Amy has a jagged scar next to her eye from sliding into a brick hearth as a kid, and yet, even as an adult, she hasn't learned to slow down in her adventuring. She loves paddle boarding, kayaking, and trying new foods all over the world.
Amy has always needed a creative outlet—from printing waterless lithography to swirling up decadent cupcakes—but her abiding passion is writing suspenseful stories for young people.
Amy received her B.A. in Art Education from the University of Kentucky and currently resides in Louisville, KY with her family, where she still races up the basement stairs when the lights are turned out.
Amy is a member of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and serves as one of their Social Directors in the Midsouth Region. She also participates in NaNoWriMo, WriteOnCon, Storymakers Conferences and two SCBWI critique groups. She loves gathering with other writers to develop her writing craft as a lifelong learner and to dress in costume for conference galas.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
The Forgotten Five by Lisa McMann
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
The Elephant's Girl by Celesta Rimington
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Six of Crows (duology) by Leigh Bardugo
The Poison Eaters and Other Stories by Holly Black
The False Prince by Jennifer Neilsen
Rook by Sharon Cameron
Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Defy by Sara B. Larson