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Speaker Profile - L.E. DeLano


Region: Pennsylvania: East
Age Levels: 11-13 and 14-17
Will Travel: < 500 miles
Skype Visit: Yes
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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 for info.

Presentation Description:
I am happy to do both in-person and virtual classroom or library visits. I have previously mentored young writer groups, as well as being on faculty for organizations like The Philadelphia Writing Workshop, and the Creative Light Factory (among others), I have a variety of programs to share, and would be more than happy to tailor one to your classroom needs. Each of these programs comes with downloadable support materials. For a list of available workshops, visit my website.

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