Through the Looking Glass Book Review of The Adventures of Piratess Tilly: Easter Island
"This delightful book takes young readers of a wonderful journey of exploration across the ocean to Easter Island. The tale is told using haiku poems, and it is accompanied by lovely artwork. At the back of the book readers will find further information about Tilly’s heroes: Charles Darwin, and Katherine Routledge." –Marya Jansen-Gruber You can read it here!
The Adventures of Piratess Tilly: Easter Island – Book Launch and Fundraiser for Cure SPG47
Elizabeth Lorayne is an author, artist and mother, inspired by nature, history and the daily rhythms of her surroundings. As the granddaughter of Admiral Walter T. Griffith and having spent her own childhood sailing and exploring the shorelines of the Pacific Northwest, she has developed a deep respect, curiosity and love for water, exploration and creativity. She and her family live in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Elizabeth is a current member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She also holds a position on the board of directors for the Newburyport Maritime Society – Custom House Maritime Museum. You can read it here!
Foreword Magazine March/April 2017 Issue Feature in Children's Books Section:
March/April 2017 Issue of Foreword Magazine for The Adventures of Piratess Tilly: Easter Island: "A brave sea captain, aspiring scholar, and rescuer of orphans, Tilly boldly sails through the Pacific bound for Rapa Nui, in the second installment of Elizabeth Lorayne’s poetic Piratess Tilly series, The Adventures of Piratess Tilly: Easter Island. Detailed and dreamy, fluid watercolors by Karen Watson enrich each verse of haiku as Tilly and her crew attempt to rescue some sooty tern eggs, all the while observing and cataloging the wonders of nature around them." –Foreword Reviews You can read it here!
Macaroni Kid Interview
April 11, 2017: Elizabeth Lorayne was interviewed by Emily Cowan of the Newburyport Macaroni Kid. You can read it here!
Kirkus Reviews Magazine
February 1, 2017: The Adventures of Piratess Tilly: Easter Island review was selected as 1 of 35 indie reviews to be published in the Kirkus Reviews Magazine (VOL. LXXXV, NO. 3)
'Piratess Tilly' Book Series is Brainchild of Shore Parent
January 10, 2017: "As Lorayne explained to an attentive Pre-K audience, a Piratess is "compassionate, courageous, mindful, and adventurous—a leader. She respects nature, and feels an urgency to study and protect all flora and fauna." In the first book in the series, The Adventures of Piratess Tilly, readers discovered a world where budding naturalist Tilly and her rescued best friend, a koala named Yuki, set off for an adventure on the Galapagos Islands, where they save baby giant tortoises that have been kidnapped." You can read it here!
Seacoastonline.com News Article
November 5, 2016: Elizabeth Lorayne is quoted in the online newspaper Seacoastonline.com article, "Portsmouth Buzzes with Books and Authors" about a local author event at the Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH. You can read it here!
Independent Publishers of New England Interview
October 18, 2015: Elizabeth Lorayne was interviewed by the Independent Publishers of New England. Read it in full here!
Kirkus Reviews Magazine
July 1, 2015: The Adventures of Piratess Tilly review was selected as 1 of the 35 indie reviews to be published in the Kirkus Reviews Magazine (VOL. LXXXIII, No. 13)
Greater Newburyport Mothers & Families Club
May 2015: Elizabeth Lorayne was featured as the ‘Member Spotlight’ for the Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club.
The Northwest School News Article
Elizabeth Lorayne and The Adventures of Piratess Tilly were mentioned in an article on The Northwest School’s website as a part of their ‘News.’ “In his RNCSE [Reports of the National Center for Science Education] article, Mark specifically credits NWS alumna Elizabeth (DeFeo) Lorayne ('02) as one of those success stories. Elizabeth recently released a children's book entitled The Adventures of Piratess Tilly, which details the story of a pirate heroine and her koala traversing the globe, including the Galapagos Islands, as naturalists. The book is entirely written in haiku. The RNCSE selected an illustration from The Adventures of Piratess Tilly for the cover of its current issue.”
National Center for Science Education
March-April 2015: An illustration and haiku were used as the cover for the Reports of the National Center for Science Education (volume 35, number 2), an online and printed journal for the National Center for Science Education (a non-profit organization that defends the teaching of evolution and climate change). View the cover here!
Elizabeth Lorayne and The Adventures of Piratess Tilly were then also mentioned in the article, “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Evolution Education” by Mark Terry of The Northwest School in Seattle, Washington.
The Eagle-Tribune Newspaper
April 8, 2015: Elizabeth Lorayne and The Adventures of Piratess Tilly were quoted and mentioned in the newspaper, The Eager-Tribune in regards to the book collection event for the School for Exceptional Studies in Lawrence, MA by the company, American Training Inc. "I couldn't be more honored to have read my children's book to this group of enthusiastic and involved children. Hearing them excitedly respond when asked interactive questions throughout the book reading, was beyond words." Read more here!
Take 2 Radio JR
March 8th, 2015 at 7pm EST on a LIVE Blogtalk Radio, Take 2 Radio JR, Elizabeth Lorayne read and answered question about The Adventures of Piratess Tilly. Take 2 Radio JR is a new addition to the Take 2 Radio Network (Take 2 Radio is one of the Top 300 Shows on Blogtalk Radio out of over 15k shows! Over 1.7 million listeners!). Hear the interview now!