I am the author of middle grade and young adult fiction books under the name “S.E. Grove.” (“E” is for Ellsworth, a family name, and “Grove” is my dad’s middle name!)

Mapmakers is a New York Times bestselling series for young readers. Published in English by Viking , the books are also published in French, German, Portuguese, Norwegian, Turkish, Russian, Romanian, and Japanese.The series was awarded France’s Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire for foreign YA fiction and was a finalist in the U.S. for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award!

The Glass Sentence

Viking, Summer 2014. A Junior Library Guild Selection. An Amazon Top 20 Children’s/YA book of 2014. A New York Times bestseller and IndieBound National Bestseller. Starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, BCCB, and Shelf Awareness.

The Golden Specific

Viking, Summer 2015. A Junior Library Guild Selection. An iBooks best book for July, 2015. Finalist, New England Booksellers’ Association Award. 2015 Indie Next Pick by the American Booksellers’ Association.

The Crimson Skew

Viking, Summer 2016. A Junior Library Guild Selection. iBooks Best of July, 2016. Amazon Best of July, 2016. Starred reviews from Kirkus, BCCB, and VOYA.

The Waning Age

Viking, 2019. Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of 2019. Hal Clement Notable Book, awarded by LITA, a division of the ALA (American Library Association). 2019 Massachusetts Book Award “Must Read.” Starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, and School Library Journal.