L. M. Elliott is best known as the author of Under a War-torn Sky, a WWII story of a B-24 bomber pilot and the French Resistance, named a Notable Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC), a Jefferson Cup Honor Book for historical fiction, a Bank Street College Best Book, and winner of Borders’ Original Voices Award. Its sequel, A Troubled Peace, in which pilot Henry Forester returns to post-war
France to find the young Resistance boy who saved his life, is also
a NCSS/CBC Notable. Her latest novel, Across a War-tossed Sea, will be the final companion to Henry’s adventures, as two young British evacuees escape Hitler’s Blitz and stay with the Virginia family of his hometown girlfriend, Patsy.
Elliott’s other novels include Annie, Between the States, a NYC Public Library Book for the Teen Age and IRA Teacher’s Choice; Give Me Liberty; and Flying South, winner of the Joan G. Sugarman Children’s Literature Award.
With New York Times best-selling illustrator Lynn Munsinger, Elliott has created five award-winning picture books: Hunter’s Best Friend at School, Hunter and Stripe and the Soccer Showdown, and Hunter’s Big Sister; as well as the Valentine’s Day book, A String of Hearts, and Thanksgiving Day Thanks.
Twice a National Magazine Award finalist, Elliott wrote often on children and family issues when a writer for the Washingtonian Magazine and authored two adult non-fiction books.
She lives in Virginia with her family.