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Bio

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Lenore Hart is a writer, teacher, and editor. She's the author of the novels Waterwoman, Ordinary Springs, Becky: The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher, The Raven's Bride, and, writing as Elisabeth Graves, Black River, and Devil's Key. She is also series editor of The Night Bazaar fantastic fiction anthologies, including Volume One: Eleven Haunting Tales of Forbidden wishes and Dangerous Desires (2017) and Volume Two: Thirteen Haunting Tales of Venice (forthcoming Summer 2020). Books for younger readers are T. Rex at Swan Lake and The Treasure of Savage Island.

Hart's short stories, nonfiction, poems, and reviews have appeared in various publications, including The Florida Review, Real Simple, the Connecticut River Review, HWA Poetry Showcase, The Poet's Domain, In Good Company, Kalliope, and others.  She's presented or been a visiting writer at Elizabethtown College, Flagler College, Florida State University, The Irish Writers Centre, The Norman Mailer Center, George Mason University, New College of Florida, Old Dominion University, Sweet Briar College, The U.S. Naval Academy, and the Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus in Bavaria, Germany. She has received awards, grants, and writing 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, the Connecticut Poetry Society, and the Irish Writers' Union. Her work has been featured on Voice of America, in Poets and Writers magazine, and on the PBS-TV series "Writer to Writer."

Lenore is currrently fiction faculty in the Maslow Graduate Creative Writing Program at Wilkes University and at the Ossabaw Island Writers Retreat. She is also the fiction editor at Northampton House Press.