Elizabeth E. Wein

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Elizabeth E. Wein

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in New York, The United States



Member Since
December 2007


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"I have seen many peices of cheese in my life but of all the peices of cheese I have ever seen you are the biggest peice. I hate to waste a peice of stationary on you but I will."

- annoyed reader to F Scott Fitzgerald

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Tim had an invitation from his instrument-flying instructor, Stewart Houston, to “mount in his hydroplane” (as Fitzgerald puts it in The Great Gatsby), and asked me if I wanted to come along.

Well, of course I wanted to come along. But throughout the weeks of scheduling, I did not really take on board that I was going to be the one doing most of the flying. This became abundantly clear when we g...

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message 15: by Abby

Abby I just want you to know that having dragged me into a Star Wars spiral, nanni proceeded to drop a Certain Bombshell on me (she keeps up with DW much better than I do) and the noises I made were unearthly.

message 14: by Emily

Emily Elizabeth, will you be doing a tour for Rose Under Fire like you did for Code Name Verity?

Elizabeth Emily wrote: "Elizabeth, I was VERY excited to see that Code Name Verity has been nominated for Best Young Adult Fiction 2012! I hope it wins! :-)"

Thank you, Emily!

message 12: by Emily

Emily Elizabeth, I was VERY excited to see that Code Name Verity has been nominated for Best Young Adult Fiction 2012! I hope it wins! :-)

Elizabeth Code Name Verity spoiler-friendly-zone here. (For sone reason the link doesn't show up in the cross-posted blog entry from livejournal)


message 10: by Kim

Kim Thanks for accepting my friend request! I'm truly honored. :)

Elizabeth Propaganda leaflet flypast from E Wein:

Code Name Verity is out in North America today, 15 May! join me for an online launch party at

Also please join in the CNV Special Ops for V-Day, Allied Invasion of bookstores & libraries - stop in and ask for CNV. Then tweet, FB, Goodreads, blog about it and pass it on.

Ashlyn Thanks for the add :)

Elizabeth Sara wrote: "Hello my mother you write good books!
That book is the horse without a head. I lost it sorry. Can you dig it out the attic so i can try reading it again?"

ok sara! I hope you like it!

message 6: by Sara (last edited Apr 24, 2011 03:34AM)

Sara Hello my mother you write good books!
That book is the horse without a head. I lost it sorry. Can you dig it out the attic so i can try reading it again?

Elizabeth woo hoo, one of my favorite books has just been recommended by Philip Pullman as a top ten must read. Actually, he's mentioned several of my favorite books, but this is the most obscure:

Le Cheval Sans Tete


Elizabeth phew... the Doodlebugs book was rather exhausting. Now I have to finish all the others that I put aside to read this...

Estara Thanks for the friending request ^^.

Elizabeth thanks for those kind thoughts and happy new year to you too!

Nick 2E0NAQ Hi Elizabeth
hope you are ok and that you had a great christmas and new year or should I say happy Hog many.
All the best for you in 2010 and you are just successful with your write in 2010.

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