L.E. DeLano 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 adventurous kids and two ridiculous cats. When she’s not writing (which is almost never), she’s binge-watching Disney+ and planning road trips.
L.E.’s 2021 novel, BLUE, was named the 2021 SPARK Award winner by The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), 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 Publisher’s Book Award (IPPY) Silver Medalist in YA/Teen eBook, 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.
BLUE Press Release
TRAVELER Press Release
DREAMER Press Release
Ellie, my daughter & I met you at B&N in West Chester, PA early summer 2018. Finally, life slowed a bit & had time to read Travelers & am almost finished w Dreamers. How did you do it? It’s intricate complexities go beyond anything I’ve read as each curve traces along a sea creatures’ shell easily moving from one to another next never stopping the flow of Jess & Finn’s story except for a few abrupt stops to help the reader pay even closer attention. And, traveling seems more real than ever. It was a blessing to meet you at a time when my life needed you to pass through it. Looking forward to more adventures in your books & the ones it may encourage for me.
Cyndi, thanks so much for reading and commenting. It was a pleasure meeting you and your daughter. I hope to see you again sometime!