Beatrice Gormley

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Beatrice Gormley (born October 15, 1942)[1] is an American children's writer.

Gormley was born in Glendale, California.[1] She is a graduate of Pomona College and has worked as a book editor.[1] She wanted to be a writer since the early age of 9, because she loved to read. Her husband Robert is an editor. They have two daughters together named Katie and Jenny. Robert and Beatrice live with their cat Luke. In 1979 she wrote her first book. At 39 years old she had her first book published. Currently she doesn't have a second job but before her first book was published she too was an editor. Beatrice visits many schools and validates the importance of revision and rewriting. Beatrice and her husband live in Massachusetts. Beatrice is currently writing a historical novel for kids, and recently wrote a biography: Barack Obama, Our 44th President.[2]

Books by Beatrice Gormley[edit]

  • Poisoned Honey, A Story of Mary Magdalene, Knopf, 2010. 978-0-375-85207-7
  • Salome, a novel, Knopf, April 2007. 978-0-375-83908-5
  • Adara, a novel, Eerdmans, 2002. 0-8028-5216-5
  • Miriam, a novel. Eerdmans, 1999. 0-8028-5156-8
  • C. S. Lewis, The Man Behind Narnia, Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2005. 0-8028-5301-3
  • First Ladies, Women Who Called The White House Home, Scholastic, 2004. 0-590-25518-5
  • Louisa May Alcott, Young Novelist (Childhood of Famous Americans series), Aladdin Paperbacks (Simon & Schuster),1999. 0-689-82025-9
  • Amelia Earhart, Young Aviator (Childhood of Famous Americans), Aladdin Paperbacks (Simon & Schuster), 2000. 0-689-83188-9
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder, Young Pioneer (Childhood of Famous Americans series), Aladdin Paperbacks (Simon & Schuster), 2001. 0-689-83924-3
  • Jacqueline KENNEDY ONASSIS, Friend of the Arts (Childhood of Famous Americans), Aladdin Paperbacks (Simon & Schuster), 2002. 0-689-85295-9
  • Laura Bush, America’s First Lady, Aladdin Paperbacks (Simon & Schuster), 2003. 0-689-85366-1
  • Maria Mitchell, The Soul of an Astronomer Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2nd ed. 2004. 0-8028-5264-5
  • Althea Gibson, Young Tennis Player (Childhood of Famous Americans), Aladdin (Simon & Schuster), 2005. 0-689-87187-2
  • Diana, Princess of Wales, Young Royalty (Childhood of World Figures), Aladdin (Simon & Schuster), 2005. 1-4169-0021-7
  • Julius Caesar, Young Statesman (Childhood of World Figures), Aladdin (Simon & Schuster), 2006. 978-1-4169-1281-1
  • Marie Curie, Young Scientist (Childhood of World Figures), Aladdin (Simon & Schuster), 2007. 9-781-4169-1545-4
  • Back to the Titanic! (Travelers Through Time #1) Scholastic (Apple), 1994. 0-590-46226-1
  • Back to Paul Revere! (Travelers Through Time # 2) Scholastic (Apple), 1994. 0-590-46227-X
  • Back to the Day Lincoln Was Shot! (Travelers Through Time #3) Scholastic (Apple),1994. 0-590-46228-8
  • Mail-Order Wings, Dutton, 1981. 0-595-15204-x
  • Fifth Grade Magic, Dutton, 1982. 0-525-44007-0
  • Best Friend Insurance, Dutton, 1983. 0-525-44066-6
  • The Ghastly Glasses, Dutton, 1985. 0-525-44215-4
  • Richard and the Vratch, Avon Camelot, 1987 0-380-75207-7
  • Paul's Volcano, Houghton Mifflin, 1987. 0-395-43079-8
  • More Fifth Grade Magic, Dutton, 1989 0-595-15203-1
  • Wanted: UFO, Dutton, 1990. 0-525-44593-5
  • Sky Guys to White Cat, Dutton, 1991. 0-525-44743-1
  • Ellie's Birthstone Ring, Dutton, 1992. 0-525-44969-8


  1. ^ a b c The U.S. Library of Congress cites for birthdate, Cataloging in Publication data provided in 1995; for birthplace, Contemporary Authors Online; for college education and former occupation, her official website.
      "Gormley, Beatrice". Library of Congress Authorities ( Retrieved 2015-09-22.
  2. ^ Joseph P. Kahn (December 15, 2008). "Presidential ambitions". The Boston Globe. 

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