ELIZABETH WINTHROP (www.elizabethwinthrop.com) is the author of over sixty works of fiction for all ages whose award-winning titles for children include The Castle in the Attic, Counting on Grace, Shoes and Dumpy La Rue. Her short story, The Golden Darters, a selection of BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES will be read on Selected Shorts in 2020. Under the name Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop, she is the author of the memoir piece, Don't Knock Unless You're Bleeding; Growing Up in Cold War Washington. She has recently finished a memoir entitled DAUGHTER OF SPIES: Wartime Secrets, Family Lies about her parents' love affair in England during the war and the complications of their marriage in the politically charged atmosphere of 1950s Washington. The daughter of Stewart Alsop the political journalist, she divides her time between New York City and the Berkshires.