elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

E. Lockhart (born March 8, 1961)

Emily Jenkins, who also writes under the name E. Lockhart, is a writer of children's picture books, young adult novels, and adult fiction.

Her first novel as E. Lockhart, The Boyfriend List, was published in 2005 and has been followed by three sequels, The Boy Book (2006), The Treasure Map of Boys (2009), and Real Live Boyfriends (2010).These four novels are also known as the Ruby Oliver novels, based on their central protagonist. Her 2008 novel, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, was a finalist for both the National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the Michael L. Printz Award. Her picture books, written as Emily Jenkins, have won numerous awards, including Boston Globe-Horn Book Award honors and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Book Award.

Jenkins grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Seattle, Washington. In high school she attended summer drama schools at Northwestern University and the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis. She attended Lakeside School, a private high school in North Seattle. She went to Vassar College and graduate school at Columbia University. She has a doctorate in English literature. She currently lives in the New York City area.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._Lockhart

Further Readings:

Dramarama by E. Lockhart
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (May 20, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786838175
Amazon: Dramarama
Amazon Kindle: Dramarama

Two theater-mad, self-invented
fabulositon Ohio teenagers.
One boy, one girl.
One gay, one straight.
One black, one white.
It's a season of hormones,
gold lame,
hissy fits,
jazz hands,
song and dance,
true love,
and unitards
that will determine their future
--and test their friendship.

Sayde and Demi are theater-crazy best friends who are each other's only solace in their drab Ohio town. They successfully audition for a prestigious summer drama camp and are ecstatic to be heading to New York. As summer progresses, there's high drama indeed as the two friends reach the limits of their talent, go on first dates, come out of the closet, and grow up. Kate Reinders, a musical theater actress, knows of what she narrates. She trills, teases, sings, laughs, and projects all the drama these kids experience. The story is lively, heartbreaking, and fun--just as you would expect a teenage theater camp to be. G.A.D. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

More Spotlights at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels

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