Elizabeth Letts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE EIGHTY-DOLLAR CHAMPION, winner of the 2012 Daniel P Lenehan Award for Media Excellence from the United States Equestrian Foundation. She is also the author of two novels, QUALITY OF CARE and FAMILY PLANNING, and an award-winning children’s book, THE BUTTER MAN. She majored in history at Yale, where she studied creative writing with Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey. Her writing has been recognized for numerous awards, including a John H. Daniels fellowship, The Charlotte Zolotow Award (honor book) and the Middle East Book Award. A lifelong equestrian, she is a graduate H-A from Rolling Hills Pony Club (California). As a teen she represented Area VI (California and Hawaii) in the North American Junior Three-Day Eventing Championships. She lives in Southern California.