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Laura Amy Schlitz

Laura Amy Schlitz has spent most of her life as a librarian and professional storyteller. She is currently a librarian at the Park School in Baltimore, where she has worked since 1991. She is a winner of the 2008 John Newbery award for her book Good Masters, Sweet Ladies!

Ms. Schlitz lives in the Loch Hill section of Baltimore County. She is single with no children.

She has also been a playwright, a costumer, and an actress. As of January 2008, she had written eight or nine plays, which have been produced at Stage One in Louisville, Ky., Pumpkin Theatre in Baltimore, Md., and the Children's Theatre Association, in Baltimore, Md.

Ms. Schlitz graduated from Goucher college in 1977 with a bachelor of arts in aesthetics.

In 1994, A Gypsy at Almack's was published under the pseudonym Cloe Cheshire.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
   A Drowned Maiden's Hair (2006)
   Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! (2007)
   The Night Fairy (2010)
   Splendors and Glooms (2012)
     aka Fire Spell
   The Hired Girl (2015)
   Amber & Clay (2021)
Picture Books show
Non fiction show
Laura Amy Schlitz recommends
Bea Is for Blended (2021)
Lindsey Stoddard
"This exploration of courage has a good strong heart-beat: both in terms of compassion and suspense."
Strange Practice (2017)
(Dr. Greta Helsing, book 1)
Vivian Shaw
"Written with elegance, wit, and compassion. The prose is gorgeous, the wit is mordant, and the ideas are provocative. Also, there are ghouls."

2008 Newbery Medal : Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village

Award nominations
2013 Newbery Medal (nominee) : Splendors and Glooms

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