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Dorothea Jensen

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Author Dorothea Jensen is proud to be one of a very few people who has boarded a pirate ship and attacked a dragon-prowed Viking vessel manned by real, horn-wearing Vikings. She was born in Boston, but grew up in Chillicothe, Illinois, site of the Viking adventure. She earned a BA in English from Carleton College and an MA in Education from the University of New Mexico. She has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South America, taught middle and high school English, tutored refugees in ESL, written grant proposals for various arts and history non-profits, written one play performed in Noh style, and another celebrating Lafayette's Farewell Tour performed at Old Sturbridge Village.

Her first historical novel for young readers, THE RIDDLE OF
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Dorothea Jensen I have lots of information about life in 1820s America posted on various sites, such as my Pinterest and Blog pages and my YouTube channel. You can ac…moreI have lots of information about life in 1820s America posted on various sites, such as my Pinterest and Blog pages and my YouTube channel. You can access these through links on my website at dorotheajensen.com. Thanks!(less)
Dorothea Jensen I deal with it by working on two very different writing projects simultaneously. Last year I wrote FRIZZY, THE S.A.D. ELF at the same time I worked on…moreI deal with it by working on two very different writing projects simultaneously. Last year I wrote FRIZZY, THE S.A.D. ELF at the same time I worked on A BUSS FROM LAFAYETTE. Honestly, I feel as if writing a rhyming fantasy story and writing historical fiction for young readers requires me to use very different parts of my brain! Therefore, if I got stuck on one project, I'd turn to the other. That always gets me "unstuck". In January, I plan to start writing another Santa's Izzy Elves story, BIZZY, THE KNOW-IT-ALL-ELF and also a new historical novel set in 17th century Massachusetts, called A SCALP ON THE MOON. (less)
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Buffalo'd but Philosophical


I'm philosophical about negative reviews. I really am. Sometimes I am surprised by how philosophical I am about them. It seems unlike me.


I know that people's tastes differ, however, and not everyone will like what I've written. But sometimes I am, well, buffalo'd by what reviewers write and wonder what they were reading. Or if they read it.

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That lift you aloft, throughout time, throughout space
To every era and every place!”
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