Glewwe PhotoEleanor Glewwe was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Maryland and Minnesota, with a brief interlude in Paris. Her parents sent her to French immersion school in kindergarten, and she began studying Mandarin in high school. At various points in her life, she has also attempted to teach herself Cantonese, German, Spanish, Hindi, Ancient Greek, and Turkish. She plays the cello and used to host music parties for her friends, arranging Renaissance dances and Baroque concerti grossi for unorthodox instrumentation. She attended Swarthmore College, where she majored in Linguistics and Languages and worked in the music library. After graduating, she spent a year at an interfaith advocacy organization, working for social justice at the Minnesota legislature. In addition to being a writer, Eleanor is a folk dancer and a Sacred Harp singer. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is a graduate student in linguistics. Her debut novel SPARKERS, a middle grade fantasy, was published by Viking in 2014, and its companion WILDINGS came out in November 2016.


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  1. Congratulations, Eleanor! Will told be you are a writer, so I tracked you down. Sparkers looks amazing and what a delightful bunch of blurbs you have. Anne Ursu is one of my favorites, both as a friend and as a writer! I wish you all the best.

  2. Hi Eleanor We just received your book Sparkers! It arrived in time for all of us to enjoy reading it during Christmas vacation. We are so happy for you! Many blessings and much love. Karen Amrhein and Family

  3. You and I have a lot in common. I play the piano instrument for one. I don’t ever see or visit Paris, but I have a pen~pal named Eloise who lives in France. Got to love your books though, amazing how you wrote them! = )

  4. Hi Elenor! I ran to my library last night and asked my suburban Chicago librarian for a recommendation. “Speakers” was at the top of her list. ❀️

    I love how you took so many things from your own life (music, language, government/politics, and more) and wove it into Marah’s tale. What a delight! I can’t wait to pick up your next book.

    All my best to you!

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