Senf, Lora


The Clackity (Atheneum Books for Young Readers), Middle Grade Novel, 2022

BIO: Lora Senf is a writer of dark and twisty stories for all ages, including The Clackity and the forthcoming The Nighthouse Keeper. She credits her love of words to her parents and to the public library that was walking distance from her childhood home. She credits her love of scary words to her first favorite books—the middle grade works of John Bellairs illustrated by Edward Gorey. Lora finds inspiration for her writing in her children’s retellings of their dreams, on road trips through Montana, and most recently while visiting the Anaconda Smoke Stack. She lives in Eastern Washington with her husband, their twins, and two cats who think they’re people. Their house may or may not be haunted. Visit her at