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Dorothea Jensen

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Dorothea Jensen was born in Boston, and grew up in Chillicothe, Illinois. (This is the same little town where Johnston McCulley, the writer who created Zorro, grew up many years earlier.) She majored in English Literature at Carleton College and earned a masters degree in Secondary Education at the University of New Mexico. She has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South America, tutored refugees in ESL, taught junior high and high school English, and written grant proposals for arts organization. She and her husband have three grown children and six grandsons.

Her first historical novel for young readers, THE RIDDLE OF PENNCROFT FARM, was named an International Reading Association Teachers' Choices Selection soon after publication, and i
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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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