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Elizabeth-Irene Baitie

Elizabeth-Irene Baitie grew up in Ghana. As a child, she was a voracious reader and wanted to be a writer when she grew up.

Now a clinical biochemist and the director of a medical laboratory in Accra, she is a multiple award-winning writer of entertaining novels for and about children and young adults.  Each of her novels leads  page by page to the discovery of the hero hidden within her characters.

Elizabeth-Irene and her husband live in Accra with their three children.

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Her books are listed below, for the specified age ranges:

Reader ages 8 – 12 years old

A Saint in Brown Sandals
An Angel in Mucky Shorts 

Reader ages 12 – 18 (Young Adult)

The Twelfth Heart 
The Dorm Challenge 
Rattling in the Closet
The Lion's Whisper