About

Glewwe PhotoEleanor Glewwe was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Maryland and Minnesota, with a brief interlude in Paris. 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. She then spent six years in Los Angeles earning her Ph.D. in linguistics. In addition to being a writer, Eleanor is a musician and a folk dancer. Originally a cellist, she has added a fiddle and a hammered dulcimer to her collection of musical instruments, and she enjoys shape note singing and Georgian polyphony. She currently lives in Iowa, where she teaches linguistics at Grinnell College. Her debut novel SPARKERS, a middle grade fantasy, was published by Viking in 2014, and its companion WILDINGS came out in 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!
    Christy

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