent historical novel, COUNTING ON GRACE was chosen as a Not
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The Internet often drives me mad as it’s such a temptation to pull away from the sentence at hand and dive into the the wonderland of distractions it presents. But of course, there are other times when it proves to be an invaluable tool. Recently, as I was looking through some photographs of my father in his British regiment during World War II, I happened to turn one over. On the back of a pho... Read more of this blog post »
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“...They eat everything alive. People, dogs, horses. Everything with flesh on it. So many of them crawling. Everywhere. Leaving the bones behind.”
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