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Lenore Hart

Lenore HartLenore Hart
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

Lenore Hart is the author of nine books, including the novels Waterwoman (a Barnes &Noble Discover book); Ordinary Springs; Becky: The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher, and The Raven's Bride. Several works have also been published in translation in Portugal, Brazil, Norway, and Sweden, and two are optioned for film. Writing as Elisabeth Graves, Hart is also the author of the novels Black River and Devil's Key. She's the anthology editor of the dark fantasy series The Night Bazaar: Eleven Haunting Tales of Forbidden Wishes and Dangerous Desires, and her work will be featured in the forthcoming Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase, Vol. IV. Her children's books include: T. Rex at Swan Lake, and a YA novel, The Treasure of Savage Island. She's also published numerous short stories, memoirs, essays, articles, poetry, and reviews. She's been a writer in residence at numerous institutions, including Florida State University, Flagler College, New College of Florida, Old Dominion University, The U.S. Naval Academy, George Mason University, Elizabethtown College, and the Norman Mailer Center. She's received awards, grants, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Florida Fine Arts Council, Old Dominion University, and the Irish Writer's Centre. She's been featured on "Voice of America" radio, in Poets and Writers magazine, and on the syndicated PBS-TV series "Writer to Writer." Hart is a core faculty member at the Ossabaw Island Writers Retreat, and the fiction acquisitions editor at Northampton House Press.

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