Laura Amy Schlitz

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Laura Amy Schlitz
Born May 28, 1955
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Pen name Published A Gypsy at Almack's, an Adult Romance Novel under the name of Chloe Cheshire
Occupation Writer, and Lower School Librarian at Park School
Language English
Nationality American
Alma mater Goucher College
Notable works
  • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village
  • Splendors and Glooms
Notable awards

Laura Amy Schlitz (born May 28, 1955) is an American author of children's literature. She is a librarian and storyteller at The Park School in Brooklandville, Maryland.

She received the 2008 Newbery Medal for her children's book entitled Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village,[1] and the 2013 Newbery Honor for her children's book, Splendors and Glooms.[2] Her other published books are The Night Fairy (2010), The Bearskinner: A Tale of the Brothers Grimm (2007), A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama (2006; the book won a Cybil Award that year), and The Hero Schliemann: The Dreamer Who Dug For Troy (2006).

Schlitz attended Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, and graduated in 1977.

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies![edit]

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village comprises more than twenty one-person plays and two two-person plays. The 10 to 15 year old characters all live in or near a 13th-century English manor.[3]

The monologues were written for the 5th Grade curriculum at The Park School during an F. Parvin Sharpless Faculty and Curricular Advancement Program (FACA) at the school.[4]


Candlewick Press published all six books that are listed under Schlitz's name in the U.S. Library of Congress catalog.

Schlitz also wrote A Gypsy at Almack's, an adult romance novel, under the name of Chloe Cheshire.


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