Leone Castell Anderson

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General Information

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Name: Leone Castell Anderson

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction & Poetry

Born: Los Angeles, California

Website: www.members.authorsguild.net/lcanderson

Email: leeeric@aeroinc.net


Illinois Connection

Leone lives in Stockton, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Leone Castell Anderson is a former copywriter, book store owner and librarian. She is the author of several picture books, which include: Moving Day, My Own Grandpa and The Wonderful Shrinking Shirt. Sean's War and Sean's Quest are middle-grade historical novels set in the 1832 era of the Black Hawk War. The cover illustrations for both of these books were created by Leone's husband, J. Eric, a watercolor artist.

She also has written many magazine stories that have appeared in Highlights for Children and Cricket Magazine, some of which have been reprinted in textbooks.

Published Works

  • It's O.K. to cry (Handling difficult times), Children's Press, 1979
  • Learning About Towers and Dungeons, The Child's World, 1982
  • The Wonderful Shrinking Shirt, Albert Whitman, 1983
  • My Friend Next Door, Scripture Press, 1983
  • The Good-By Day, Golden Books, 1984
  • Christmas Handbook, Child`s World, 1984
  • Surprise at Muddy Creek, Scripture Press, 1984
  • My Own Grandpa, Golden Books, 1987
  • Moving Day (A reprint of The Good-By Day), Golden Books, 1987
  • How come You`re So Shy?, Golden Books, 1987
  • Sean`s War, ShadowPlay Press, 1998
  • Sean`s Quest, ShadowPlay Press, 2002

Titles at Your Library

It's O.K. to cry (Handling difficult times)

ISBN: 0895650940
Release Date: 1979

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Learning About Towers and Dungeons (The Learning About Series)

ISBN: 0516065386
Release Date: 1982-10

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The Wonderful Shrinking Shirt

ISBN: 0807591718
Release Date: 1983-09

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My friend next door

ISBN: 0896932125
Release Date: 1983

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The Good-By Day (Little Golden Readers)

ISBN: 0307602362
Release Date: 1985-06

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Christmas Handbook (Holiday Handbooks)

ISBN: 0895652684
Release Date: 1984-09

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Surprise at Muddy Creek (Making Choices)

ISBN: 0895656981
Release Date: 1990-09

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My Own Grandpa (A Little golden book)

ISBN: 0307021572
Release Date: 1985-07-15

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The good-by day (A Little golden book)

ISBN: 0307020908
Release Date: 1984

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Sean's Quest

ISBN: 0963881965
Release Date: 2002-12-01

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Sean's Quest

ISBN: 0963881973
Release Date: 2002-12-01

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Literary Awards

  • Why LeRoy Smiled- Highlights for Children- First Place 1989;
  • What's That Sound? Florida Writers Picture Book Competition- First place 1993

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, contact Editor:

Sheila Welch @ ShadowPlay Press

P.O. Box 647

7289 Columbine Rd.

Forreston, IL 61030

815-938-3151


Leone's writing workshops/talks for children can be adapted to varying age groups and include:

  • The Birth of a Book - how her books "happen"
  • Digging for Treasure - how she researches her historical novels
  • What Was It Like? - a sharing of what life was like 175 years ago through readings from her novels
  • Sensing the Magic - a hands-on workshop, learning the magic of using your senses

Leone's fee is negotiable and usually run $200 per presentation or $500 for an all-day visit which includes four classes.


Leone has presented many Young Author programs and has given talks and workshops at schools/libraries. She also gives programs for teachers, librarians and other adult groups.

External Links

Leone Castell Anderson on WorldCat

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