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Happy Birthday To Easton’s Elise Broach

Elise Broach turns 51 on Saturday.
Elise Broach turns 51 on Saturday. Photo Credit:

EASTON, Conn. -- Happy birthday to Easton’s Elise Broach!

Broach, who has lived in Easton, turns 51 on Saturday. The author was born Sept. 20, 1963, in Easton.

Among her publications are the acclaimed novels "Shakespeare's Secret," "Desert Crossing" and "Masterpiece."

Broach's book "When Dinosaurs Came with Everything" was a 2008 ALA Notable Children's Book, earned an Illinois Monarch Award nomination and an E.B. White Read Aloud Award, and was listed as the No. 1 Children's Books of 2007 by Time.

"Shakespeare's Secret" was a 2006 Edgar Award Juvenile Mystery finalist.

"Masterpiece," illustrated by Kelly Murphy, was a 2008 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year in Children’s Fiction, a 2009 ALA Notable Children's Book and is the winner of the 2009 E.B. White Read Aloud Award and a New York Times bestseller.

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