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Elissa Brent Weissman

Award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman  was born in October 1983 and completed BA Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, and an MA in Children's Literature at Roehampton University, London, UK.
Elissa writes novels for young readers and is best known for the popular 'Nerd Camp' series. She and her books have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, NPR’s “Here and Now,” and more. Originally from Long Island, New York, Elissa spent many years in Baltimore City, where she taught creative writing to children, college students, and adults. She currently lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, with her husband and their two super cool nerds-in-training.
Elissa Weissman headshot2020-97-831(Photo: Alisha Shaw)
Selected Bibliography
  • Standing for Socks (Atheneum / Simon & Schuster 2009)
  • The Trouble with Mark Hopper (Dutton / Penguin 2009)
  • Nerd Camp (Atheneum / S&S 2011)
  • The Short Seller (Atheneum / S&S 2013)
  • Nerd Camp 2.0 (Atheneum / S&S 2014)
  • Nerd Camp Briefs: Nikhil and Geek Retreat (Olive Street Press 2016)
  • Nerd Camp Briefs: Amanda and the Battle of the Brainiacs (Olive Street Press 2017)
  • Our Story Begins: Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, and Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote and Drew as Kids (anthology editor - Atheneum / S&S 2017)
  • The Length of a String (Dial / Penguin Random House 2018)
  • The Rowhouse Reporters (forthcoming Dial / PRH 2021)
  • Sydney Taylor Book Award Honor for Older Readers (The Length of a String, 2019)
  • Junior Library Guild Selection (Our Story Begins, 2017)
  • Sunshine State Young Reader Award runner up (Nerd Camp, 2016)
  • Children's and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Award (Nerd Camp, 2011)

For complete list please see attached CV

Other references

Elissa's website: (www.ebweissman.com)


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