ABOUT L.E. DELANO

  • L.E. DeLano is the author of the YA novels TRAVELER, DREAMER, and BLUE. She comes equipped with a “useless” Theatre degree that has opened doors for her in numerous ways. Though mostly raised in New Mexico, she now lives in Pennsylvania with two hilarious kids and two ridiculous cats. 

    L.E.’s novel, BLUE, was the 2021 SCBWI SPARK Award Winner in Young Adult, was a 2021-22 Gold Medal Winner for Young Adult in the Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Awards, a 2021 NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite in Young Adult Fiction, a 2022 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite in Teen Fiction, and was named 2021-22 Teen/YA Book of the Year by Reader Views Kids. Her debut novel, TRAVELER, was a Keystone State Reading Association (KSRA) Secondary Book Awards Finalist for 2018-2019. 

    L.E. is available for both virtual and in-person classroom/library visits. Visit her website at LEDeLano.com for info.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I like to write about ordinary people in extraordinary places and circumstances. I like finding the hidden threads that unknowingly tie people together. I especially love to write about neurodiverse characters.

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Books
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    Blue


    2021

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    Traveler


    Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan Publishers)

    2017

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    Dreamer


    Feiwel and Friends (Macmillan Publishers)

    2018