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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...more


Our nineteen-day trip to England was all I wished it to be. We made remarkable connections, identified mysterious photographs, St. Columba's Church


met cousins we’d “known” only through family lore and the Internet,


IMG_0427 and corroborated so many details of my mother’s story. She had a remarkable memory.


I’ve toured the castle in Yorkshire where my parents met,SONY DSC


viewed the dining room table where they sat next to one anothe...

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