Lenore Skomal wants you to eat her books. She wants you to chew them in your teeth, savor them on your tongue, breathe them in, and feel her words in your skin. Her passionate desire is to touch your heart, inspire you, and luxuriate in the world of the written word.
She is an award-winning author. BLUFF was honored as one of three finalists in the 2013 International Book Awards for Literary Fiction. "Burnt Toast," her first foray into self publishing is an anthology of her humor columns. It won the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book award for humor and placed as a finalist in both the 2012 Indie Excellence Award and Global E-book Awards. Her first book, "Keeper of Lime Rock" was selected by the New York Public Library as one of its Best Books for Teens 2003.
Skomal's catalogue spans many genres. With 30 years of writing experience, over 17 books published and a daily blog, the consistent themes in her work are the big issues the human experience and adding depth and voice to the intricacies involved in living a multi-dimensional existence. Skomal has won several Society of Professional Journalist Awards, Whidbey Island Writer's Conference honorable mention for best fiction, Writer's Digest 73rd Annual Fiction Contest, New York Public Library's Best Books for Teens 2003, and the Next Generation Indie Book Award for humor. From journalism, to literary fiction, to humor and biography, Skomal's writing is consistent, if not in genre, then in message.
As a member of the world community, Skomal is excited by the opportunities presented in today's publishing climate. Now, not only can she spend her time traveling internationally and experiencing life with all her senses, she shares these experiences directly with her readers in hopes of resonating with them and underscoring that no one is alone.
In addition to writing, Lenore is an engaging public speaker with over 1000 public engagements, book tours and writing seminars. She has taught
by Lenore Skomal
Third Willow is Lenore Skomal’s classic, heart-wrenching coming-of-age novel, ostensibly written for young people but better appreciated by adults. “In the apex of the wooded matriarch is where he felt it—his oneness with the willow. The branches fluttered with his weight, as he fused into them. He moved as it moved and vice...
"To the medical world, I was a host body, surviving only to bring a new life into the world. And while I wanted to die more than anything in the world, I never wanted this. No, I never wanted to cease to exist. This was the worst death of all.” Jude Black lives in that in-between, twilight place teetering on death but clinging to life...
The world stopped for America on September 11, 2001, the day of the worst terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. It was also the day America showed its true colors. Firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and EMTs sped to the scene. Concerned more about others' safety than their own, they raced into the very buildings workers were...
Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter: The Remarkable True Story Of American Heroine Ida Lewis
by Lenore Skomal
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter is the absorbing, painstakingly researched story of Ida Lewis and the fearless rescues she made at Lime Rock Lighthouse in Newport, Rhode Island. Born in 1842, Ida began tending the light at age fifteen after her father, the keeper of the light, was disabled by a stroke. When her father died in...
Categories: All Nonfiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
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