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in the Los Angeles Times...





Many of my favorite hours have been spent reading aloud to my three kids. Growing up, my mom always had a book in hand, so creating and sharing stories struck me as some of the most delightful things anyone could do. Other things I find delightful include cooking, snuggling with my Golden Retrievers Charlotte and Wilbur, and rooting for the cancer research my husband and best friend does for a living. Beyond reading and writing, I love food, travel, waterskiing and speed-skating. I also enjoy sky-diving and scuba-diving, hang gliding and whitewater rafting -- but I'm always happy to plant both feet on the floor beneath my writing desk. 

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

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

Jean Letai