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Elizabeth Letts

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ELIZABETH LETTS is an award winning and bestselling author of both fiction and non-fiction. The Perfect Horse was the winner of the 2017 PEN USA Award for Research Non-fiction and a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller. The Eighty-Dollar Champion was a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2012 Daniel P Lenehan Award for Media Excellence from the United States Equestrian Foundation. She is also the author of two novels, Quality of Care and Family Planning, and an award-winning children's book, The Butter Man. She lives in Southern California and Northern Michigan.

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Elizabeth Letts Thank you so much! If you are looking for another horse story, I'm working on it right now and hope to finish soon. In the meantime, there is my novel…moreThank you so much! If you are looking for another horse story, I'm working on it right now and hope to finish soon. In the meantime, there is my novel Finding Dorothy-- the true story behind the The Wizard of Oz.(less)
Elizabeth Letts My number on piece of advice for aspiring writers is to be persistent. Pick a number of words or a length of time that you can REALISTICALLY spend wri…moreMy number on piece of advice for aspiring writers is to be persistent. Pick a number of words or a length of time that you can REALISTICALLY spend writing and then stick to it every single day, whether you feel like it or not. Do not think about writing a whole book. Just think about the chunk you promised yourself you'd write, and do it. Slowly, over time, those short chunks will turn into longer chunks, and eventually something that resembles a first draft of a book. (less)
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“Oh, Kansas isn’t the state of Kansas,” Maud said. “Kansas is just the place you’re stuck in, wherever that might be.”
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Elizabeth Angie, thank you so much for the lovely and luminous review of The Eighty Dollar Champion. I'm so happy that you liked it, and I'm glad that you received an ARC copy.
Let's keep our fingers crossed for a movie. I can't decide who I would want to play Harry...


message 2: by Angie (last edited Jul 05, 2011 09:02AM)

Angie Cornelison I just thought I'd thank-you for the Arc copy of The Eighy-Dollar Champion. I loved it! So glad you did all of that research! I would love to see your book made into a movie.


message 1: by Daniel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:42PM)

Daniel Elizabeth, I've just added An Abundance of Katherines, to my to read list because you recommended it.


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