Jean Letai

Many of my favorite hours have been spent reading aloud to my three kids -- though as they've grown older I also delight in speed-skating, sky-diving, and scuba-diving. 

I enjoy cooking (and eating!), snuggling with my two dogs Charlotte and Wilbur, and rooting for the cancer research my husband and best friend does for a living.

I love traveling -- inside a book or outside in the world -- and I'm always happy to plant both feet on the floor beneath a writing desk. 

Click to see some of my Travel Writing 

in the Los Angeles Times...





About Jean (Woestendiek) Letai

Memberships

Bay State Speedskating Club
Board of Directors

  

Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
 
Grub Street (Boston literary gang)


​Writers' Loft

Mentors


JOHN MCPHEE
Pulitzer Prize winning author and
New Yorker staff writer


ROBERT K. MASSIE
Pulitzer Prize winning biographer and 
former president of the Authors Guild

JOYCE CAROL OATES
National Book Award winner 
and bestselling author