Liesl Shurtliff

Liesl Shurtliff was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Before she became a writer, Liesl graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in music, dance, and theater. Liesl Shurtliff’s first book, 'Rump', won over kids and critics alike, earning an IRA Award, a Texas Bluebonnet nomination, a Whitney nomination, and a starred review from Kirkus, proclaiming it “as good as gold.” About her second book, 'Jack', which is now available in paperback, Booklist raves that it “is a delightful story of family, perseverance, and courage.”